Ensures Healthy, Productive, and Sustainable Forests

Scholarship Program

NCFA's Forest Education and Conservation Foundation (FECF) is proud to offer a scholarship program to students pursuing a forestry career in the state of North Carolina.

In 2024, the FECF is pleased to offer the following scholarships:

  • One $2,000 scholarship for a student enrolled at North Carolina State University (NCSU)
  • One $2,000 scholarship for a student enrolled at NCSU pursuing an undergraduate degree in forest management through the Nicholas M. Curtis Memorial Scholarship Endowment (see below for information)
  • One $1,000 scholarship for a student enrolled at Haywood Community College
  • One $1,000 scholarship for a student enrolled at Montgomery Community College
  • One $1,000 scholarship for a student enrolled at Wayne Community College

Students who would like to apply for a FECF scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled as a student at one of the following institutions: NCSU, Haywood Community College, Montgomery Community College, Wayne Community College
  • Rising second year student in a two-year program or entering third/fourth year (junior or senior) of a four-year program this fall
  • Pursuing a degree in forest management or paper science and engineering in the College of Natural Resources at NCSU, or Forest Management Technology at Haywood, Montgomery, or Wayne Community Colleges
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Resident of North Carolina
  • Must not have previously been awarded an FECF scholarship

2024 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2024 FECF Scholarship Program. We look forward to announcing scholarship recipients soon!

If you have questions or need additional information, please email Abigail Ridge.

The late Nicholas Maxwell Curtis lived a life committed to sustainable forestry and helping others. His friends and coworkers have honored his memory by establishing the Nicholas M. Curtis Memorial Scholarship Endowment through the Forest Education and Conservation Foundation (FECF). The goal of the scholarship initiative is to help forestry students at North Carolina State University pursing an undergraduate degree in forest management ease their financial burden.

2023 Scholarship Recipients
2022 Scholarship Recipients