Established originally in the early 1970’s as the Woodland Owners Association Scholarship, the WRWA Scholarship each year offers funding to a high school graduate about to enter college as a freshman intending to major in a subject related to forest or wildlife management, or to a student in that area of concentration who will be a sophomore, junior, or senior in college during the next academic year. This year the scholarship will be worth $3,000. Previous recipients who meet all the qualifications may apply annually for renewal of the scholarship, but WRWA will give preference to new applicants.
Applicants must be Windham County residents who: Are high school seniors or have a high school diploma or are college students; and Plan to enroll or are enrolled in a two- or four-year program in forestry or allied field (e.g., wildlife management) with coursework and goals directly related to forest management. For the purpose of this scholarship the Scholarship Committee does not consider more general programs (e.g., agriculture, botany, turf management, or environmental science) as allied fields unless the applicant clearly demonstrates how his or her chosen field focuses on forest management.