Apply for Grants and Scholarships


Get support for your efforts and initiatives through the Foresters' and Science Fund grant programs.

Science Fund

The Kurt Gottschalk Science Fund supports SAF Working Groups in the development and dissemination of scientific information, new technology for foresters and other natural resources professionals, and helps facilitate science-informed management to practitioners.

Kurt Gottschalk Science Fund

Foresters' Fund

Established to promote forestry education and enhance public understanding of forest management, the Foresters’ Fund advances the efforts of state societies, divisions, and chapters with grants up to $5,000. Leadership development grants are available to state societies up to $15,000.

Foresters' Fund



SAF offers annual scholarships for academic achievement, excellence in leadership, and to help the best and brightest of forestry’s next generation travel to SAF National Conventions.

Ben Meadows

SAF is pleased to administer two scholarships offered by Ben Meadows to students enrolled in a natural resources program working toward a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree. 
The scholarships, one for academic achievement and one based on leadership, are each worth $2,500.

Ben Meadows Scholarships

Student Diversity Scholarship

The Diversity Scholarship funds registration and accommodation to attend the SAF National Convention for students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and interested in a career in forestry or natural resources.

Student Diversity Scholarship

Gregory Award

The Gregory Award provides economic assistance to outstanding students or professionals from outside the United States and Canada for travel to SAF’s National Convention. 

Gregory Award