Associated Oregon Loggers, Inc.
2015 Madrona Avenue, Salem, OR
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AOL Scholarship Program

Scholarship Options

AOL Scholarship Program
  • College of Forestry for members children & grandchildren
  • College of Forestry for non-member students
  • Business School, Community College & Vocational School for members children

AOL offers scholarships for high school seniors and current college students seeking a degree from a four year college of forestry accredited by the Society of American Foresters. These scholarships are available to children and grandchildren of AOL members and to others who wish to pursue a career in a forestry-related field such as Forest Management, Forest Engineering or Wood Science. You do not have to be related to a member of AOL to apply for these scholarships. Successful candidates will receive $1,500 per year, renewable for up to four years for a total of $6,000, subject to student maintaining annual qualification requirements.

For children of AOL regular and cooperative members, we also offer additional scholarship opportunities. High school seniors and current college students who wish to pursue a business degree from a four-year college may apply for a $1,500 scholarship, renewable for up to four years, or $6,000.

Children of AOL regular or cooperative members who wish to attend a community college or vocational school to pursue a career associated with the logging industry may apply for a scholarship that provides $750 per year for qualified candidates. A qualified career path will be determined by the AOL Scholarship Committee.

How To Apply: Each candidate must submit these items for consideration:

  • The AOL Scholarship Application Form
  • High School Transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Verification of acceptance from college or university
  • An original essay, not to exceed three pages, covering the essay topic: "What challenges do you see in the field of logging and what are your views on meeting the challenges?"

Candidate will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Candidate's studies and experiences as they relate to chosen field of interest.
  • Scholastic performance in all classes as it relates to success in higher education (GPA).
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Thought process, grammatical usage and capability to express self in essay.
  • Legibility, neatness, and accuracy of information submitted.

The potential contribution of the student in the logging industry is the important issue. Financial need of the student is not a criteria for selection. The student does not have to be from a family whose interests and/or income is derived from a forest resource production related field.

Application Deadline: April 1st

Please submit your application form, transcripts, SAT or ACT scores and essay to:

Associated Oregon Loggers, Inc.
PO Box 12339, Salem, Oregon 97309-0339

For more information, contact AOL at 503-364-1330

Selection is usually made by reviewing the items submitted. However, a finalist could be asked to be interviewed by the selection committee.

Notification of Winner: May 31st

All entries will be acknowledged. The actual financial award will be paid to the college or university. The winner will be invited as a special guest to the Annual Convention and asked to be a personal representative of the Associated Oregon Loggers Scholarship Competition.

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Non-Member Application
AOL Member Application (For children whose parents or grandparents are regular members of the association)
Member Non College of Forestry Application (For children whose parents are regular members of the association)