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Virginia Forestry Educational Foundation expands its Virginia Tech scholarship program

Jan. 27, 2014 – In today’s tough economic environment, students in forestry-related majors in the Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment have the advantage of a swell of financial support from the Virginia Forestry Educational Foundation, which has been providing scholarships and other funding for four decades.

In recent years, the foundation has been giving some $60,000 in scholarships to students in the college’s Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation and Department of Sustainable Biomaterials. Next year the figure will increase to $70,500. The Virginia Tech Foundation manages the funds, which are administered by the college’s Academic Programs Office.

An additional $42,000 will be allocated to forestry and youth educational programs across the state.

“We are experiencing a much-needed boom in scholarships,” said Janaki Alavalapati, head of the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation. “Our students are passionate about sustainability and the future of our planet. We’re grateful to the Virginia Forestry Educational Foundation for the opportunity to help fund their education.”  Read more.....

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