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 email@example.com.
Foundation Bylaws (PDF)
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