Scholarships and Field Experiences

For the fall semester, by meeting our priority enrollment deadline of Feb. 15, you’ll be automatically considered for scholarships if you’re majoring in fisheries, wildlife, forest products, forest resources, ecology and conservation biology, rangeland ecology and management, ecology conservation biology, and resource recreation and tourism. All students are encouraged to indicate their active interest in a scholarship by sending a letter to their department, including their career goals and reason for requesting scholarship assistance.

For more information about scholarship opportunities available with the College of Natural Resources (CNR), please contact Jennifer Chaffin, Scholarship Coordinator.

Here are some examples of past CNR scholarship opportunities:

Scholarship Description Availability
Berklund Undergraduate Research Scholar Award The Curt and Adele Berklund Undergraduate Research Scholar Award recognizes undergraduate research in an applied field of natural resources. Berklund awards may be used to fund a variety of faculty-supervised research activities. Students are encouraged to participate in ongoing faculty research projects in which the student assists a faculty member or graduate student with research in progress. All enrolled undergraduate students in the College of Natural Resources are eligible to apply for the one-year, $2,000 research awards. All Students
BMC West Scholarship Awarded to deserving students in forest products business management or forest products wood construction and design. Selected students should show leadership potential and proven scholastic ability. All Students
Brent K. Jacobson Memorial Scholarship Undergraduate and graduate students. Preference given to students interested in conservation law enforcement. Incoming students may apply. All Students
Bud and Ruth Purdy Scholarship Undergraduates and graduates in rangeland ecology and management or range livestock management. All Students
Charles A. Connaughton Scholarship For students in forest resources, rangeland ecology and management, conservation social sciences, fish and wildlife. Must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this award. All Students
Clare and Myrtle Hendee, John Hendee and Fran Hendee Scholarship For students with financial need. All Students
Bradley Gross Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a range student who shows leadership potential, ability, and love for the outdoors. Financial need is secondary. All Students
Dean Dwight Jeffers Scholarship Preference will be given to students who have completed their freshman year. Financial need is a consideration. All Students
Edwin W. Tisdale Scholarship Undergraduates and graduate students with academic excellence in rangeland ecology and management. All Students
Eugene & Alice McHale Scholarship Students with interest in parks/protected area management, and natural resources conservation. All Students
Experimental Forest Logging Crew Scholarship Must be a member of the UI experimental forest logging crew. All Students
Idaho Chapter of American Fisheries Society Preference to members of the Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. All Students
Idaho Section Range Management Society Scholarship Students with GPA of 2.70 or higher in rangeland ecology and management. Preference shall be given to students who show potential for achievement. All Students
Izaak Walton League Scholarship Undergraduates and graduate students in fish & wildlife resources. All Students
Jay and Jan Gruenfeld Endowment for Communications, Leadership and Teaching Excellence Purpose is to provide supplemental funding for high-achieving students to pursue a leadership career, participation in seminars, meetings, workshops, or undergraduate research with the need for financial assistance.  Involvement in extracurricular activities in a leadership capacity is a consideration. All Students
Joseph and Genevieve Pechanec Scholarship Undergraduates and graduate students in rangeland ecology and management, wildlife, or forest resources. All Students
Klaue Scholarship, Forest Products Enrolled full time as a forest products major. All Students
Lee A. Sharp Memorial Scholarship Undergraduates and graduates in rangeland ecology and management. All Students
Lewis Clark Building Contractor's Association Scholarship Members of UI student chapter of NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) All Students
Lloyd L. Shawver Forest Engineering Scholarship Graduate and undergraduate students. Preference to students in forest engineering and forest management. Based on academics, leadership, potential and need. All Students
Louis A. Watson Scholarship Preference to freshmen majoring in wildland recreation. All Students
Marvin Klemme Centennial Scholarship Students with academic achievement and leadership potential. Preference given to incoming freshmen. All Students
Noy E. and Ruby J. Brackett Range Livestock Management Scholarship Full time enrollment in the Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences or in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  Awarded on a basis of eligibility, career potential and financial need (as determined through a submitted FAFSA form). Preference will be given to students that have demonstrated a strong interest in grazing management and the range livestock industry. All Students
Riley Creek Lumber Scholarship Undergraduates and graduate students with ability and leadership potential. Preference given to students studying forest products, forest resources and fisheries. All Students
Robert C. Heller Scholarship Preference given to students who emphasize remote sensing/aerial photo interpretation in their programs. All Students
Roger L. Guernsey Forestry Scholarship For students with five years of residence in Idaho. "Guernsey scholars" will be invited by Roger to plant a tree in the Scholar's Grove at Pinestia. All Students
Society of American Foresters Diversity Scholarship Enrolled undergraduates or graduates with an interest in forestry or natural resources as a career. Willingness to serve as diversity ambassador to help the diversity committee. Desire to encourage into the forestry profession a variety of people in terms of race, ethnic background, religion, age, gender and disabilities as well as the diversity of geography, employer groups, philosophies and career choices.  Applicants are not required to be affiliated with SAF. All Students
Ted Bjornn Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Scholarship Annually sponsors two scholarships to support full time students working toward a degree in aquatic resources or fisheries. All Students
Wood Use and Design Undergraduates and graduate students with major in forest products. All Students
Agnes M. Kelly and Alice Munson Memorial Scholarship Undergraduates in forest resources with academic and leadership skills. Undergraduate Students
CNR 75th Anniversary Scholarship   Undergraduate Students
DeVlieg Field Experience Award Award is given for research related to fish or wildlife resources in wilderness settings and is based on the merits of the proposed research or project,academic achievement, ability and leadership potential. Undergraduate Students
DeVlieg Undergraduate Research Scholar Award Available in 2012. Undergraduate Students
Edwin & Esther Rettig Scholarship Undergraduates in CNR. Undergraduate Students
Forestry Class of 42 Scholarship For individuals who have a high potential for leadership. Undergraduate Students
Howe Forest Products Scholarship Undergraduates in forest products. Undergraduate Students
John R. Dale Wood Technology Scholarship Forest products, undergraduate student. Undergraduate Students
Jonne M. Hower Honor Scholarship Undergraduate students interested in resource recreation, natural resources, or conservation. Undergraduate Students
Kenneth E. Hungerford Scholarship Undergraduates in wildlife who show promise for innovative research. Preference given  to juniors and seniors. Undergraduate Students
Lawrence and Eleanor Arneson Scholarship   Undergraduate Students
Eubanks Excellence Scholarship New out-of-state freshman or transfers with 3.0 GPA. Freshman Students
Leonard and Ella Churchill Scholarship Preference to students from Kellogg, Mullan, or Wallace, Idaho high schools. Freshman Students
Howard E. Ahlskog Scholarship For individuals within CNR who maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher. Sophmores, Juniors & Seniors
Brian K. Gilles Scholarship Conservation social sciences students involved in college and university activities. Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Michael Gratson Field Experience Award Supplemental funding for professional field experience. Fish & Wildlife undergraduates following their sophomore or junior year. Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Russell Oliver Memorial Scholarship Sophomores, juniors, or seniors who participate on the Logger Sports Team. Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Tom & Eleanor Felton Scholarship Must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher in fish & wildlife resources. Preference for wildlife. Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Wallace and Dorothy Monnett Scholarship Applicant must be a sophomore by the fall semester. Eligible for sophomore, junior, senior CNR majors only. Demonstrated academic merit, career promise, initiative in the pursuit of a college education financial need (as determined through a submitted FAFSA form). Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Bleak Taylor Ranch Wilderness Internship Wilderness internships are open to all upcoming juniors, seniors, and returning senior-level University of Idaho students. Interns must be resourceful and self-motivated, enjoy physical work, and have enthusiasm for a variety of tasks both at the field station and in the field. Interns must be able to work independently and with others and to deal with isolation from the outside world. Sophmores, Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students
Ernest Wohletz Scholarship Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students with academic achievement and activities. Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students
Colwell Family Centennial Scholarship For individuals in financial need, academic achievement, and a high potential for leadership in forest products industry. Juniors & Seniors
Eric Calvin Godshall Memorial Scholarship For individuals who study forest products. Juniors & Seniors
Henry Adams Scholarship For individuals within CNR who demonstrate high academic achievement. Juniors & Seniors
J. Robert and Lois Stillinger Scholarship Junior and senior students majoring in forest products Juniors & Seniors
Jack Miller Scholarship for Fisheries Juniors and seniors majoring in fishery resources or fishery resources management option, 2.70 GPA. Juniors & Seniors
Ted Hoff Memorial Scholarship For individuals with financial need, demonstrated academic ability, and potential in forest products or forest resources. Juniors & Seniors
Douglas L. Gilbert Scholarship Undergraduates must have a GPA of 2.4; 3.0 for graduate students. Preference given to students with a major in Ecology Conservation biology and course work in communications. Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students
Elmer Norberg Scholarship Juniors, seniors, and graduate students with a GPA of 3.85 in wildlife. Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students
Frank Pitkin Scholarship Juniors and seniors with GPA of 2.8, and graduate students with a GPA of 3.1 in forest resources and an emphasis on nursery/greenhouse management. Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students
Henry & Ingeborg Legoll Scholarship Student at least in 2nd semester in junior year. Scholarship rewards improvement. Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students
Idaho Bass Federation Memorial Scholarship Any fishery student with a GPA of 3.0. Study must emphasize warm-water fisheries. May be renewed a second year. Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students
J.E. Martin Scholarship Juniors, seniors, and graduate students with a GPA of 3.85 in wildlife. Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students
Michael Frome Scholarship For students with GPA of 2.70 or higher. Preference given to students with a major in Ecology Conservation Biology. An essay on a topic in natural resources is required. Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students
Selway-Bitterroot Scholarship Juniors, seniors, and graduate students with a GPA of 2.70 in wildlife or Ecology Conservation Biology. Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students
Craig & Dorothy MacPhee Scholarship Senior with a GPA of 2.70 in fisheries. Preference given to an Idaho high school graduate. Senior Students
Fred and Paul Schafer Scholarship Seniors with leadership abilities. Senior Students
C. C. & Mary Davidson Scholarship For research in wildlife under the Idaho Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Unit. Graduate Students
Craig Terry Kvale Scholarship Awarded to a graduate student in wildlife resources. Graduate Students
Karl W. Spelman Memorial Scholarship Graduate student with financial need, and with a major that emphasizes fire management. Graduate Students