Programs we supported in 2017
Forestry Scholarships at Virginia Tech have been a high priority for the Foundation for many years. In 2017,
we provided $101,000 for scholarships which are administered through the Foundation in accordance with
the restrictions agreed to with the donors. We encourage those former recipients to give back to the
Foundation, to invest in the very mission that gave them a strong foundation.
Former recipients who gave back to the Foundation in 2017 include:
Damon Houghton, Easton Loving, Shannon McCabe, and Larry D. Moore.
Shown below are more of the programs we support!
If you know of a forestry-related program that could benefit from a grant from VFEF, please let us know!
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education program designed for use by both formal and non-formal educators. PLT is committed to creating a future where the next generation values the natural world and has the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions and take responsible actions to sustain forests and the broader environment. Through hands-on, interdisciplinary activities, PLT provides students with opportunities to investigate environmental issues and encourages them to make informed, responsible decisions. Our goal is to teach students how to think, not what to think about the environment.
Student interns are used to teach proper forest management concepts.
Awards & Recognition for 4-H Forestry
Awards are presented to recognize outstanding youth and volunteer leaders.
This 2-day teacher's program is designed to expose public school teachers to forest management, forest products industry, and provide training in Project Learning Tree activities.
A program designed for teachers to provide factual information about Virginia's hardwood forests and management practices that enhance wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities and water quality.
Holiday Lake Forestry Camp
A camp for 60 or more teens to provide a week of total immersion in forestry practices.