Ensures Healthy, Productive, and Sustainable Forests

Scholarship Program

Nicholas Maxwell Curtis Memorial Scholarship Endowment

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. The FECF will award one $2,000 scholarship to a forestry student that shows academic excellence and financial need. The scholarship will apply to the spring 2023 semester.

Students must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Enrolled at North Carolina State University
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in forest management
  • Entering third or fourth (junior or senior) year of degree
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

To apply, students should submit an essay, 750 words or less, explaining forestry career goals, extra-curricular engagement, and how the scholarship will support a financial need. Students should also submit an unofficial copy of college transcripts.

The 2022 Nicholas M. Curtis Memorial scholarship program has ended. The 2023 scholarship application will open in spring 2023.

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. The FECF encourages the wise use and management of North Carolina’s forests through education outreach to students and teachers, continuing education initiatives with forestry professionals, and promotion campaigns designed to educate the public.

Each year, the FECF offers the following scholarships:

  • $2,000 to an individual attending North Carolina State University
  • $1,000 to an individual attending Haywood Community College
  • $1,000 to an individual attending Montgomery Community College
  • $1,000 to an individual attending Wayne Community College

Students wanting to pursue a scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled student at one of the following:
    • North Carolina State University
    • Haywood Community College
    • Montgomery Community College
    • Wayne Community College
  • Rising second year of 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 the above specified community colleges.
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Resident of North Carolina

The 2022 scholarship program has ended. The 2023 scholarship application process will open in spring 2023.

2022 FECF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to the Forest Education and Conservation Foundation 2022 scholarship recipients!

  • Jake Moore, senior at North Carolina State University, majoring in Forest Management
  • Ezra Messer, senior at Haywood Community College, majoring in Forest Management Technology
  • Cheryl-Lyn Chandler, second year student at Montgomery Community College, majoring in Forest Management Technology
  • Michael Webb, second year student at Wayne Community College, majoring in Forest Management Technology
 Scholarship Program