Graduate Application – VUFC Scholarship

The Virginia Urban Forest Council Scholarship Program strives to enhance the ranks of future urban forestry professionals by providing financial assistance to students studying urban forestry and related curricula at Virginia colleges.  The scholarship selection committee will critically assess the areas described below when reviewing scholarship applications.

  • Does the applicant show evidence of strong academic ability?
  • Does the applicant demonstrate a compelling interest in, or dedication to, the field of urban forestry?
  • Does the applicant have the ability to work independently and think critically?
  • Does the applicant’s future career ambitions and/or interests have the potential for significant impact on urban forests and urban forestry (national impact is preferred)?
  • Is the applicant’s research project well thought out and will it have a significant impact on urban forestry?

The online application (including the advisor recommendation form) must be received by November 30, 2016.

When you have completed the online application, click “Submit” and your application will be transmitted to our selection committee.  We recommend that you print the completed application before submission to keep in your records.  Remember to have the recommendation form completed by a faculty mentor.  You will receive an email acknowledgement of your online application within 5 days of submission.  If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact us at  Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award by January 31, 2017.

Note: Incomplete applications (i.e. failure to submit the recommendation form) will not be considered for the scholarship award.

If you have any questions concerning your application or the scholarship in general, please contact us at



City: State: Zip:

Telephone: Email:

Degrees received to date (institution, date, type of degree (B.A., etc.), major or dept.):

If graduate degrees have been received - list major advisor(s):

Current University attending:

Matriculation date: Expected graduation date:

Expected degree :

Name and contact information for graduate advisor:

Current G.P.A. (if applicable)

List any research publications (3 maximum):

Describe any relevant work or volunteer experiences (please limit to 150 words):

Statement of Work- A project title and a brief summary of the research project you will be/are working on. This approximatly 300 word paragraph should:

  1. Clearly identify the research subject and objectives and how the project relates to current knowledge in the subject area
  2. Briefly describe the study methodology
  3. Explain the project's significance to urban forestry)

Project Title:

Brief Summary:

Write a brief statement of your career goals that includes a description of the impact you will have on urban forestry.(please limit to four sentences):

How will this scholarship benefit you and help to further your academic and career goals? (please limit to four sentences and include how funds would be used):

How did you hear about this scholarship opportunity? (please check one)

Application Deadline November 30

If you have any questions concerning the award application or eligibility requirements, please contact us at