FR Scholarship Funds

The Forest Resources (Department) Scholarship (Fund #1872) to students majoring in Forest Resources, Urban and Community Forestry, or Recreation Resource Management.

The Forestry Alumni Scholarship Fund (Fund #20191) supports undergraduate students and their student organizations in the Forestry and Natural Resource Management curriculum. Scholarships given to students who show the greatest promise, motivation and interest and to those with significant financial need. Consideration given to veterans.

The Forestry Club Scholarship (Fund #2151) provides scholarship support for students enrolled in the Forest Resources cirriculum and/or members of the Forestry Club. Funds may also be used to support programs. 

The Class of '57 Scholarship (Fund #6734) provides assistance to full-time undergraduate students studying forest ecosystems and resources. (Funds administered at the College level with preference for Forest Resources students.)

The Day Family Scholarship (Fund #3586) provides support annually to sophomores or juniors studying forest management based on academic achievement, leadership, extracurricular activities, and character. Preference is given to Minnesota residents.

The Thomas W. French Memorial (Fund #1586) benefits students pursuing degrees in forest resources. The Department of Forest Resources Scholarship Committee will select the recipient(s).

The Frank H. & Ione Mossman Kaufert Forestry Education (Fund #1209) benefits seniors majoring in forestry or forest products who have a GPA of 3.2 or better, are within two semesters of graduation, and have demonstrated leadership and professional promise. (Funds administered at the College level.)

The Edward L. Lawson Scholarship (Fund #7713) supports full-time undergraduates studying Forest Resources who show academic promise.

The Ken Merriam Scholarship (Fund #1794) supports development of the professional education, assistance, and guidance for a deserving physically handicapped Forestry student or Recreation Resource Management student in completing an undergraduate degree.

The Thomas L. Mielke-Weyerhaeuser Scholarship (Fund #4826) provides a scholarship for undergraduate Forestry students in honor of Thomas L. Mielke upon his retirement from the Weyerhaeuser Company.

The William R. Miles Scholarship in Forestry (Fund #1284) is awarded to a student in Forestry during the spring of their junior year. 

The Leiton E. Nelson Scholarship (Fund #1904) is awarded alternately to undergraduate and graduate students in Forest Resources and Forest Products on the basis of need and promise.

The Lynn Sandberg Memorial (Fund #5025) assists undergraduate students studying Forest Resources or Urban Forestry who have demonstrated financial need, shown a strong academic performance, and are actively involved in student activities and organizations.

The Rene N. Settergren Forest Resources Scholarship (Fund #6205) benefits full-time undergraduates studying forest resources with a focus on the Cloquet field session programs. (Funds administered at the College level with preference for Forest Resources students.)

The Franklin E. Star Recreation Resource Management Scholarship (Fund #8517) provides support to students studying Recreation Resource Management who show academic promise or financial need with preference given toward veterans and promotion of diversity.

The Kenneth E. Winsness Memorial (Fund #3484) provides scholarship support to students enrolled in the Forest Resources curriculum. 

The Raymond J. & Carol V. Wood Forest Resources Scholarship (Fund #5738) benefits students who demonstrate broad interest in and exposure to the full range of forest management education, such as wildlife management, water resources, receration, and forest ecology. Financial need, academics, and involvement are considered.

Ways to Give

FR Scholarship Funds

FR Graduate Fellowship Funds

FR General Support and Special Funds


Visit the U of M's secure Giving website to donate now online or by mail!

  • Select "New Gift" or New Pledge"
  • Under "Designate to specific program or area," select a fund from the "Forest Resources pulldown box" OR
  • Under "Special instructions for your gift," type in the fund number and name chosen from above

If you have any questions about making a gift, or if you would like to set up a new fund, please contact Mike Kilgore, Forest Resources Department Head (612-624-3400; mkilgore@umn.edu) or Amy Alch, CFANS Development Office (612-625-2924; amyalch@umn.edu).