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Louisiana Forestry Foundation


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The mission of the Louisiana Forestry Foundation is to "advance, promote, develop and extend education in the field of forestry, including the development and diffusion of knowledge about the profession of forestry and the scientific management and use of forest resources."


The Louisiana Forestry Foundation, founded in 1967, has given more than $1,251,400 in scholarships to students majoring in forestry at Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University and Southern University and A&M College – the three accredited forestry schools in the state – and Central Louisiana Technical & Community College - Huey P. Long Campus in Winnfield and the SOWELA Technical Community College - Lake Charles Campus, for students enrolled in their forestry technician programs.

The Foundation also is supportive of the Southern Forest Heritage Museum and other forestry-related endeavors. 

The Louisiana Forestry Foundation is a non-profit corporation and gifts of cash, land and other assets are fully deductible in accordance with IRS Guidelines for a 501(C) 3 corporation. Only the earnings from investments are used so that established scholarships are held in perpetuity.

Over its more than half-century history of the Louisiana Forestry Foundation, hundreds of students have gone on to take their place in today’s wide-ranging jobs in forestry.

Named scholarships are bestowed in honor of a person or business. Memorials are often given in the name of a loved one.

The three universities and two technical community colleges accept applications each spring on behalf of the Foundation for the following year. Student recipients must continue to major in forestry and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.75. Students should contact the schools for more information about how to apply. Scholarships are awarded in the spring for the following academic year. 

Those interested in making a donation to the Foundation should call (318) 443-2558 or send an email to Legal counsel is available through the Foundation. 

Robert H. Crosby III of New Orleans

Richard Crowell Jr. of Long Leaf 
Vice President

C.A. "Buck" Vandersteen
Executive Director

Henry E. Blake of Alexandria
Carrol W. Cochran of Ruston
John R. Monk of Lufkin, Texas
Burton D. Weaver, Jr. of Flora
Mervin Parker of Ruston


Louisiana School of Renewable Natural Resources

Louisiana Tech School of Forestry

Southern University Urban Forestry and Natural resources

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