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Building relationships and supporting students

The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture fosters meaningful relationships with alumni, friends and industry leaders. Through these relationships and the altruism of countless donors, our college has the ability to offer roughly $300,000 in annual student scholarships. Each dollar of support ensures our students can concentrate on rigorous coursework and professional development opportunities by reducing the financial burden of tuition and associated costs. 

In addition to our college-specific scholarships, there are numerous other scholarship opportunities offered through the university. Find a scholarship that best fits you and apply! 

Scholarships for students in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

There is no separate application for the scholarships listed below. By filling out SFA’s general scholarship application, you may be eligible to receive the following scholarships. The deadline for application completion is February 1st, each year. 

Unsure of where you can find SFA’s general scholarship application? Visit the financial aid page for detailed instructions. 

Agriculture

  • Agriculture Charter Chapter Scholarship
    This scholarship benefits students who are children of a current, past or retired agriculture teacher who graduated from SFA. Students must be agriculture majors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
     
  • Shelah Aiken Youth Agriculture
    This scholarship is intended for an agriculture major. The recipient can be awarded to an incoming freshman or current SFA student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
     
  • Arkan E. And Bonnie G. Cranford Scholarship
    This scholarship was established through the SFA Alumni Association by Marilyn Cranford as a tribute to her parents, Arkan and Bonnie Cranford. The scholarship benefits students majoring in forestry and horticulture.  

    Arkan Cranford was born in Appleby, Texas, and lived in Sacul, Texas, for 60 years. He was president of the Sacul State Bank and operated a drug store in Sacul. Arkan and Bonnie were very active in community affairs. Arkan died in 1961, and Bonnie passed in 1984. Marilyn Cranford passed away in March 2019.

  • Honorable Jerry K. Johnson Scholarship 
    This scholarship benefits agriculture students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Priority is given to a resident of Nacogdoches, Shelby, Sabine, Jasper, and/or Panola County.

  • Dr. J.C. and Kay Green Agriculture Scholarship 
    This scholarship benefits an upperclassmen majoring in agriculture with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
    This scholarship benefits agriculture students with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
     
  • Jerry K. Johnson Scholarship 
    This scholarship is intended for an agriculture major residing in Nacogdoches, Sabine, Shelby, Jasper or Panola County. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher and demonstrate integrity and leadership.
     
  • Cecil Jones Agriculture Scholarship 
    This scholarship benefits an agriculture student at the sophomore level or higher with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
     
  • L.D. Lee Memorial Agricultural Education Scholarship 
    This scholarship is intended for an agriculture education major with a 2.5 GPA or higher.
     
  • Horace Mast 
    This scholarship benefits agriculture majors who are either an incoming freshman or current SFA student with minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher.
     
  • Ethan Palmer Ag Scholarship
    This scholarship benefits an incoming freshman agriculture major who graduated from a Texas high school.
     
  • Dr. Dale Perritt Scholarship
    This scholarship supports an outstanding, full-time student majoring in agriculture. Recipients must be in good standing with the university and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
     
  • Pilgrim's Pride Scholarship 
    This scholarship is intended for an agriculture major with a 2.0 GPA or higher.
     
  • A.W. ‘Att’ Pruitt Scholarship 
    This scholarship benefits agriculture majors who are at least a sophomore with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
     
  • University Regents Scholarship
    Regents Scholarships are available to first-time incoming students at Stephen F. Austin State University. Each academic unit selects two academically gifted undergraduates for this award to help cover the cost of a room in an SFA residence hall. Eligible commuter students may apply the award toward tuition and fees. 
     
  • Oran Standley Memorial 
    This scholarship is intended for a deserving agriculture major.
     
  • John and Vesta Sullivan Scholarship
    This scholarship is intended for an agriculture major.
     
  • Texas Farm Products Scholarship
    This scholarship is intended for an employee, child or grandchild of an employee with Texas Farm Products. Recipients must be an agriculture major and maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher. Preference is given to students with an animal science concentration.
     
  • Eugene Weatherly Memorial Agriculture Scholarship 
    This scholarship benefits an agriculture major. Preference is given to animal science or agribusiness students demonstrating financial need.
     
  • A. Herman Wilson Memorial Agriculture Scholarship
    This scholarship benefits agriculture majors who are either Chireno High School graduates or  children of Texas Farm Products Nutrition employees in Nacogdoches.
     
  • Leon Young Scholarship
    This scholarship is intended for an agriculture student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference may be given to students who work in the SFA soil lab.

Environmental Science

  • Robert L. Banks / STMicroelectronics Inc. Scholarship
    STMicroelectronics Inc. is  a pioneer among major manufacturing corporations seeking to reduce or mitigate the environmental impacts of their operations. Its landmark efforts to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide through reforestation, known as carbon sequestration, resulted in a long-term cooperative relationship with the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.  

    STMicroelectronics purchased more than 3,400 acres of pastureland, conducted site preparation operations and planted the land with improved loblolly pine seedlings. Following afforestation, the company transferred title of the property to the SFA Real Estate Foundation to be managed by the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture. 

    In 2011, a portion of the profits generated from the management of these timberlands was donated to endow the Robert L. Banks / STMicroelectronics Inc. Scholarship in honor of Banks’ support of college programs.

  • W. Dixon Bunt Scholarship
    This scholarship was endowed through the SFA Alumni Association by Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bunt, parents; Stephen C. Bunt, brother; and friends of William Dixon Bunt, who died February 20, 1994. Dixon received a Bachelor and Master of Science in Forestry from SFA. At the time of his death, Dixon was an environmental services department analyst for NationsBank, headquartered in Dallas.

  • Raymond ‘Chick’ Dolezel Environmental Science Scholarship
    Friends and colleagues of Raymond “Chick” Dolezel endowed this scholarship fund in 2007 to provide scholarships and financial assistance to outstanding environmental science students attending Stephen F. Austin State University.  

    Dolezel, a professional geoscientist with more than 50 years experience in natural resource investigations, authored numerous technical publications on East Texas’ soils.

  • Lumberjack Legacy Forest Program Scholarship
    The Lumberjack Legacy Program was initiated to manage forestlands donated to the ATCOFA, provide sites for research and laboratory exercises, as well as generate revenue through sustainable timber production. This scholarship is awarded to forestry or environmental science students who attended high school in the counties in which SFA owns forest property. These forest properties are located in Cherokee, Houston and Shelby counties. Funds for these scholarships are generated by timber sales and other management activities that take place on properties donated by STMicroelectronics Inc. and managed by ATCOFA faculty and staff members.

  • McCullough Family Scholarship 
    The McCullough Family Scholarship was established through the SFA Alumni Association through a gift from Dr. Jack McCullough, his wife ElaRuth, and their sons Tom and Bruce.  

    The McCulloughs have long been avid supporters of SFA sports and are dedicated to education.  Together, the couple shares almost 80 years of teaching experience.

  • Jack and Elaruth McCullough Scholarship
    Former students of Dr. Jack D. McCullough created this scholarship through the SFA Alumni Association in honor of his retirement in 2001. This scholarship benefits graduate students majoring in environmental science.  

    During McCullough’s 37-year career at SFA, he supervised nearly 120 graduate students. Additionally, he brought in more than $1 million in research funds that provided financial support for graduate students and purchased equipment for graduate work.  

    Recognized as a researcher in the field of environmental science, McCullough’s studies of the Trinity River and Livingston Reservoir brought considerable acclaim to SFA in scientific circles. McCullough was a research scientist with ATCOFA’s  Waters of East Texas Center.

  • University Regents Scholarship
    Regents Scholarships are available to first-time incoming students at Stephen F. Austin State University. Each academic unit selects two academically gifted undergraduates for this award to help cover the cost of a room in an SFA residence hall. Eligible commuter students may apply the award toward tuition and fees.

  • STMicroelectronics Timber Sales Scholarships
    Timber sale proceeds from properties donated by STMicroelectronics Inc. to the SFA Real Estate Foundation fund generates scholarships to recruit and retain high-quality forestry, environmental science and geospatial science students. The properties are managed by forestry faculty and staff members to maximize carbon sequestration storage. 

    The STMicroelectronics properties also serve as a hands-on laboratory for teaching, research and outreach activities within the college.

  • Richard L. ‘Dick’ White Environmental Scholarship
    Richard L. “Dick” White retired as TXU’s vice president for environmental services in 2000. He was hired in 1971 to develop and manage environmental programs for coal-fired power plants and associated mines. He strove to have an impact on the conflict between economic development and environmental protection by achieving a balance between the production of vital goods and services and the conservation of natural resources.      

    White coordinated a fellowship program in which a steering committee of university scientists help identify environmental research needs and provide oversight in selecting graduate students to design and conduct studies. Since 1971, this award-winning program has provided full financial support for numerous forestry graduate students at SFA.

  • Wildwood Environmental Credit Company 
    Based out of Tyler, Texas, Wildwood Environmental Credit Company is a mitigation and conservation banking specialist entity cultivating sustainable land use strategies. For the past 20 years, Wildwood has assisted landowners in sourcing and selling mitigation credits and also provides a suite of related services.

    This scholarship supports students pursuing a major in forestry or environmental science at SFA.

Forestry

  • Distinguished Alumni Scholarship
    Each year, the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture honors a distinguished alumni or outstanding member of the forestry profession by awarding a scholarship in her/his name. The scholarship recognizes the recipient’s contributions and achievements while also providing financial assistance to a deserving student.

  • Paul Walton Allen Scholarship
    This scholarship is intended for a student pursuing a concentration in forest management. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be in good standing with the university.

  • Davey Arbor Grant Scholarship
    For the last quarter of a century, Davey Tree has provided more than half a million dollars in educational support to budding green industry students across the nation through their Arbor Grant Scholarship program.

    To be eligible for an Arbor Grant Scholarship, students must be enrolled in a two- or four-year program that focuses on forestry, urban forestry, arboriculture or another green industry field.

    The $1,000 scholarship is annually rewarded to a deserving student.

  • Robert E. Attebury Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship was established by family and friends to honor the memory of Robert E. Attebury. Attebury transferred to SFA from Texas Tech University in the spring of 1975. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from SFA in August 1978. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding forestry student.

  • Robert L. Banks / STMicroelectronics Inc. Scholarship
    STMicroelectronics Inc. is  a pioneer among major manufacturing corporations seeking to reduce or mitigate the environmental impacts of their operations. Its landmark efforts to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide through reforestation, known as carbon sequestration, resulted in a long-term cooperative relationship with the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.  

    STMicroelectronics purchased more than 3,400 acres of pastureland, conducted site preparation operations and planted the land with improved loblolly pine seedlings. Following afforestation, the company transferred title of the property to the SFA Real Estate Foundation to be managed by the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture. 

    In 2011, a portion of the profits generated from the management of these timberlands was donated to endow the Robert L. Banks / STMicroelectronics Inc. Scholarship in honor of Banks’ support of college programs.

  • Dr. Sam and Malcolm Barnes Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship was established through the SFA Alumni Association by Dan Barnes in honor of his parents. Dr. Sam Barnes was a well-known and highly respected physician in the Trinity, Texas, area. Sam and his wife, Mickey, passed away in 1997. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding forest management student.

  • Bartlett Tree Foundation Inc. Scholarship
    The Bartlett Tree Foundation Inc. was established with seed money provided by the F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company. The foundation provides funding for more than 25 higher education institutions throughout the United States.

    This scholarship was established in 2002 for a student with a genuine interest in an urban forestry career. Evidence of this interest may include courses, internships, work experience or special projects.

  • Bone Hill Foundation Field Station Scholarships
    The Bone Hill Foundation is a nonprofit trust whose income from forest land management and other investments are used exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes. In an effort to offset the rising cost of tuition and fees, the foundation awards a scholarship to each student attending the six-weeks summer forestry field station.

  • Timmmy Bronaugh Memorial Scholarship
    The Tim Bronaugh Memorial Scholarship was established by the Lufkin Bass Club and the Lufkin Chapter of Safari Club International in honor of Tim Bronaugh who was killed in an automobile accident in November 1983. Bronaugh was a junior member of the Lufkin Bass Club, an Eagle Scout and active in many school and church activities. At the time of his death, he was enrolled in SFA as a forest wildlife management student.

  • Raymond And Fay Brown Forestry Scholarship
    The Raymond and Fay Brown Forestry Scholarship was endowed in December 1996 through the SFA Alumni Association. The Browns grew up in Beaumont and attended SFA in the 1930s. This scholarship benefits an outstanding forestry student. 

  • Glenn And Nancy Chancellor Scholarship
    The Glenn and Nancy Chancellor Scholarship was established through the SFA Alumni Association by Glenn A. Chancellor; his wife, Nancy Alders Chancellor; and matching contributions from Temple-Inland. Glenn, a 1959 graduate of the SFA School of Forestry, retired as group vice president of the forestry division at Temple-Inland Inc.  

    Glenn passed away July 13, 2001.

  • Marvin And Pearl Cherry Memorial Scholarship
    Marvin and Pearl Cherry moved to Nacogdoches in 1950 to be near the area sawmills and so their children could attend SFA. Marvin began his career in the lumber industry at 16 years old when he worked for Dierks Lumber and Coal Company.

    The scholarship was established through the SFA  Alumni Association and benefits students who have completed at least 60 hours toward a degree in forestry at SFA.

  • Arkan E. And Bonnie G. Cranford Scholarship
    This scholarship was established through the SFA Alumni Association by Marilyn Cranford as a tribute to her parents, Arkan and Bonnie Cranford. The scholarship benefits students majoring in forestry and horticulture.  

    Arkan Cranford was born in Appleby, Texas, and lived in Sacul, Texas, for 60 years. He was president of the Sacul State Bank and operated a drug store in Sacul. Arkan and Bonnie were very active in community affairs. Arkan died in 1961, and Bonnie passed in 1984. Marilyn Cranford passed away in March 2019.

  • Marilyn Cranford Scholarship
    Marilyn Cranford was born and raised in Sacul, Texas. She completed her high school education at the Stephen F. Austin State College Finishing School. She remained a steadfast friend of the university over many years, with her primary areas of support being the School of Art and the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.

    More than 30 years ago, Cranford established the Melba Cranford Memorial Art Scholarship in memory of her sister, a 1940 SFA alumna. In 1998, she endowed the Arkan E. and Bonnie G. Cranford Scholarship to support students in the fields of forestry and horticulture.

    Throughout the years, Cranford lent generous support to academic research efforts at SFA — most notably the groundbreaking work conducted by the National Center for Pharmaceutical Crops.

  • Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council Scholarship
    The Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council strives to increase interest in urban and community forestry within the 17-county Cross Timbers region. This region encompasses most of the western half of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, as well as the cities of Gainesville, Wichita Falls and Stephenville, Texas. The council comprises municipal, state and commercial arborists, as well as citizens interested in urban forestry, conservation and the region’s ecology.  This scholarship is designed to assist students interested in pursuing a career in urban forestry — a critical discipline gaining importance as Texas becomes more urban.

  • Ralph Day Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF), Texas Chapter Scholarship
    The Texas Chapter of the Association of Consulting Foresters supports the role of higher education in developing young men and women to fill the ranks as future consultants of the highest ethical and professional standards. In keeping with this spirit, the ACF scholarship was named in the honor of Ralph Day, ACF consulting forester and appraiser who, along with his wife, Dorris, and son, Connor, passed away in December 2010.

    The Texas Chapter of ACF is a strong supporter of SFA’s forestry programs. Its members continue to assist with forestry field station and the senior-level forest consulting course.

  • Kester W. Denman III, Forestry Scholarship
    This scholarship was endowed through the SFA Alumni Association by Dr. Peyton L. Denman in honor of his nephew,  Kester W. Denman III. Kester, a native of Lufkin, graduated with honors from SFA in 1992.  He later worked for the Texas Forest Service as the district forester for San Augustine and Sabine Counties. 

  • Aulton J. Derrett Scholarship
    The Aulton J. Derrett Scholarship Endowment Fund was established through the SFA Foundation by Ogretta W. Huttash in memory of her husband, Aulton J. Derrett. Earnings from the endowment are used to provide scholarships and financial assistance to outstanding students in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.

  • East Texas Sportsman’s Club
    The East Texas Sportsman’s Club established this scholarship through the SFA Alumni Association to support students studying forest wildlife management. The scholarship is awarded to an active hunter and is based on a combination of scholastic performance and financial need.

  • Ray Fallin Scholarship
    The Montgomery-Harris County Forest Landowners Association awards the Ray Fallin Scholarship to an outstanding forestry student from Montgomery or Harris County. Forest landowners associations provide knowledge and training opportunities for superior forest management; inform landowners about issues affecting management opportunities and provide a strong voice promoting the rights of all private landowners. 
     
  • Ernest Medford Ford and Grace Bevil Ford Memorial Scholarship
    This forestry scholarship was established through the SFA Alumni Association in 1989 by Ernest F. Ford in memory of his parents, Ernest Medford Ford and Grace Bevil Ford. Ernest Medford Ford, a member of the SFA class of 1938, was a retired writer for the Houston Chronicle. The Fords loved their time spent in the logging camps and sawmill towns in Angelina County. For this reason, their son endowed this scholarship to help students interested in making forestry their life’s work.
     
  • Sam B. Hayter Forestry Scholarship
    The Sam B. Hayter scholarship was established by Margaret Sides in honor of her grandfather. The Hayter family has owned land in Nacogdoches County since 1841. Sam B. Hayter built a sawmill after World War II on the family farm and began to produce lumber from his own timber, as well as timber from the surrounding area. In 1976, the family employed a full-time forester to implement forest management activities and later established recreational hunting on the farm resulting in trophy-class deer, turkey and quail. The farm serves as an outdoor classroom for SFA’s forestry and horticulture labs, as well as numerous other educational groups.  
     
  • William A. ‘Buddy’ Henson Scholarship
    The William A. “Buddy” Henson Scholarship was established by his parents through the SFA Alumni Association in his memory. Buddy graduated from SFA in 1973 and passed away in 1976.  

    Buddy loved forestry and worked hard to succeed. His professionalism and dedication were an inspiration to all who knew him.

  • Ronald H. Hufford Forestry Leadership Scholarship
    This scholarship is given in honor of Ronald H. Hufford, executive director of the Texas Forestry Association from 1984 to 2017.  Recipients are junior- or senior-level students majoring in forestry or natural resources with preference for students with proven leadership, volunteerism and communications experiences.

  • James B. Hull Scholarship
    James B. “Jim” Hull is a graduate of the SFA School of Forestry. As director of the Texas Forest Service, Hull had a vast statewide responsibility that encompassed urban forestry, tree insect control and rural fire protection in all 254 Texas counties. 

    Hull continues to provide leadership on numerous forestry boards and organizations at the state, regional and national level. He was elected as a Fellow in the Society of American Foresters in 1988 and received numerous other prestigious honors and awards throughout his career.

  • Ellis V. Hunt Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    Ellis V. Hunt Jr. was a respected, long-time faculty member of the SFA School of Forestry. He also served as assistant dean prior to his retirement in 1985. This scholarship was established in 1990 by his wife, Hilda Hunt, and is awarded based on academic merit and future potential.

  • David and Stephanie Hyink Scholarship
    David Hyink received a Bachelor and Master of Science in Forestry from SFA and a doctoral degree from Purdue University. His contributions to academia and the forest industry are extensive. 

    This scholarship benefits students who major in forestry or elementary education and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

  • International Society of Arboriculture, Texas Chapter Scholarship
    In May 1989, the Texas Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture created a scholarship open to students interested in urban forestry. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and call attention to the use of trees in urban areas.

  • W. Goodrich Jones Memorial Scholarship
    W. Goodrich Jones is considered the father of forestry in Texas. He is responsible for almost single-handedly bringing into existence Texas Arbor Day in 1889, the Texas Forestry Association in 1914 and the Texas Forest Service in 1915.  

  • Keith Kimbrough Memorial Scholarship
    The Keith Kimbrough Memorial Scholarship was endowed through the SFA Alumni Association by his parents, Gene and Elva Kimbrough, and friends in 1991. Keith, a 1982 graduate of Palestine High School, was an All-East Texas Football player. At the time of his death, he was active in the Sylvans Club and other student activities in the School of Forestry.

  • Gail Q. King Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    The Gail Q. King Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established in April 1989 by Anne King in honor of her late husband. Gail King was a native of Crockett, Texas, and led a very active life in forestry. He served on the board of directors and was a lifelong member of the Texas Forestry Association.  

    In keeping with Gail’s respect for meritorious performance, the endowment specifies that the scholarship be awarded on the basis of academic merit and future potential.

  • John and Pauline Kronrad Memorial Scholarship
    The John and Pauline Kronrad Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. Gary Kronrad, SFA professor emeritus of forest economics, in memory of his parents. 

    This scholarship is awarded to a student displaying outstanding scholarly achievement.

  • Lumberjack Legacy Forest Program Scholarship
    The Lumberjack Legacy Program was initiated to manage forestlands donated to the ATCOFA, provide sites for research and laboratory exercises, as well as generates revenue through sustainable timber production. This scholarship is awarded to forestry or environmental science students who attended high school in the counties in which SFA owns forest property. These forest properties are located in Cherokee, Houston and Shelby counties. Funds for these scholarships are generated by timber sales and other management activities that take place on properties donated by STMicroelectronics Inc. and managed by ATCOFA faculty and staff members. 

  • Eddie L. Lockey Sr. Memorial Scholarship
    The Eddie L. Lockey Sr. Forest Game Management Memorial Scholarship is awarded through the SFA Alumni Association and was made possible through the efforts of his mother, Savannah Lockey Carnes of Troup, Texas. Savannah was a former member of the SFA Board of Regents.  

    Eddie was a 1961 graduate of SFA and a long-time member and past president of the SFA Alumni Association. He also was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Eddie Lockey died in 1988.

  • Edd Ballinger and Alice Long Scholarship
    The Edd Ballinger and Alice Long Scholarship was established in 1975 by Florence Frazier Quinn in honor of her parents. E.B. Long retired in 1944 from the Texas Forest Service. During his career, he began a motion picture program to educate East Texans on fire prevention. In order to do this, Edd transported his own generator because most rural did not have electricity.  

    Quinn passed away at the age of 92 in 2005, leaving a substantial bequest to the scholarship fund in hopes to fulfill her dream of establishing the largest endowed forestry scholarship at SFA.

  • Bruce Miles Scholarship
    Bruce Miles served as the state forester and director of the Texas Forest Service from 1981 to 1996. His excellent leadership spread far beyond the boundaries of Texas to the national level. He served terms as the chairman of the National Association of State Foresters and was president of the Forest Farmers Association. The Bruce Miles Scholarship was established upon his retirement from the Texas Forest Service as a tribute from his many friends, colleagues and associates from across Texas and the U.S.

  • Floyd And Donna Mize Scholarship
    Floyd and Donna Mize of Lufkin, Texas, both graduated from SFA. Their son, Ron, devoted his career to forestry and wildlife management; therefore, they established this scholarship to assist outstanding students pursuing a concentration in forest wildlife management.

  • Stephen Muslow Scholarship
    Stephen Muslow earned a degree in forestry from SFA and poured his love for the industry into the business he founded and operated for 40 years — Muslow Forestry. Steve was a past president of the Louisiana Forestry Association and a past president of the B’nai Zion Congregation.

    This scholarship is intended for an undergraduate student majoring in forestry. Preference will be given to students from Louisiana and Caddo Parish.

  • Kenneth Nelson Memorial Scholarship
    The Kenneth Nelson Memorial Scholarship was established in 1992 by Virginia Hays Nelson, family and friends. Kenneth Nelson’s distinguished career included 48 years with Temple-Inland, where he served as vice president of the forestry division.  

    The Kenneth Nelson Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance to students from Diboll or Angelina County, Texas, majoring in forestry at SFA.

  • Order Of Hoo Hoo International Forestry Scholarship
    The Hoo Hoo International Forestry Scholarship is endowed by the East Texas Hoo Hoo Chapter #135 through the SFA Alumni Association. Membership is drawn by invitation from all aspects of the forest products industry, including sawmilling, research, education, manufacturing and marketing of wood-based products, as well as officers of lumber associations and suppliers to the lumber industry.

  • Albert And Jewel Parrott Memorial Scholarship 
    This scholarship was established in 1992 through the SFA Alumni Association by Jewell Esther Parrott in memory of her husband, Albert Ruel Parrott.  

    Born in August 1893, Albert was a lifetime resident of East Texas and a graduate of Garrison High School. He was associated with W. A. Parrott and Sons Sawmills, which operated for many years in the Wells, Garrison, Chireno and Blackjack areas.

  • Douglass Peabody Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    The Douglass Peabody Jr. Memorial Scholarship was endowed through the SFA Alumni Association in 1995 by Doug’s parents and sisters. Peabody received a Bachelor and Master of Science in Forestry from SFA. At the time of his death, he was pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Tennessee.

  • Susan Roe Scholarship 
    To celebrate Susan Roe’s graduation from Stephen F. Austin State University, Susan’s parents, along with Exxon U.S.A., created the Susan Roe Forestry Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding forestry student.

  • Frank A. Roth II Scholarship
    Frank Roth was a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army from 1972 to 1974, serving at the Defense Contract Administration in Atlanta, Georgia, before earning a doctoral degree in forestry from SFA in 1980. He had a long career in forestry research and extension, teaching and consulting while living in Selma, Alabama and later, Hope, Arkansas. He mentored many of today’s foresters through teaching and was a leader for many years in the National 4-H Forestry Invitational.

    This scholarship is intended for a deserving graduate student pursuing a degree in forestry.

  • Gene Samford Memorial Scholarship
    Gene Samford had a long history in East Texas forestry and worked as a legislative liaison for Temple-Inland. The scholarship was established following his untimely death in December 1990, with generous contributions from friends and family. This scholarship is intended for a student pursuing a concentration in forest wildlife management.

  • Tommy B. and Lucille Jackson Slaughter Scholarship
    Tommy Slaughter’s love for the land and a life of land stewardship led him to establish a scholarship that will help young people achieve careers in natural resource fields.  

    This scholarship, endowed by the Tommy B. and Lucille Jackson Slaughter Foundation, is targeted for sophomore forestry majors and is renewable based on scholastic achievements. Slaughter was a long-time resident of Marshall, Texas.

  • Southern Power Forestry Scholarship
    Southern Power, one of the largest wholesale energy providers in the Southeast, endowed this scholarship in 2012 in conjunction with the opening of the Nacogdoches Generating Facility. The Nacogdoches plant is the largest wood biomass power plant in the U.S. fueled by non-merchantable wood waste and is expected to provide enough energy for 60,000 homes.

    This scholarship is awarded to a deserving undergraduate student studying forestry from Austin or within 75 miles of the Nacogdoches Generating Facility.

  • Southland Paper Foundation Scholarship
    The Southland Paper Foundation Scholarship was started by the Southland Paper Company as a means of providing financial support for children of Southland employees pursuing a college education. At the time the Southland Foundation was liquidated, a $50,000 endowment was given to the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture to provide scholarships to deserving students pursuing a degree in forestry.

  • STMicroelectronics Timber Sales Scholarships
    Timber sale proceeds from properties donated by STMicroelectronics Inc. to the SFA Real Estate Foundation fund generates scholarships to recruit and retain high-quality forestry, environmental science and geospatial science students. The properties are managed by forestry faculty and staff members to maximize carbon sequestration storage. 

    The STMicroelectronics properties also serve as a hands-on laboratory for teaching, research and outreach activities within the college.

  • Alan Still East Texas Sportsman’s Club Scholarship
    This scholarship was endowed in 2006 through the SFA Alumni Association by Alan Still’s family and members of the Nacogdoches Chapter of the Safari Club. Still graduated from SFA in 1971 with a degree in accounting and was employed by Fish and Still Equipment of Nacogdoches.  

    This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding forestry major who is an avid hunter.

  • Texas Forestry Association W. Goodrich Jones Scholarship
    The Texas Forestry Association has awarded scholarships to outstanding forestry students since 1958. Since 1984, the award has been recognized as the TFA W. Goodrich Jones Scholarship. 

    The scholarship fund is designed to help train professional foresters who are dedicated to perpetuating, extending and improving the timber supply and economy of East Texas.

  • Texas Daughters of American Revolution Forestry Scholarship
    The Texas Daughters of the American Revolution has managed a parcel of forestland outside of Beaumont, Texas, for a number of years. In 1987, the group used proceeds from the sale of timber to provide a scholarship endowment in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture. Generous increases have been periodically made to the endowment, with the earnings funding this scholarship.

  • TreeNewal Certified Arborist Arboriculture Fund
    TreeNewal Certified Arborist provides residential and commercial arborilogical services in the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas. The company provides tree nutrition, soil conditioning and fertilization, pruning, tree removal, disease, fungal and insect management.

    Recipients of this scholarship must be a full-time sophomore or junior studying urban forestry with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The recipient must submit a one-page essay detailing their arboriculture career interest and possible employment with TreeNewal. Recipients are required to complete a paid internship with TreeNewal during the summer prior to receiving the $2,000 scholarship ($1,000 each semester). Recipients may renew the scholarship the following year for $1,000 ($500 each semester). To renew the scholarship, recipients must complete another paid summer internship. Additionally, the recipient must attend the Texas International Society of Arboriculture Conference and work at the TreeNewal booth.

    Recipients of this scholarship obtain hands-on experience nurturing trees and plants while developing professional skills and learning from highly experienced and knowledgeable arborists. 

    TreeNewal is comprised of a growing team that is passionate about the power of a healthy ecosystem with sustainable solutions for healthy trees and healthy lives.

  • Laurence C. Walker Memorial Scholarship
    Dr. Laurence C. Walker was the first dean of the School of Forestry. He was instrumental in transforming a relatively small program into one of the foremost forestry schools in the country.  

    The Laurence C. Walker Scholarship was established in 1996 with proceeds from Walker’s book, “Excelsior: Memoir of a Forester.”

    Luminant, formerly TXU Environmental Services Division, generously contributed to this scholarship in recognition of Walker’s 25 years of service on their Environmental Research Steering Committee.

  • Kenneth G. Watterston Memorial Scholarship
    Dr. Kenneth G. Watterston was an honored member of the forestry faculty from 1965 until his retirement in May 1996. He served as assistant dean from 1987 to 1995. An exceptional teacher, Watterston challenged students to meet his high academic standards. He taught courses in forest soils, advanced soils and soils classification. In addition to the thousands of undergraduates he taught, he advised more than 25 graduate students and served on numerous graduate committees. In 1994, he was awarded the first College of Forestry Teaching Excellence Award, which is now named in his honor. 

  • Cason Westmoreland Memorial Scholarship
    Cason Westmoreland was a senior studying forest management at the time of his death in February 2014. The Cason Westmoreland Foundation established this scholarship to reward a dedicated forestry student in honor of Westmoreland’s desire for a college education. Westmoreland set high goals for himself and believed an education was the first step in achieving those goals.

  • R.M. ‘Monty’ and Linda Whiting
    Dr. Monty Whiting, SFA professor emeritus of forest wildlife management, boasts a career of accomplishments and service that spans more than 30 years. Whiting was instrumental in the growth of Stephen F. Austin State University’s student chapter of The Wildlife Society. Since its creation, the SFA TWS chapter has grown into a well-respected and nationally-recognized voice for student development and training within the wildlife profession. 
       
    The R. “Monty” and Linda Whiting Wildlife Management Scholarship is annually awarded to a deserving forest wildlife management student who displays academic commitment, a record of community service and financial need.

  • Wildwood Environmental Credit Company 
    Based out of Tyler, Texas, Wildwood Environmental Credit Company is a mitigation and conservation banking specialist entity cultivating sustainable land use strategies. For the past 20 years, Wildwood has assisted landowners in sourcing and selling mitigation credits and also provides a suite of related services.

    This scholarship supports students pursuing a major in forestry or environmental science at SFA. 

  • Zady O. Wilson Field Station Scholarship
    The Zady O. Wilson Scholarship was established in 1981 by former forestry field station students in honor of Wilson.  

    Wilson served as the cook for forestry field station sessions held at the Milam camp in Sabine County. After 18 years of loving and dedicated service, he retired in 1986 at the age of 78.  

    In 1994, Dr. Monty Whiting produced a field station cookbook featuring Wilson’s recipes. Proceeds from the sale of the cookbook are contributed to the scholarship fund.  

    This scholarship is awarded to a student who will be attending field station.

  • Virginia and John Winston Jr. Scholarship
    John and Virginia Winston and their family were among the first landowners in East Texas to recognize the importance of managing the family farm for timber. Their vision and dedication to the principles of sound stewardship earned them recognition as the 1999 Texas Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year and as nominees for the National Tree Farmer Award.  

    This scholarship is dedicated in honor of John Winston Jr., who passed away in 1999.

Geospatial Science

  • Marilyn Cranford Scholarship
    Marilyn Cranford was born and raised in Sacul, Texas. She completed her high school education at the Stephen F. Austin State College Finishing School. She remained a steadfast friend of the university over many years, with her primary areas of support being the School of Art and the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.

    More than 30 years ago, Cranford established the Melba Cranford Memorial Art Scholarship in memory of her sister, a 1940 SFA alumna. In 1998, she endowed the Arkan E. and Bonnie G. Cranford Scholarship to support students in the fields of forestry and horticulture.

    Throughout the years, Cranford lent generous support to academic research efforts at SFA — most notably the groundbreaking work conducted by the National Center for Pharmaceutical Crops.

  • Lumberjack Legacy Forest Program Scholarship
    The Lumberjack Legacy Program was initiated to manage forestlands donated to the ATCOFA, provide sites for research and laboratory exercises, as well as generates revenue through sustainable timber production. This scholarship is awarded to forestry or environmental science students who attended high school in the counties in which SFA owns forest property. These forest properties are located in Cherokee, Houston and Shelby counties. Funds for these scholarships are generated by timber sales and other management activities that take place on properties donated by STMicroelectronics Inc. and managed by ATCOFA faculty and staff members.

  • University Regents Scholarship
    Regents Scholarships are available to first-time incoming students at Stephen F. Austin State University. Each academic unit selects two academically gifted undergraduates for this award to help cover the cost of a room in an SFA residence hall. Eligible commuter students may apply the award toward tuition and fees. 

  • STMicroelectronics Timber Sales Scholarships
    Timber sale proceeds from properties donated by STMicroelectronics Inc. to the SFA Real Estate Foundation fund generates scholarships to recruit and retain high-quality forestry, environmental science and geospatial science students. The properties are managed by forestry faculty and staff members to maximize carbon sequestration storage. 

    The STMicroelectronics properties also serve as a hands-on laboratory for teaching, research and outreach activities within the college.

Graduate

  • M. Victor Bilan Memorial Scholarship
    Dr. M. Victor Bilan was an honored member of the SFA forestry faculty from 1957 until his death in 1992. As a nationally-recognized research scientist, he published 71 journal articles and supervised more than 40 master’s theses and doctoral dissertations. He was twice honored with the SFA Distinguished Professor Award and was named Regents Professor in 1986. In 1987, he was elected a Fellow in the Society of American Foresters.  

    The M. Victor Bilan Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student based on academic qualifications and financial need.

  • Ila Nadine Coble Memorial
    Ila Nadine Coble passed away on Jan. 8, 2011. During her five short years on Earth, she established herself as a spirited, energetic, radiant and fearless individual with a deep love for her family, art, swimming and all four-legged creatures.  

    This scholarship celebrates her life and benefits a deserving student enrolled in the Master of Science in resource communications program.

  • T.L.L. Temple Scholarship
    The T.L.L. Temple Scholarship was endowed by the T.L.L. Temple Foundation to enhance the educational opportunities and academic benefits of the SFA forestry program. This scholarship is intended to support doctoral-level graduate students involved in natural resource research and outreach that meet the missions of the T.L.L. Temple Foundation and the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.  

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Contact

Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture
936.468.3301
atcofa@sfasu.edu

Forestry Building
Room 103

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6109, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962