Undergraduate 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 strong financial need?
  • Does the applicant show strong academic merit?
  • Does the applicant demonstrate a compelling interest in, or dedication to, the field of 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 arborist@vt.edu.  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 arborist@vt.edu.



City: State: Zip:

Telephone: Email:

University/college currently attending:

How many years attended?

Expected graduation date (month/year):

Expected degree (e.g. A.A.S., B.A., B.S.) and major:

Name and contact information for academic advisor:

Current G.P.A.

G.P.A. within major:

Write a 150 to 300 word statement describing why you should be selected for the Virginia Urban Forest Council scholarship in urban forestry.

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):

If you have participated in a project (research, class report, community service, etc.), internship, or employment related to urban forestry, please give the project/position title(s) and a brief summary of your experience(s) (please limit to 250 words):


Brief Summary:

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 arborist@vt.edu.