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Gregory Award

The Gregory Award seeks to mark the achievements of Bob and Ann Gregory and further their interest in international relations by bringing outstanding students and young professionals from outside the US and Canada to the SAF annual convention. 

The award includes a complimentary SAF National Convention registration and $2,000 (US dollars) that may be utilized for travel, lodging, and tickets to convention events or technical field tours. SAF will work with the successful applicant to allocate the funds in the most useful manner.

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Applicants must be students or young professionals, from a country other than Canada or the United States, working or planning to work in their home country in forestry or natural resources.


Applicants will be evaluated on: 

  • Performance - demonstrate past performance, desire and/or promise to contribute to their home or host country’s forestry education, government, or industry; and
  • Leadership - demonstrate potential for future leadership in forestry. 


Applications must include:

  • Completed application form  
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Letter from the applicant describing: 
    • How he/she meets the award criteria, 
    • How attending the SAF convention will help him/her meet professional goals in his/her home or host country, and 
    • The probability that he/she will be able to travel the United States.
We are no longer accepting applications for 2019. Thank you to all those you applied. Successful applicants will be notified by June 17, 2019. Please email Danielle Watson with questions. 
About G. Robinson (Bob) Gregory

The Gregory Award commemorates the legacy of G. Robinson (Bob) Gregory, a pioneer in forest economics and resource development, who always thought of himself as a forester. Bob had a special interest in helping low-income countries develop their forest resources in thoughtful ways for the good of society. With his wife, Ann, Bob traveled much of the world consulting for the Ford Foundation, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and host countries on matters related to forest development. Ann’s intuition and social awareness of cultural attributes of each country were integral to Bob’s success in partnering with individuals, governments, and companies in various cultures and countries.

Funding for the Gregory Award is provided by the Gregory Fund. Future contributions will ensure development of new programs. Please donate today!


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2019Ms. Poonam Ghimire85905
2018Ms. Dana Marie Mejia83241
2017Mr. Prabin Bhusal76386
2016Mr. Anukram Adhikary77017
2016Ms. Maria Paula E. Sarigumba25139

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