Arborjet recently awarded ten of last year’s graduating high school seniors $1,000 each in the inaugural “Taking Root” Scholarship. To be eligible each student must be pursuing full-time collegiate studies in a forestry course of study or related major during the 2014-15 academic year.
Arborjet is committed to giving promising high school seniors the financial support they need to work toward a career in the tree care industry. The future is looking brighter with an upcoming generation of entrepreneurs, researchers, and activists such as these.
Rebecca Vlack (SUNY College of Agriculture & Technology) and Brinna Voelker (Southeast Missouri State University) share the same dreams of a career in botanical gardening or ownership in a greenhouse.
Spreading Sustainable Practices
Jesse Chung (Bowdoin College), Maggie Wartman (University of Maryland) and Valeria Stutz (University of Chicago) plan to conduct research into the detrimental human impact on the environment and spread sustainable practices.
A Future in Research
Mallory Mintz (Carleton College) and Sara Snyder (Duke University) hope to continue their studies, eventually earning doctorates and pursuing research into solutions to ecological issues to ensure a better future for our world.
Working for the Environment
William Atkinson (Princeton University) and Margaret Borders (The Ohio State University) hope to research ways to counter the damage from climate change so that future generations may enjoy nature’s gifts.
Reforesting and Conservation
Savannah Haines (University of Maine) sees her future “specializing in reforesting and conservation. I plan to volunteer every chance I get and do my very best to leave a green footprint everywhere I go.”
Arborjet congratulates these students and all who seek to preserve our natural and urban forests.