New scholarship established for forestry majors at Auburn University
On Wednesday, Resource Management Service LLC (RMS) established an annual scholarship with Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.
RMS, based in Birmingham, founded the scholarship to promote the forestry profession within under-represented populations, as well as to those who would benefit from financial assistance.
The recipient of this year’s Resource Management Service Forestry Scholarship at Auburn University was Maurlan Dickerson, a junior in the forestry program.
“Forestry is an important profession — one that can have a very positive impact on the world,” said Craig Blair, president and CEO of RMS. “Foresters help society meet its needs through the sustainable management of one of our most important renewable resources—our forests. This scholarship program is an effort to promote forestry and to provide a pathway to the profession for deserving students.”
RMS has established scholarships at eight land-grant universities in the Southern portion of the United States. One scholarship is awarded every year at each of those schools and the recipients receive $10,000 annually for their junior and senior years at the university.
The scholarship can be used for tuition, books and other related expenses.
In addition to the scholarship, recipients are offered a full-time, paid internship during the summer between their junior and senior year of college.
In order to qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be a full-time student with a declared a major in forestry, must be slated to attain at least junior status by the beginning of the upcoming fall semester and must have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0, which must be maintained until graduation.
Students at Auburn University can learn more about the opportunity by visiting the Office of University Scholarships website.
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