FR Graduate Fellowship Funds

  • The Forest Resources (Department) Graduate Fellowship (Fund #2135) supports graduate students in the Department of Forest Resources, primarily through fellowships. Recipients of this support will be graduate students in good academic standing and actively pursuing degrees, or very promising students the Department wishes to recruit, and will be selected annually based on the following criteria: 1) A student who shows the greatest promise, motivation and interest in forest and related natural resources science and management, 2) Those students with significant financial need, 3) Consideration may also be given to veterans of active duty in the United States Armed Forces or the Peace Corps.


  • The Dorothy H. Anderson Fellowship (Fund #8016) provides payments to full-time graduate students at the University of Minnesota according to the following guidelines: Recipients of the award shall be: a) full-time graduate students enrolled in the Department of Forest Resources in the Natural Resources Sciences and Management (NRSM) Graduate Program working toward a graduate degree; b) in good academic standing; c) with exceptional potential in their field; d) preferred areas of study and research could include economics, policy, management and society; e) additional areas of emphasis may include assessment, monitoring, and geospatial analysis or closely-related areas, as track names may change.

  • The Thomas Eugene Avery Graduate Fellowship in Forest Resources (Fund #5458) supports graduate students in good academic standing and actively pursuing degrees, or very promising students the Department wishes to recruit, and will be selected annually, based on the following criteria prioritized in this order: 1) The student who shows the greatest promise, motivation and interest in technical writing about natural resources for the print media.  If no students with writing promise are available in a given year, the award may instead benefit students with a particular interest in forest inventory; 2) The donor wishes to benefit those students with significant financial need; 3) Consideration may also be given to veterans of 2 years active duty in the Armed Forces or the Peace Corps.

  • The Peter F. Ffolliott Graduate Fellowship in Forest Resources (Fund #6534) supports graduate students in good academic standing and actively pursuing degrees, or very promising students the Department wishes to recruit, and will be selected annually, based on the following criteria prioritized in this order: 1) A student who shows the greatest promise, motivation, and interest in integrated natural resources management, especially in the areas of watershed management, agroforestry, and multiple use. If no such student is identified, the award may benefit students with interests in closely-related areas; 2) The donor wishes to benefit those graduate students with significant financial needs; 3) Consideration may also be given to veterans of active duty in the United States Armed Forces or Peace Corps. May be used for tuition, fees, books, and student housing or other needs as allowable for such fellowships by the University of Minnesota. 

  • The Henry L. Hansen Forest Ecology Fellowship (Fund #4462) will fund an endowed fellowship for students interested in forest ecology with preference for graduate students, but can be awarded to undergraduate students if the committee sees an opportunity to encourage outstanding work. When possible, this fund should be awarded in conjunction with fund #5613.

  • The Henry L. Hansen Forest Ecology Fellowship II (Fund #5613) will fund an endowed fellowship for graduate students with outstanding potential to work in forest ecology in CFANS.  When possible, this fund should be awarded in conjunction with fund #4462.  

  • The Frederick & Philip Noel Knorr Graduate Fellowship Concerning Forests and/or Trees (Fund #5348) supports graduate students in forestry with undergraduate degrees from the states of Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon or Washington.  Students must also demonstrate at least two years of non-academic experience in forestry or related fields, such as the biological or earth sciences or measurements such as photogrammetry or statistics.  

  • The Catherine S. Hill Fellowship (Fund #7853) benefits students in the Natural Resources Science and Management (NRSM)Graduate Program. For students who show great promise and interest in natural resources science and management in the NRSM Program and following areas: Forests, biology, ecology, conservation, and management; Economics, policy, management, and society; Assessment, monitoring, and geospatial analysis; Recreation resources, tourism, and environmental education; Forest hydrology and watershed management or closely; Related areas as track names may change.

  • The Merle P. Meyer Fellowship in Forest Resources (Fund #5636) is a graduate fellowship in honor of Prof. Emeritus Merle P. Meyer for students interested in forest resource management.

  • The Josephine and Waldermore Mohl (Fund #5208) supports a student in the Forestry Graduate Program. Criteria will be academic and career potential and need. Candidates include currently enrolled students and new applicants. 

  • The Hugo J. and Hellen K. Pawek Fellowship in Forest Resources (Fund #3457) supports one or more fellowships for graduate students in forest resources. Preference is given to students working to increase forest productivity on lands not currently reaching their potential for either commercial or environmental purposes. Research studies are to emphasize tree physiology, genetics, forest ecology and forest soils.  

  • The R. A. Skok Education Fund (Fund #3523) supports programming for students to enhance their leadership capabilities in the field of Renewable Natural Resources Policy. Serves to support outside lecturers for credit courses that will provide students the opportunity to interact with the community of natural resource interests involved in important issues for Minnesota and the Nation. This fund may also be used to provide fellowship support for graduate students advised or co-advised by Forest Resources Department faculty whose research focuses on important economics or policy questions regarding renewable natural resources use and management.
     
  • The Carol Turnbull Memorial Fellowship (Fund #5160) is in memory of Carol Turnbull, who died while a Ph.D. student in 1998. Supports a Forest Resources graduate student who is highly motivated, has outstanding academic credentials and whose research objectives are in line with Carol's interests in sustainable natural resource management. Preference for a student studying watershed management. 
     
  • Wood-Rill Graduate Fellowship in Forest Ecology (Fund #5562) serves to enhance the research capability of the CNR-Center for Hardwood Ecology. The recipient will work with a multidisciplinary group of researchers to examine the remnants of the old growth hardwood forests in the Upper Midwest to lead to the renewal of such forests. Wood-Rill is the name of the forest adjacent to Mr. Dayton's home, which he contributed to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in 1996.

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).