North Carolina’s oldest forest conservation organization

NCFA Scholarship Program

The North Carolina Forestry Association’s (NCFA)-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. The foundation is providing the following scholarships to be applied toward the 2020/2021 school year:

  • $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 a forest management technology at the above specified community colleges.
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Resident of North Carolina

If you meet the above qualifications, applicants need to email the scholarship application below, along with verification of GPA, and essay to

Amy Juliana

[email protected]

Subject Line: FECF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Applications are due by 5:00 pm on May 15, 2020. Scholarship recipients will be announced by end of May 2020. Winners are expected to attend a recognition ceremony during the North Carolina Forestry Association Annual Meeting in Asheville, NC on October 8, 2020. Lodging for winners will be sponsored.

For questions or additional information, please contact Amy Juliana, Education Programs Manager at [email protected] or 919-834-3943 ext. 2.

2020 FECF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS.

The North Carolina Forestry Association has awarded our 2020 scholarships. The recipients are:

  • Jacob Bost, a rising senior at North Carolina State University, majoring in Forest Management
  • Brandon Light a second year student at Haywood Community College, majoring in Forest Management Technology.
  • Seth Morton a second year student at Montgomery Community College, majoring in Forest Management Technology.
  • Jacob Yelverton, a second year student at Wayne Community College, majoring in Forest Management Technology.

2019 FECF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS.

The North Carolina Forestry Association has awarded our 2019 scholarships. The recipients are:

  • Ronald Senchak, a junior North Carolina State University, majoring in Paper Science and Engineering.
  • Benjamin Miller, a second year student at Haywood Community College, majoring in Forest Management Technology.
  • Dillon Spivey, a second year student at Montgomery Community College, majoring in Forest Management Technology.
  • Wayne Raynor, a second year student at Wayne Community College, majoring in Forest Management Technology.