20 April 2020
Dear Iowa Woodland Owners Association,
I am writing to thank you for selecting me for the Iowa Woodland Owners Association Forestry Scholarship. I appreciate and am honored to be a recipient of such a generous award.
This scholarship will greatly lighten my financial burden for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters, which will allow me to focus on my forestry and NREM department courses. This will help to cover some of the additional expenses from books, course fees and university health insurance.
I am looking forward to graduating from Iowa State in the spring of 2021 and finding employment at a forester or in a position that will help manage the great trees and woodlands in Iowa. Thanks to you, my path towards this goal will be more secure. When not in school, I am gaining forestry experience by working for the city of Ames in a Parks and Right of Way Tree Maintenance position. I have included a photo of me pruning a pin oak.
Thank you again for your generosity to Iowa State students like me. I hope to be able to give back to Forestry students and provide someone with the same opportunities that I have been given.