Support UK Forestry and Natural Resources

Many forestry students, both undergraduate and graduate, at the University of Kentucky are supported by funds generated through scholarships, endowments, and other gifts. Our donors play a very important role in providing educational opportunities for students that may not otherwise be able to attend college or pursue a graduate degree.

If you are considering a gift to support our students or programs, please review the following options. Use these fund names when donating so the funds go to the appropriate account. If you need additional information on these scholarships, contact Jeff Stringer.


Forestry Alumni Scholarship Fund

In honor of all Forestry graduates from the University of Kentucky. The fund is progressing toward endowment status and will provide a forestry student approximately $1,000 every year once it reaches this mark. All donations, large and small, are encouraged. Learn more about the Forestry Alumni Scholarship.


Forestry Enrichment Fund

The Forestry Enrichment Fund helps support the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources activities that involve alumni, parents, and stakeholders such as the Annual Forestry Department Student-Alumni Fall Picnic, Spring Recognition Dinner, and the Department newsletter. 


Pete McNeill Scholarship

In honor of Pete McNeill, Fleming County, co-founder of Kentucky Woodland Owners’ Association, recipient of the Kentucky Tree Farmer of the Year Award in 1986 and the only Kentucky landowner to date to win the National Tree Farmer of the Year Award (1988). For more information about Pete, please visit here. This scholarship is available to junior and senior Forestry undergraduates. This fund is progressing toward endowment status and will begin providing scholarships as soon as it reaches this mark.


Taylor Family Forestry Scholarship

In honor of Cliff and Barbara Taylor and family and available to all junior Forestry majors enrolled in FOR 480, Integrated Forest Resources Management.


Dave Maehr Memorial Fund

Donations will be used to support wildlife conservation and management to which Dave dedicated his professional life.


Green Forests Work

Donations will be used to support Green Forests Work.


Center for Forest and Wood Certification

Donations will be used to support the Center for Forest and Wood Certification.


Forest Health Research and Education Center

Donations will be used to support the Forest Health Research and Education Center.


For additional information, contact:

Laura R. Lhotka, Ph.D.
Academic Coordinator
(859) 257-8718
104 T.P. Cooper Building
laura.lhotka@uky.edu