Photo of UK Forestry Students at the 2019 SAF National Convention

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. 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). 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.

Ways to Support UK Forestry and Natural Resources

Ways to Give

To learn more about the various ways to give, including information on the employer matching gift program, visit the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Office of Philanthropy and Alumni.

Giving Online

Visit Support UK Forestry to learn about the scholarship or funding opportunities to support our students and programs. Use the scholarship or fund names when donating so the funds are allocated to appropriate account. If you would like to give online, visit the University of Kentucky Online Giving website. In the Fund Designation section, select 'Other' and then provide the fund name from the list on Support UK Forestry

Other Ways to Help

There are other ways to help our program besides financial contributions. If you have the opportunity to visit with high school students or potential forestry students about the forestry profession, we would be happy to provide you with current materials on our undergraduate forestry program. In addition to helping recruit future forestry professionals, you can also help support our forestry students by providing internship opportunities, giving guest lectures, and reaching out to other alumni to help support our forestry program.

For additional information, contact:

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