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Delaware Forestry Association holds annual meeting, offers forestry scholarship

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Date Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015



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The Delaware Forestry Association will present its annual “Tree Farmer of the Year” award at its annual meeting at the Felton Fire Hall  located at 9 E. Main Street, Felton, DE 19943  on Thursday, March 12, 2015.  Tickets are $27 for adults, $12.50 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for those under age 6. Reservations are kindly requested by March 2, and more information is available by contacting Steve Ditmer at (410) 896-9283. Forms are available in the 2015 edition of the DFA Winter Newsletter.  Checks should be made payable to the “Delaware Forestry Association” and sent to the following address: Delaware Forestry Association, P.O. Box 344, Bridgeville, DE 19933.

Registration and a silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the annual meeting at 8 p.m.

Photo highlights from the 2014 DFA Annual Meeting

Delaware Forestry Association offers annual $1000 scholarship to forestry students.
Application deadline is April 1, 2015.

The Delaware Forestry Association is now accepting applications through April 1, 2015 for its annual $1,000 forestry scholarship award. The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student who must choose forestry as their studies major and be accepted or enrolled in a two-year or four-year accredited school program. All applications must be received by April 1 and the chosen applicant will be notified by May 1. Students will be eligible for up to 4 years of undergraduate study, upon reapplying, meeting the requirements, and being selected. All applicants must show financial need and academic merit. All applicants shall be in the upper 25% of their class in high school and maintain at least a 2.75 grade point average in college, based on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship money can be applied toward tuition, room and board, or books. The money will be sent directly to the college in which the student is enrolled. All applicants must submit a short essay describing their personal goals and reasons they feel they are deserving of this award. Applicants may be requested for a personal interview by the scholarship committee. The successful applicant will receive his or her award on Governor’s Day at the Delaware State Fair in Harrington.

For more information and a complete application form, contact: John Herbert at (302) 684-8820 or download the form here.

Completed forms can be mailed to: John Herbert, 20587 Milton Ellendale Highway, Ellendale, Delaware 19941

Last year’s scholarship winner was Luke Czapp of Millsboro, who enrolled at West Virginia University.

DFA3PHOTO: Luke Czapp (center), an 18-year-old studying forestry at West Virginia University, received his $1000 scholarship award from the Delaware Forestry Association at the Delaware State Fair. On hand to present the award were DFA board members (from left) John Herbert, Leslie Merriken, Alex Fignar, Brian Michalski, and Bill Jester.

The Delaware Forestry Association is a nonprofit organization established in 1982 to promote the sustainable practice of forestry and related industries on the Delmarva Peninsula. DFA proudly supports the Delaware Tree Farm Committee, part of the American Tree Farm System.  In addition to its annual meeting in March, DFA holds a number of educational events throughout the year and seeks to encourage young people to pursue careers and further educational opportunities in forestry, environmental science, and natural resources.

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Delaware Forestry Association holds annual meeting, offers forestry scholarship

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Date Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015



750_Transparent DFA

The Delaware Forestry Association will present its annual “Tree Farmer of the Year” award at its annual meeting at the Felton Fire Hall  located at 9 E. Main Street, Felton, DE 19943  on Thursday, March 12, 2015.  Tickets are $27 for adults, $12.50 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for those under age 6. Reservations are kindly requested by March 2, and more information is available by contacting Steve Ditmer at (410) 896-9283. Forms are available in the 2015 edition of the DFA Winter Newsletter.  Checks should be made payable to the “Delaware Forestry Association” and sent to the following address: Delaware Forestry Association, P.O. Box 344, Bridgeville, DE 19933.

Registration and a silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the annual meeting at 8 p.m.

Photo highlights from the 2014 DFA Annual Meeting

Delaware Forestry Association offers annual $1000 scholarship to forestry students.
Application deadline is April 1, 2015.

The Delaware Forestry Association is now accepting applications through April 1, 2015 for its annual $1,000 forestry scholarship award. The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student who must choose forestry as their studies major and be accepted or enrolled in a two-year or four-year accredited school program. All applications must be received by April 1 and the chosen applicant will be notified by May 1. Students will be eligible for up to 4 years of undergraduate study, upon reapplying, meeting the requirements, and being selected. All applicants must show financial need and academic merit. All applicants shall be in the upper 25% of their class in high school and maintain at least a 2.75 grade point average in college, based on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship money can be applied toward tuition, room and board, or books. The money will be sent directly to the college in which the student is enrolled. All applicants must submit a short essay describing their personal goals and reasons they feel they are deserving of this award. Applicants may be requested for a personal interview by the scholarship committee. The successful applicant will receive his or her award on Governor’s Day at the Delaware State Fair in Harrington.

For more information and a complete application form, contact: John Herbert at (302) 684-8820 or download the form here.

Completed forms can be mailed to: John Herbert, 20587 Milton Ellendale Highway, Ellendale, Delaware 19941

Last year’s scholarship winner was Luke Czapp of Millsboro, who enrolled at West Virginia University.

DFA3PHOTO: Luke Czapp (center), an 18-year-old studying forestry at West Virginia University, received his $1000 scholarship award from the Delaware Forestry Association at the Delaware State Fair. On hand to present the award were DFA board members (from left) John Herbert, Leslie Merriken, Alex Fignar, Brian Michalski, and Bill Jester.

The Delaware Forestry Association is a nonprofit organization established in 1982 to promote the sustainable practice of forestry and related industries on the Delmarva Peninsula. DFA proudly supports the Delaware Tree Farm Committee, part of the American Tree Farm System.  In addition to its annual meeting in March, DFA holds a number of educational events throughout the year and seeks to encourage young people to pursue careers and further educational opportunities in forestry, environmental science, and natural resources.

Read or download the DFA Brochure

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