Congratulations to our 2015 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 students enrolled full time in a qualifying two-year, four-year or post-graduate program during the year the scholarship will be awarded. The scholarships are administered by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). Meet this year's winners:
Thomas H. 2015 Academic Scholarship recipient

Our 2015 Academic Scholarship goes to Thomas H., who attends North Carolina State University, Raleigh. Thomas is pursuing a degree in Forest Management with minors in Plant Biology and Biological Sciences. He is currently Chair of the SAF student chapter at NCSU, Co-Coordinator of College of Natural Resources Ambassadors, a member of the Piedmont Forest Work Crew, Herbarium (NCSC) Assistant and summer research intern. His academic honors include receiving the Dept. Forestry and Environmental Resources Academic Scholarship, the Jack Sherrill Forestry Summer Camp Scholarship and the NC Vegetation Management Association Scholarship. He has studied abroad in Sweden, Germany, Poland and the Galapagos Islands.

Owen B. 2015 Leadership Scholarship recipient

Our 2015 Leadership Scholarship goes to Owen B., who attends Stephen F. Austin State University. Owen is pursuing a degree in Forest Wildlife Management with a minor in Biology. He is currently the President/Secretary of SFA Ducks Unlimited chapter and President/Historian of the SFA Student chapter of the Wildlife Society. Additionally, he holds offices in the SFA Xi Sigma Phi Honor Society, SFA Student association of Fire Ecologists and is a member of the SFA Bass Team. His leadership activities include organizing waterfowl banding projects in conjunction with USGS/TPWD/USFWS, acting as Team Captain for the TWS Quiz Bowl, organizing travel and attendance for several TWS camping trips and acting as the lead for multiple Ducks Unlimited fundraising banquets.   

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