Overview

The Department of Forestry is pleased to announce the availability of two (2) Weyerhaeuser Fellowships for the 2018-19 academic year. Funding is provided by the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund (https://www.weyerhaeuser.com/sustainability/communities/community-investment/giving-fund/). The deadline for Fellowship application is June 20th, 2018. All application materials must be submitted to the Forest Carbon and Climate Program at forestc@msu.edu.

Selected Weyerhaeuser Fellows will receive $2,500 to put towards tuition as they participate in the Graduate Certificate in Forest Carbon Science, Policy, and Management. The funds will be distributed on a ‘’per-course’’ basis – meaning that participants will receive one third ($833.33) of the total award at the time of enrollment in each course for a total of $2,500.

Applications must be received by June 20th, 2018. Award notifications will be made by July 3rd, 2018. To accept the fellowship, prospective participants must demonstrate ability to pay for remaining costs (e.g. by loans, private funds, employer match). If selected participants do not accept the fellowship within the timeframe provided, the fellowship will be offered to the next ranked applicant.

Fellowship recipients will have the opportunity to be featured in outreach materials of the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund and the Forest Carbon and Climate Program. Department Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to be featured in outreach materials.

Award:

$2,500

Criteria:

Based on a formal letter describing the applicant’s background and professional/research interests, resume/CV, and references (2)

Eligibility:

Selected Weyerhaeuser Fellows must be incoming or current students of the Graduate Certificate in Forest Carbon Science, Policy, and Management. Preferred candidates for the Weyerhaeuser Fellowship include domestic U.S. professionals. Other applicants open to apply.

Fellows must commit to completing the Graduate Certificate within two years of initial acceptance into the program. Fellows are obligated to notify the Forest Carbon and Climate Program of any changes in their plans to complete the Graduate Certificate within two years of their acceptance.

Funding cannot be put towards tuition payment of dropped/incomplete courses, tuition must be paid in accordance to the academic calendar, and recipients will not be refunded tuition for the fellowship amount.

Application Information

Applications must contain the following:

  1. Formal letter describing the applicant’s background and professional/research interests
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Names and contact information for two references

Applications must be submitted by June 20th, 2018 to be considered for 2018-19 academic year fellowship funding.

Formal letters should be between 500-750 words. The letter must be submitted in a Word document and include the applicant’s name and contact information. Contact information for references must be submitted in a separate Word document.

All application materials must be submitted together to forestc@msu.edu with the subject line “Application: Weyerhaeuser Fellowship_LastName”.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Announcement of the awards will be made by July 3rd, 2018. Once selected, applicants will have two weeks to accept the fellowship. Selected fellows must also demonstrate a plan to cover remaining program costs whether through personal funds, professional development, additional grants, government support, or other sources by this date.

Fellowship recipients will be asked to provide a one-page summary of work completed at the end of their Fellowship to share with the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund and include in future Fellowship informational and/or promotional materials.

forestc@msu.edu