Students interested in forestry will have a new source of funding for college.
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division and the University of Arkansas at Monticello have unveiled a new scholarship aimed at incoming freshmen pursuing forestry. This scholarship, valued at $4,000 per semester, will be called the Foresters for the Future scholarship.
“Arkansas has nearly 19 million acres of forests with over 12 billion trees,” State Forester Joe Fox said in a statement. “This scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for a future forester to obtain a quality education and move into a dynamic and rewarding career field.”
This scholarship will provide funding for students for four years. The scholarship is limited to first-time freshmen enrolled full-time at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
Established by Act 399 of 2021, the legislation creating the scholarship was signed into law by Gov. Asa Hutchinson on March 17, 2021.
Applications are currently being accepted for the Foresters for the Future scholarship. Applications are due by June 15 and can be found here.