Available Grants & Scholarships

 anProject Grants

The PFI Endowment Fund was formed exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and especially to offer practicing foresters educational information and instruction so that the public in general will be benefited. Therefore, PFI will offer Grants up to $2,000 to qualified organizations whose programs would fulfill the purpose and objective of the PFI.  The Endowment  is intended to be utilized by ACF Chapters and other organizations (e.g. universities, extension services, foundations, museums and research centers) to help underwrite the cost of educational programs.  It is the PFI policy not to pay overhead or indirect costs in these grants.  Organizations interested in applying for Grants should review the guidelines for submitting a grant application, criteria for selection of grant proposals, and format for submitting a grant proposal.

For this information, see documents avaialble to the right.


Practice of Consulting Forestry Course Scholarships

Every year the PFI Board offers a $300 scholarship to the first 25 qualified Practice of Consulting Forestry Course registrants. The course is held in conjunction with the annual ACF National Conference and every other year in conjunction with the ACF Regional Conference. The qualified registrants receive the partial reimbursement upon successfully completing the course. To be qualified, registrants must either be an active ACF Candidate Member or an ACF Applicant during the time of the class.

For more information and to register for an upcoming Practice of Consulting Forestry class, click here.


Student Scholarships 

Every year the PFI Board awards a certain number of forestry students a scholarship to attend the annual ACF National Conference and Regional Conference. Attending the ACF National or Regional Conference provides the 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. Included in the scholarship is a complimentary conference registration and support for travel, including complimentary hotel accommodations.

2024 Gulf Regional Conference
Up to twenty emerging professionals and current students will be selected to attend the upcoming 2024 Gulf Regional Conference, February 18-20th at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Little Rock, Arkansas.

Visit the Regional Conference website for student scholarship details and learn how to apply! The deadline to apply is January 17th, 2024.

For more information on current student scholarship opportunities and requirements, click here.


 

Emerging Professionals Scholarships 

The Practicing Foresters Institute (PFI) Emerging Professional Scholarship awards scholarships to emerging professionals covering registration fees for the ACF National Conference and Regional Conference. The selected emerging professionals will have the opportunity to learn more about the consulting forestry profession and meet and interact with practicing consulting foresters and potential employers. All are eligible to apply, regardless of membership status in ACF. 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 and demonstrate financial need.

2024 Gulf Regional Conference
Up to twenty emerging professionals and current students will be selected to attend the upcoming 2024 Gulf Regional Conference, February 18-20th at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Little Rock, Arkansas.

Visit the Regional Conference website for emerging professional scholarship details and learn how to apply! The deadline to apply is January 17th, 2024.

For more information on current emerging professional scholarship opportunities and requirements, click here.

 

Contact Us

Taylor Wilson, ACF
Practicing Foresters Institute
376 McLaws Circle
Suite 1A
Williamsburg, VA 23185
info@pfitrust.org