The James A. Holekamp
Memorial Scholarship Award
The Charles S. Gardner Scholarship Award


The purpose of the Scholarship Program is to financially aid as many deserving your students who have demonstrated a certain degree of scholastic achievement in the study of Forestry, Silviculture, Land Management, etc. and have some financial need.
The scholarship(s) is (are) open to all qualifying students about to enter his/her sophomore year or above at an accredited University in the Southeast or South Central. The major that the students intend to pursue must be in a wood fiber related major.

The Universities that qualify for the MOTAG-South Scholarship are:

University of Tennessee
Head, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
Knoxville, Tennessee, 37901-1071

University of Florida
Director, School of Forest Resources and Conservation
Gainesville FL 32611-0410

Louisiana State University
Dept of Renewable Natural Resourses
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803-6200

Stephen F. Austin State University
Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture
Nacogdoches, Texas, 75962-6109

University of Arkansas
School of Forest Resources
Monticello, Arkansas, 71655

Clemson University

Forestry and Natural Resources
Forest Resources Management
Clemson, South Carolina, 29634-0317

Louisiana Tech University

School of Forestry
College of Applied and Natural Sciences
Ruston, Louisiana, 71272

Duke University

Duke Forest at Duke University
Durham, North Carolina 27708-0332

University of Georgia
Warness School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Athens, Georgia, 30602-2152

Virginia Tech
College of Natural Resources and Environment
Dept of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061

Texas A&M University
Ecosystem Science & Management
Horticulture Forest Science Building
College Station, Texas 77843-2135

University of Kentucky
Department of Forestry
Lexington, Kentucky, 40546-0073

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762-9601

Auburn University

School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Auburn, Alabama, 36849

North Carolina State University

College of Natural Resources
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27695-8008

The Universities that are interested in participating in the scholarship program will be sent a scholarship application (s) just prior to the February meeting for those students what want to be considered and that the college recommends.

The Scholarship committee chairman will initiate, solicit, and select two members of the steering committee to serve on the committee with him/her.

At the August meeting a decision will be made of who the Scholarship Committee recommends and the steering committee endorses for final selection.

The candidate selected will have earned a 3.0 or better G.P.A. in his/her freshman year, which must be maintained. Should the grades be maintained, the scholarship will be considered each year for a total of four (4) years.

Applications must be returned by July 1.