Scholarships

Scholarship applications for currently enrolled CNR students are available during the fall semester on the CNR Academic and Career Advising Center webpage. Students can find information about deadlines in the weekly issues of the CNR Reporter. These scholarships are awarded each spring at the CNR Celebration Evening.

Scholarship awards are applied to general tuition costs, summer programs, such as Treehaven and Europe environmental field experience, and research.

Incoming freshman are not eligible to apply to these scholarships. Please refer to the following websites for information about incoming freshman scholarships. General UWSP incoming freshman scholarships and CNR incoming freshman scholarships.
 

​Scholarship Name

​Approximate Dollar Amount (subject to change)

​Criteria for Eligibility

Clive A. David Memorial Scholarship ​$250-$500 for 1-2 students​Chosen by the UW-Stevens Point CNR Undergraduate Research Symposium Committee
​Advanced Disposal Scholarship ​$1000 for 5 students​Awarded to an undergraduate student in good academic standing in the CNR - criteria include academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and financial need. Preference given to Waste Management, Soil Science or Land Use Planning majors.
Aldo Leopold Audubon Society Environmental Education ​$500​Environmental Education major, preference for Portage, Wood, Waupaca, or Marathon Counties resident.
Bartlett Tree Foundation Scholarship ​$1000​Urban Forestry Major.
Herb and Lenore Behnke Scholarship​$1000Major or minor in ELE.​
Bill's Musky Club Scholarships​$500 for 2 students
Bill's Musky Club - Wausau Musky Bill Hoeft Memorial Scholarships​$500​Wisconsin resident, fisheries major, junior or senior.
BOW Inc. Outdoor Skills Scholarship​$500​Student who has been involved in teaching traditional (hunting and fishing) outdoor skills to others. Male or Female. Active in student organizations. GPA 3.0 or better.
Byron Shaw Scholarship​$300​Preference for student working in the Water and Environmental Analysis Lab.
Christine and Stanton Thomas Natural Resources Leader Award $750​Any CNR major with high student involvement.
CNR Forest Advisory Committee​$800​Forestry major – sophomore, junior or senior, 2.75 GPA, extracurricular involvement
Mel H. Cohee Student Leader Conservation​$500​Member of Soil & Water Conservation Society. Award will be based on 50% leadership, 20% academic, 30% conservation and leadership activities- financial need not important.
Conservation Hereos Scholarship ​$500 - $1000​For worthy CNR majors who are experiencing distressed conditions (e.g. personal misfortune, hardship, tragedy)

Wisconsin Conservation Warden Association

Harold Hettrick Memorial 
Andrew A. Krakow Memorial 
Emerson Noyes Memorial 
Tyler Kreinz Memorial
Cordero "Cord" Rodriguez Memorial

​$1000 for 5 students​Junior or Senior, 2.75 GPA, WI resident preference for Law Enforcement minor.

Davey Tree Scholarship​$1000 for 2-4 students​Urban Forestry major
Walter Densch Memorial​$500​Wisconsin resident majoring in forestry or wildlife.
Densch-Buchanan Fisheries Scholarship​$1000
Michael Dew Scholarship ​$1000 for 2 students​Junior or senior involved in hunting and outdoor recreation.
Donald Ansay Memorial Forestry Scholarship ​$500​Forestry Major
Downsville Sportsman's Club​$750​A student with good academic standing in the CNR, preference to sophomore, junior or senior graduating from a high school in Dunn County.
Eric Duffey Scholarship​$700​A student going on the Costa Rica winterim trip.
Dupont Scholarship ​$500​Water resource major with an interest in aquatic toxicology.
Todd P. Eisele Memorial Scholarship​$500​Student with an interest in waterfowl, wildlife or law enforcement.
Fessenbecker Scholarship (formally the Milwaukee Casting Club)​$500​Junior or senior residing in Milwaukee or surrounding county, Must have hunter education certificate - no anti-hunters.
Richard Frie Memorial - American Fisheries Society ​$1000​Junior, senior, or graduate student in fisheries, 3.0 GPA, financial need important.
Randall and Jacqueline Gavin Scholarship ​$500
Gaylord Nelson Earth Day Fellowship ​$1600-$2000 for 2-3 students​Awarded to graduate students in Environmental Education/Interpretation through the Wilderness Society
Grand River Marsh Turkey Club Scholarships ​$500 for 2 students​CNR major, junior or senior, 3.0 GPA or higher, graduate of a high school in Marquette or Green Lake County (or surrounding county – Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac or Waushara).
Great Lakes Timber Professionals ​$300​Awarded to an outstanding Forestry major
Roger Hansen Conservation Scholarship ​$500​Preference to student majoring in fisheries or wildlife, involvement in extracurricular activities, and academic performance.
Hatfield Sportsman Club Scholarship ​$300​At least junior status, primary preference to qualified candidates graduating from a high school in Clark or Jackson counties or, if no candidates exists from those two counties, an adjacent county.
Peter Haupt Memorial ​$500 for 2 students​Wisconsin resident, prefer big game management, no anti-Hunters, junior or senior, cannot be December graduate. Hunter Education Certified
Hayward Lakes Chapter of Muskies, Inc. Scholarship ​$1000
Robert P. Javurek Memorial Scholarship​$500
JP3 Scholarship ​$500​3.0 GPA, Water Resources major, No anti-hunters, WI resident, Junior or senior.
Joseph Karban Memorial Scholarship ​$175​Junior or senior wildlife student GPA 3.0 or higher.
K.A.M.O. / Joe Stecker-Kochanski Memorial Scholarship ​$500
Koenig Conservation Club Scholarship ​$1000​Junior, senior, or graduate student from Sheboygan County. SEPARATE APPLICATION.
William "Biff" Kummer Treehaven Stewardship Scholarship ​$500 - $1000​To support worthy undergraduate students attending the UWSP College of Natural Resources' summer field techniques course ("summer camp") at Treehaven.  Preference to:  students who serve as summer camp Teaching Assistants (TA); military veterans or ROTC students; non-traditional students with financial need.
Mark John Kutz Memorial Scholarship ​$500​Any CNR Major with high student involvement.
Henry C. Kurtz Forestry Scholarship ​$500 for 2 students​Junior or senior forestry major with involvement in SAF.
Lake Lawrence Property Owners Scholarship  ​$500
Long Lake Fishing Club ​$1000​Students must submit a 500 word essay on a specified topic. SEPARATE APPLICATION.
Madison Fishing Expo Scholarship ​$1000 for 2 students​Junior or senior standing with a major in the water resources field, Wisconsin resident with a "B" average or better, and preference to candidate raised in Dane County, WI; or if none meet these criteria, preference would go to candidates from counties adjacent to Dane County, Financial need.
Jack Massopust Memorial Scholarship ​$500​Scholarship to graduate student in wildlife (Wisconsin resident preferred).
Corky McReynolds Treehaven Leadership Scholarship​$500-$1000​To support worthy undergraduate students attending the UWSP College of Natural Resources' summer field techniques course ("summer camp") at Treehaven who demonstrate leadership in the field of natural resources, with preference for students in the Environmental Education/Interpretation major.
Arthur W. Mueller, Jr. Junior/Senior Scholarship​$1000 for 7 students​Junior or senior, 3.0 GPA, Financial need, where financial need is equal, preference to a student with a minor dependent child or children.
Arthur W. Mueller, Jr. Sophomore Scholarship ​$1000 for 6 students​Sophomore, 3.0 GPA, Financial need, where financial need is equal, preference to a student with a minor dependent child or children.
Erik Munson Graduate Research Scholarship ​$500​Graduate student in Wildlife – project must concern some aspect of non-game avian wildlife.
Muskies, Inc. Headwaters Chapter Memorial Scholarship ​$1000​Award to a Fisheries major from Langlade or Florence counties or a surrounding county.
Muskies, Inc. Headwaters Chapter Memorial International Scholarship ​$1000
Muskie Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin Inc. Scholarship ​$500 for 4 students​Graduate Fisheries Major & WI Resident
Muskie Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin Inc. - Mike James Memorial ​$500​Graduate Fisheries Major & WI Resident
Petenwell Castle Rock Property Owners Association Scholarship ​$500​Student from Juneau, Adams, or Wood County.
Thomas A Plein Scholarship ​$1250 for 3 students​High academic achievement, student involvement, extraordinary financial need.
Portage County Wildlife Club​$1000 for 1 student, $750 for 4 studentsPortage County resident preferred with financial need, grad or undergrad. (Scholarship continues through their graduation). ​
Poskin Lake Sportsmen's Club Scholarship ​$500 for 3 students​Sophomore or junior graduate from a high school in Barron County majoring in wildlife, forestry or conservation.
Racine County Conservation League ​$450 for 2 students​Must be Racine County resident.
Jay Reed Conservation Scholarship ​$500​Preference for students who are residents of Wisconsin, studying fisheries, wildlife management or environmental law enforcement. Selection based on academic performance, extracurricular involvement and financial need.
Phil Sander Memorial Undergraduate Conservation Scholarship ​$700​Junior or Senior Natural Resources Major, preference for students from the following counties; Kenosha, Racine, Walworth, Waukesha, Jefferson, and Milwaukee.
Safari Club International - Wisconsin Chapter​$1000 for 2 students​Forestry, Wildlife, Graduate or Environmental Law Enforcement student, 2.5 GPA, active in student/community organizations, traditional view of wildlife and other resource management, hunters.
Safari Club International - Badgerland Chapter​$1000 for 2 students​Wildlife major, no anti-hunters, junior or senior, 2.75 GPA, financial need very important, Wisconsin resident. If no one is qualified, then award to a graduate student.
Salmon Unlimited Scholarship​$1000 for 4 students

​Fisheries major. Separate application.

SavATree Scholarship​$1250 for 2 students
Herbert Schneider Memorial Scholarship​$500 for 2 students
Mark and Eva Schroeder​$1000 for 1-2 students​Student who is actively involved in the UWSP fire crew and intends to continue a career in fire management.
Shadows on the Wolf ​$1500 for 2 students​Junior or senior, 2.75 GPA, any major, preference for Waupaca, Shawano, Calumet, Winnebago, or Outagamie County resident.
Southern Brown County Conservation Club Scholarship ​$500​Freshman-Junior, from Brown County or surrounding counties.
Douglas R. Stephens Scholarship​$2000 for 3 students​Junior or senior that has one full year remaining, wildlife major.
Stihl Scholarship​$1000
Trout Unlimited – Frank Hornberg Chapter​$350​Junior or senior Fisheries/Water Resources major. Central Wisconsin or Wisconsin resident preferred. Member of Fisheries Society or AWRA.
Trout Unlimited - Antigo Chapter - James Smith Memorial ​$750​Student must be from Langlade County with a preference for Water majors.
Trout Unlimited (SHAW-PACA Chapter) Cold Water Research Grant ​$500​One student from Waupaca or Shawano counties or $500 for 2 students from surrounding counties. Preference for Waupaca or Shawano counties, if none from these counties, then select from surrounding counties. Must be junior status and majoring in water, 2.8 GPA.
Twelve Apostles Scholarship​$500 for 4 students​Fisheries (Freshwater), good academic standing, WI Resident, must have attended Summer Camp, Involvement in Fisheries Society.
Waukesha County Conservation Alliance Scholarship​$1000​Sophomore or Junior from Waukesha County.
Walleyes for Tomorrow​$1000 for 2 students​Junior, Senior or graduate student majoring in Fisheries.
Walleye Unlimited USA Scholarship ​$2000​Fisheries major with financial need.
Whitetails Unlimited ​$500​Wildlife major.
Whitetails Unlimited - Marshfield Chapter​$1000​Wisconsin resident with preference for a Central Wisconsin resident.
Wildlife or Law enforcement major, No anti-hunters. Junior, senior or graduate student.
Wildland Fire Science Scholarship ​$300
Jack and Marion Wilson Conservation Leader Awards ​$750 for 7 students
Wilson Achievement Scholarships​$1000 for 5 students​Awarded to top CNR undergraduate students
Wilson Diversity Scholarship ​$1000 for 2 students​New incoming freshman scholarship with a diverse background. Separate application.
Winnebago Conservation Club - Robert Zelhofer Scholarship​$500​Winnebago County Resident or non-traditional out-of-state student.
No anti-hunters, junior status as of spring semester (must be Senior the following fall), 3.0 GPA, financial need is important. Forestry or Wildlife majors.
Wisconsin Agri-Business Association​$2500​Junior or senior soils major with interest in agriculture and pest management.
Wisconsin Bow hunting Heritage Foundation Scholarship​$500​SEPARATE APPLICATION
Wisconsin Bow hunters Association Scholarship - Lyell Cowley Memorial ​$500​WI Resident, interest in bow hunting, any natural resources major, junior or senior.
Wisconsin Garden Club Federation - Carolyn Craig Scholarship​$1500
Wisconsin Garden Club Federation - Della Balousek Scholarship ​$1500-$2500 for 2 students
Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Scholarship ​$1000 for 2 students
Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Scholarship ​$1000 for 3 students​CNR major, Wisconsin resident from a rural area (less than 20,000). Full time student.
Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association Scholarship ​$600 for 2 students​Junior or senior. Preference to applicant whose parents are employed in cranberry business or a student who has worked in cranberry production.
Wisconsin Traditional Archers Scholarship ​$500 for 2 students​Junior or senior, WI resident. SEPARATE APPLICATION

Wisconsin Wildlife Federation

William Aberg Memorial 
JL Schneider Memorial 
Gordon Bubolz Memorial 
Richard Hemp Memorial 
Les Woerpel Memorial 
William Peterburs, Jr. Memorial
Milwaukee Police Department Conservation Club

​$1000 for 8 students​Wisconsin resident or non-traditional out-of-state student. No anti-hunters, junior status as of spring semester (must be Senior the following fall), 3.0 GPA, financial need is important. Forestry or Wildlife majors.
Worth Scholarship​$500
Yahara Scholarship​$250​Sophomore, junior, or senior Water Resources major. Wisconsin resident from Dane County or an adjacent county.
Zabel Family Scholarship ​$800​Awarded to students with financial need working toward a career in Environmental Education and Interpretation or Wildlife Ecology, 3.0 or greater G.P.A., with preference to students involved in volunteer services activities or organizations. 
Treehaven Scholarships
James and Joanne Bernd Family Scholarship​$1500 for 15 students​Scholarships for students attending the Treehaven summer camp.
Irving W. Gerhardt Treehaven Scholarship​$1000 for 3 students
William Heikkinen Conservation Scholarship ​$500
Marv and Sandy Kramer Summer Academic Scholarship​$1000 for 5 students​For students attending the Treehaven Summer Camp program.
Scott Irons Treehaven Scholarship ​$200​Illinois student attending summer camp the following summer, 2.5 GPA, and involved in extra-curricular activities.
Timothy G Kroeff Award ​$1000 for 2 students​Student who is attending Treehaven and is a Faculty Assistant, major/minor in Waters, Wildlife or Env. Law, interest in hunting and/or fishing preferred, involvement in organizations and community, leadership, financial need.
James Newman Treehaven Scholarship ​$400​Resources Management major attending summer camp. Extracurricular involvement and 2.75 GPA.
Martini Family Memorial Scholarship​$1000​Student who is attending the Treehaven summer field experience and is a Faculty Assistant, financial need important, high academic performance preferred, involvement in student organizations and community, leadership ability and potential.
Gordon E. Kummer Memorial ​$750​Students attending the Treehaven summer field experience, financial need is second criteria.
Dorothy Kopmeier Vallier Treehaven Scholarship ​$500 for 2 students
Jacque Vallier Memorial $750​Students attending Treehaven summer field experience.
Jack and Marion Wilson Treehaven Scholarship​$400--$750 for 10 studentsStudents attending Treehaven summer field experience.
Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association Scholarship​$500​Students attending Treehaven summer field experience.
European Environmental Studies Seminar Scholarships
Caitlin Kelly Memorial International Scholarship ​$1000
Irving W. Gerhardt European Environmental Seminar Scholarship - number of awards and dollar amount varies​Students attending Europe summer field experience.
Daniel Trainer Memorial International Scholarship ​$750Students attending Europe summer field experience.
Jack and Marion Wilson Europe Scholarship​$1000 for 5 studentsStudents attending Europe summer field experience.
Outstanding CNR Student Awards​Selected by CNR scholarship committee.
Martha E. Sorensen Outstanding Awards ​$1250 for 3 students​Scholarships awarded to the outstanding Sophomore, Junior, and Senior CNR student.
Wilson Outstanding Achievement Awards ​Selected by CNR scholarship Committee
Outstanding Soil and Waste Resources Student ​$1250​Scholarships awarded to the outstanding CNR students within their discipline.
Outstanding Resources Management Student​$1250​Scholarships awarded to the outstanding CNR students within their discipline.
Outstanding Wildlife Student ​$1250​Scholarships awarded to the outstanding CNR students within their discipline.
Outstanding Forestry Student​$1250​Scholarships awarded to the outstanding CNR students within their discipline.
Outstanding Water Resources Student​$1250​Scholarships awarded to the outstanding CNR students within their discipline.
Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant​$1250
Outstanding Graduate Student​$1500
Outstanding CNR Undergraduate Student ​$1500