The Ohio Forestry Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for 2017. The deadline to apply is April 15. You may print and complete the form found here or submit your application electronically by completing the online form at the bottom of this page. Please read below for eligibility specifications.
Congratulations to Mitchell Beaverson the winner of the 2016 Memorial Scholarship!
Mitchell will begin his Junior Year at Bowling Green State University this fall and plans to open a cabinet and millwork shop upon completion of his education. This is the third year that Mitchell has been awarded the E. B. Miller Memorial Scholarship. He reports that he already completed several of the required courses for his major and has begun building his future workshop for his cabinet making business.
Mitchell is pictured above along with his Woodworking Master project. Mitchell represented Wood County 4H at the Ohio State Fair this year.
The deadline for the 2017 E.B. Miller Memorial Scholarship is April 15, 2017. All submissions received after this date will be considered for the 2018 Scholarship.
E. B. MILLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - This program offers financial assistance to students pursuing a forest resource education. Currently, one or more scholarships are offered each year to Ohio high school graduates who have been accepted into an approved university, college, junior college or technical university offering a forest resource curriculum.
The initial gift to the OFA Scholarship Fund was made in memory of E. B. Miller, a third generation sawmill
man and untiring promoter of Ohio’s
forest industry. Mr. Miller began his logging career using horses and sawing
lumber with steam powered sawmills. Before his career ended with his death in
1992, Mr. Miller had owned and operated sawmills in all four corners of Ohio.
Miller’s belief in the importance of education is illustrated by his
involvement in the development of the forestry curriculum at Hocking Technical
College. Furthermore, as
an indication of his commitment to the forest industry in Ohio, Mr. Miller was chairman of the OFA
Paul Bunyan Show for more than a decade.
memorializing Mr. Miller with their gift to the OFA Scholarship Fund, the
founders believe that the forest industry must continually strive to attract
the most talented people to our discipline. The future will always require
highly qualified professionals to address the industry’s challenges. For these
reasons, the OFA Scholarship Fund was established to offer monetary assistance
toward forest resource education to exceptional individuals.
The purpose of the Ohio Forestry Memorial Scholarship
is to provide assistance toward forest resource education to quality students.
awarded may be used to pay or defray the cost of tuition, room, board, and/or
The Scholarship(s) awards are Grants with no
requirement for repayment. The size and number of grants awards will be based
on the return on investments from the previous year. A minimum of one
Scholarship will be awarded each year.
To be eligible for this scholarship grant, the
applicant must be an Ohio resident, U.S. citizen and high school graduate
accepted for admission to an approved college or university, junior college, or
technical college with a two year minimum program in forestry resources. Current college students
must provide evidence of satisfactory scholastic advancement.
Selection of grant recipients will be made by the
Scholarship Committee of the Ohio
forestry Association Foundation. Preference will be given to students attending Ohio Colleges
Deadline for applications will be April
15 each year. Grant recipients will be announced the first week in June.Applications
for the 2015 Memorial Scholarship will be accepted until April 15, 2015. You may also apply on line by completing the form below, or you may print and submit this form
. You must be an Ohio resident, have attended an Ohio high school and be pursuing an education in forest resources to be eligible for this scholarship. If you do not meet all of the aforementioned criteria your submission will be eliminated.