Since 1985, the OSAF Foundation has funded scholarships for outstanding students attending SAF-accredited programs at Oregon State University. Merle Lowden, a prominent OSAF member, spearheaded the effort to establish this fund to promote forestry education for Oregon students and to enhance public knowledge about professional forestry.

Now more than ever students need financial support to make it through college. Tuition and fees at OSU for the 2021/2022 school year are about $12,500. The Foundation’s goal is to provide a scholarship that covers tuition and fees. The Foundation has awarded over $230,000 in scholarships to 42 deserving OSU undergraduates.

The Foundation is administered by a Board of Trustees
At large position 1 – Norm Michaels – chair
At large position 2 – Kathryn Olsen
At large position 3 – Stu Otto
At large Position 4 – Robin Tucker
At large position 5 – Kendel Emmerson
Position 6 – Jeremy, Chair OSAF
Position 7 – David Wells, Chair-elect OSAF
OSU Representative: Randy Rosenberger

The Foundation conducts fundraising through an annual summer golf tournament and through individual donors. The Foundation also recognizes SAF Fellows at an annual spring luncheon.

To donate to the OSAF Foundation, mail your check to Oregon Society of American Foresters Foundation, PO Box 82836, Portland OR 97282.

If you want additional information about the Foundation, contact Andrea Watts at wattsa@forestry.org.

Foundation Bylaws (PDF)

Mary Egan

1989-90

Forest Management

Christine Page

1991-92

Forest Management

Michael Cafferata

1992-93

Forest Management

Matthew Drechsel

1993-94

Forest Engineering


Ted Downs

1999-00

Forest Management

Samuel Hagglund

2000-01

Forest Engineering/CE

Darren Lemon

2001-02

Forest Engineering/CE

Chad Hurliman

2001-02

FRR


Gayle McGowan

2001-02

FRR

Matthew Brady

2002-03

Forest Engineering

Joseph Berry

2003-04

Forest Management

Taylor Fielder

2003-04

Forest Engineering/CE


Deborah Banducci

2004-05

Forest Engineer/CE

James Brickman

2004-05

Forest Engineering/CE

Alyssa Shanks

2004-05

Forest Management

Christopher Bishop

2005-06

FRR


Amanda Hudgik

2005-06

FRR

Stefanie Larew

2006-07

Forest Management

Judd Lehman

2006-07

Forest Management

Justin McMinds

2007-08

FRR


Mary McNair

2007-08

Forest Engineering/CE

Zachary Peterson

2007-08

Forest Management

Alec Amacher

2008-09

Forest Management

Larae Guillory

2008-09

Forest Management


James Crawford

2009-10

Forest Engineering

Mathew Hemsorn

2009-10

Forest Management

Andrew Bartoldus

2009-10

Forest/Civil Engineering

Michael Shettles

2010-11

Forest Management


Joel Zeni

2011-12

Forest Engineering

Sara Lynch

2011-12

Recreation Resource Management

Todd Bertwell

2012-12

Forest Management

Erik Neilson

2013-14

Forest Engineering


Jessica Kesinger

2014-15

Forest Engineering

Jessica Kesinger

2015-16

Forest Engineering

Benjamin Post

2016-17

Forestry

Savannah Stanton

2017-18

Renewable Materials


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