Application information for any of the scholarships listed here is available from the College's Financial Aid Office. You are also advised to see the Financial Aid Office information about other scholarships, fellowships, and grant programs available to all ESF students.
Professor Nelson C. Brown joined the faculty of the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University in 1912, only one year after the college was founded. Prof. Brown had been a utilization forester with the U.S. Forest Service, and became the Chair of the Department of Forest Utilization. Brown retired in 1951. During his career at ESF, he wrote many books and was a great advocate for improved manufacturing and marketing of forest products. Professor Brown developed many strong friendships among his former students and professional colleagues. On several occasions, he helped students who had financial problems. In 1964 a group of his colleagues and former students had collected enough money to start the N.C. Brown Scholarship Fund. Fund raising continued for many years, and included money from the estates of both Professor Brown and his wife. Today the interest from this fund is used to award scholarships to undergraduate students with an interest in Prof. Brown's two principle areas of expertise: manufacturing and marketing of forest products.
Several alumni, including N.B. Gutchess and H. B. McKean, have donated money to the College Foundation with the request that proceeds from these funds be used for scholarships. Several of these alumni awards, which range from $250 to $1,000, are given each year.
Awarded annually, honors students in degree programs that reflect the professional interests of the late John A. Meyer, who taught chemistry at ESF. He was affiliated with the college for more than 30 years.
The New England Kiln Drying Association (NEKDA) offers a number of scholarships, ranging from $500 to $1,000, to students in two- or four-year wood utilization or wood science programs in northeastern colleges. The scholarships were developed to honor the memory of several leaders in the wood industry who were deeply involved in the New England Kiln Drying Association. The awards are based on academic achievement, a demonstrated interest in a career in the field of wood processing, and a need for financial aid. Applications are required by early summer, and are obtained from Dr. William B. Smith of the faculty of Wood Products Engineering, who is the Executive Secretary of the Association.
United University Professions (UUP) is the union that represents faculty and professional staff at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry. UUP awards one scholarship each year to an undergraduate and to a graduate student each year. Recipients are selected on the basis of an essay they submit. Different topics for the essays are selected each year.
In addition to the scholarships listed above, Wood Products Engineering awards three teaching assistantships each year. Teaching assistants are selected from among the graduate students on the basis of the skills they posses that will allow them to provide significant assistance to the Faculty's teaching mission. Teaching assistants receive a stipend and a tuition waiver.