Scholarship opportunities

The Practicing Foresters Institute Board of Trustees is delighted to offer scholarships to emerging professionals and students to support participation in the 2024 ACF National Conference.

A limited number of scholarships of each type are available.

The deadline to apply was on April 22nd.



All are eligible to apply, regardless of membership status in ACF, for the emerging professional scholarship. There are no defined age or experience level requirements although preference will be given to those in the early stages of their career or new to the consulting forestry or related profession. Applications will be evaluated based on demonstration of interest in pursuing or continuing a career in professional consulting forestry or a related field and financial need. Emerging Professionals scholarships will cover conference attendee registration as well as the field tour registration fee. Emerging Professionals Scholarship recipients are responsible for accommodations and travel expenses related to conference attendance.



All current undergraduate or graduate students in forestry or related programs are eligible to apply for the student scholarship. Attending the ACF National Conference provides selected students with the opportunity to learn more about the consulting forestry profession, to meet forestry students from other forestry schools and to interact with practicing consulting foresters and potential employers. Student scholarships cover conference attendee registration plus Sunday and Monday night accommodations at the conference hotel with double occupancy.