Mt Tree Farm Scholarship Information Sheet


This is a $500 scholarship offered to one student annually.

The American Tree Farm System (ATFS) is a network of more than 83,000 woodland owners sustainably managing 26 million acres of forestland. It is the largest and oldest sustainable family woodland system in America, internationally recognized, meeting strict third-party certification standards. There are over 400 Tree Farmers in MT who own about 1.2 million acres of forest land.

For 70 years, ATFS has enhanced the quality of America’s woodlands by giving forest owners the tools they need to keep their forests healthy and productive. Stemming the loss of America’s woodlands is vital to our country’s clean water and air, wildlife habitat, recreational activities, and producing the jobs, wood and paper products we all need. ATFS is a program of the American Forest Foundation.

For more information on the Tree Farm program visit:

Eligibility: Applicants must be a resident of Montana enrolled
(for the first time) or attending any accredited
institution of higher education, on a full time basis,
have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or
above, and must demonstrate an interest in forestry.
Applicants must have a Tree Farmer or a Tree Farm
Inspector as a reference.

Award: The Montana Tree Farm Steering Committee will annually review all applications by to September 25 of each calendar year and award the successful applicant a scholarship by September 28 of that year.  An interview with one or more of the applicants can be requested by the Steering Committee.

Applications available at