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Financial Assistance

Below is a list of possible scholarship sources.

The Natural History Collections, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Klingener and Bemis Endowments.

Amount: From $300 – $4000

Eligibility: Graduate and Undergraduate students conducting collections-based research under the mentorship of a UMass faculty member or a faculty member associated with a Life Sciences graduate program (i.e., OEB, PB, NSB, or MCB).

Restrictions: Individuals are eligible to receive this award no more than twice during their career as a student.

Description: The Natural History Collections at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst awards these scholarships to promote collections-based research. The scholarships are intended to provide supplemental summer support for collections-based research conducted in fields of botany, entomology, paleontology and vertebrate biology. The budget may include costs associated with research and/or living expenses. Applications will be judged on their scientific quality and the relevance of the research to the University’s collections. Recipients are traditionally graduate students but undergraduates are encouraged to apply. All recipients must submit a brief final report by October 1 of the award year.

Project Students should submit a one to two page project description that includes a proposal budget and a brief description of the place of the project in the student’s academic program (i.e. graduate thesis research, undergraduate independent study or honors project). Applications must include the student’s complete contact information. Students should also arrange for a brief letter of support from their faculty advisor to be sent to the NHC Office. The letter should outline how the student’s research would be enhanced by the scholarship and verify that funds requested in the budget are not available from existing extramural sources (student’s or advisor’s).

Deadline:
March 1 via e-mail (preferable) or campus/regular mail

Forestry, Urban Forestry, Arboriculture:

Mass. Arborist Association Scholarships

The MAA awards two types of scholarships:

(1)   The first, the student must be a high school student accepted into the Arboriculture & Community Forestry program at the UMass / Stockbridge School. Due date March.

(2)   The second is called the MAA Outstanding Arboriculture Student of the Year, this is awarded to a Stockbridge Arbor & Community Forestry student or a student majoring in Urban Forestry at UMass. Due date February 1.

Students with an interest in Commercial Arboriculture are encouraged to apply.

For additional information contact:
Kathy Conway at the Stockbridge office 413-545-5450
Prof. Ryan at 413-545-6626 or Prof. Kane 413-545- 6637

Mass. Tree Wardens & Foresters Association Scholarships

The MTW&F Scholarships are awarded to Stockbridge Arboriculture & Community Forestry students or UMass Urban Forestry students; preference is given to Massachusetts’s residents.

Due date December 15.

For additional information contact: Prof. Ryan, Prof. Kane or your local Tree Warden

Bartlett Tree Foundation Scholarship

Students with an interest & experience in commercial arboriculture are encouraged to apply.

Jr. status majoring in Commercial Arboriculture / Urban Forestry, Due date August 15

For additional information contact: Prof. Ryan at 413-545-6626 or Prof. Kane 413-545- 6637

Hartney Greymont Scholarship

Must be an arboricultural student employee of Hartney Greymont, Inc.

New England Chapter – ISA

The applicant must be a resident of New England and majoring in Arboriculture, the applicant can be a Stockbridge student, UMass UF or a UF graduate student. Due date is April 7.

For additional information & an application:          www.newenglandisa.org

TREE Fund – Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship – ISA/TCIA

The applicant must be majoring in Commercial Arboriculture; the applicant can be a Stockbridge second student year or a UMass UF third student. Due date is May 1.

For additional information & an application download :     www.treefund.org

CTPA Scholarship

CTPA awards two types of scholarships:

(1) With the CTPA Arborist Scholarship the student must be from Connecticut. Students in the Arboriculture & Community Forestry program at the UMass / Stockbridge School or in the

UF program are encouraged to apply.

(2) The second is called the Dr. Mark Mcclure Scholarship, this is for a UF graduate student.

Due date is November 30. For additional information contact: CTPA at 203-484-2512 or www.CTPA.org

The Care of Trees – Mullane Scholarship

The applicant must be majoring in Commercial Arboriculture: the applicant can be a Stockbridge student or an UMass UF student. Preference given to Care of Trees student employees

Due date is Dec. 15. For additional information contact: Prof. Ryan at 413-545-6626

The Society of Commercial Arboriculture Scholarship

The Society of Commercial Arboriculture Scholarship

The applicant must be majoring in Commercial Arboriculture: the applicant can be a Stockbridge student or an UMass UF student. Due date is May 30.

For additional information contact: email SCA at sca@isa-arbor.com or visit http://sca.isa-arbor.com/Students/Students.aspx

The Davey Tree Expert Company Scholarship

The applicant must be majoring in Commercial Arboriculture: the applicant can be a Stockbridge student or an UMass UF student. Preference given to Davey student employees.

Due date is June 15. For additional information contact: Richard Jones 800-445-8733 or djones@davey.com

Mass. Horticultural Congress Scholarship

The applicant must be majoring in Horticulture or Commercial Arboriculture: the applicant can be a Stockbridge student or an UMass UF student. Must be a Massachusetts resident.

Due date is June 15. For additional information contact: Thaddeus Kuczewski at 508-824-5785 or TJKucz@aol.com

Updated: September 20, 2012