Forestry

Forestry is the science and craft of creating, managing, using, conserving, and repairing forests, woodlands, and associated resources for human and environmental benefits. Forestry is practiced in plantations and natural stands. The science of forestry has elements that belong to the biological, physical, social, political and managerial sciences.

Modern forestry generally embraces a broad range of concerns, in what is known as multiple-use management, including the provision of timber, fuel wood, wildlife habitat, natural water quality management, recreation, landscape and community protection, employment, aesthetically appealing landscapes, biodiversity management, watershed management, erosion control, and preserving forests as "sinks" for atmospheric carbon dioxide. A practitioner of forestry is known as a forester. Other common terms are: a verderer, or a silviculturalist. Silviculture is narrower than forestry, being concerned only with forest plants, but is often used synonymously with forestry.

Forest ecosystems have come to be seen as the most important component of the biosphere, and forestry has emerged as a vital applied science, craft, and technology.

Forestry is an important economic segment in various industrial countries. For example, in Germany, forests cover nearly a third of the land area, wood is the most important renewable resource, and forestry supports more than a million jobs and about €181 billion of value to the German economy each year.

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Scholarships for Forestry Majors

Bullet name award deadline Link
 

For Women in Science Fellowship Program

L'Oreal USA

$60,000 January 27, 2023 See Details
 

For Women in Science Fellowship Program

L'Oreal USA

award

$60,000

deadline

January 27, 2023
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EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Up to $45,000 January 31, 2023 See Details
 

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

award

Up to $45,000

deadline

January 31, 2023
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Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Up to $30,000 Varies See Details
 

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

award

Up to $30,000

deadline

Varies
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UCF Astronaut Scholarship

University of Central Florida (UCF)

Up to $15,000 March 02, 2023 See Details
 

UCF Astronaut Scholarship

University of Central Florida (UCF)

award

Up to $15,000

deadline

March 02, 2023
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Environmental Career Scholarship

New York Water Environment Association

Up to $12,000 February 28, 2023 See Details
 

Environmental Career Scholarship

New York Water Environment Association

award

Up to $12,000

deadline

February 28, 2023
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SOLV Energy Women in Solar Scholarship

Solar Energy International (SEI)

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

SOLV Energy Women in Solar Scholarship

Solar Energy International (SEI)

award

$10,000

deadline

Varies
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Carollo Engineers Bryant L. Bench Scholarship

American Water Works Association

$10,000 December 20, 2022 See Details
 

Carollo Engineers Bryant L. Bench Scholarship

American Water Works Association

award

$10,000

deadline

December 20, 2022
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Willamette University STEM Fellows Scholarship

Willamette University

Up to $10,000 February 01, 2023 See Details
 

Willamette University STEM Fellows Scholarship

Willamette University

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

February 01, 2023
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GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry

Garden Club of America

$7,500 January 31, 2023 See Details
 

GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry

Garden Club of America

award

$7,500

deadline

January 31, 2023
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Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

Up to $7,000 March 01, 2023 See Details
 

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

award

Up to $7,000

deadline

March 01, 2023
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