Scholarships

Urban Forestry Student Scholarships

NEW!  The application period for 2024 Urban Forestry Scholarships is now OPEN.  Trees Virginia will be accepting applications until Friday April 5, 2024.  Please continue scrolling for more information. 

Scholarships will be awarded in three categories: 


One Graduate (Master's or Doctor's) - $2,800.00
Two Undergraduate - $2,100.00
Two Associates - $1,100.00

Our mission is to enhance the ranks of future urban forestry professionals by providing financial assistance to students studying urban forestry and related curricula at Virginia colleges and universities. The scholarships are awarded to applicants who best demonstrate financial need, academic excellence, and a clear commitment to a career related to urban forestry. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee appointed by the Board of Directors of the Virginia Urban Forest Council.
Student studying book under tree

To be eligible for the scholarships, students must meet the following requirements:

1. Currently enrolled at a Virginia community college, college or university
2. Majoring in urban forestry or a related discipline (forestry, horticulture, environmental science, biology, landscape architecture, geography. urban planning)
3. Successfully completed one academic year of courses (graduate students are exempt from this requirement)

4. Possess an overall GPA of 2.5 or greater


Interested in applying for a scholarship?

Please use the link below to complete our online application.

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