Congratulations to our 2013 Ben Meadows Natural Resource Scholarship winners!

"The Ben Meadows Natural Resources Scholarships provide two $2,500 awards, one for leadership and one based on academic achievement for juniors or seniors enrolled full time in a Natural Resources curriculum at the baccalaureate level. The scholarships are administered by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). Meet this year's winners:
Hannah 2013 Scholarship Recipient for Leadership

Our 2013 Scholarship recipient for Leadership is Hannah A., who attends University of Kentucky. Hannah founded the first Student Chapter of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) in the Forestry Department at UK. She is currently serving as the Reforestation Coordinator for the UK Forestry Club and has organized large groups of volunteers at several tree planting events on surface mines in Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania for Green Forests Work and the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative. As the official ‘Tree Planting Representative’ for the UK Forestry Club, she’s working to broaden the university’s SAF-accredited Forestry Program to encompass the tree planting component of forestry.

Daniel 2013 Academic Scholarship

Our 2013 Academic Scholarship goes to Daniel W., who attends West Virginia University. This fall, Daniel will take the seat of Secretary of the Student SAF chapter at WUV and is currently coordinating efforts to start a butternut plantation at the university’s research forest in Cooper’s Rock State Park. In addition to being on the President’s List for five consecutive semesters, his academic honors include receiving the WVU Davis College Clark Endowment Scholarship and WVVMA Latham Memorial Scholarship. He will also begin his second semester as a WVU Dendrology lab instructor this fall.

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