Student Scholarships & Awards
Kay R. and Irene S. Hafen Forestry Scholarship
Nine scholarships totaling $37,800 , to support students in their Junior, Senior or Graduate years of studies. Preference is given to students showing promise of significant forestry contributions after graduation, who exhibit leadership qualities, and have ability to interact positively with students, faculty members, and the community. The fund was established in 2000 by the Hafen's because of their interest in higher education, the environment, and assisting deserving students in obtaining their degrees
C.R. Krimminger Scholarship for Forestry
An award of $44 ,000 split between 11 students with high academic achievement. This fund was established through a provision in the Clinton and Katheryn Krimminger Trust. This scholarship is awarded to high achieving forestry majors who demonstrate financial need or are physically disabled. Long time residents of Arizona, the Krimmingers were passionate about helping people and supporting education, particularly for those who were less fortunate. As long time residents of Arizona, they chose to support three state universities through their estate.
Doc and Kirk Smith Forestry Scholarship
An award of $1,500.00 to a forestry student interested in forest stewardship and ecological restoration. H.B. “Doc” Smith was a smokejumper, firefighter, incident commander and community leader. He also received his master’s in Forestry and became an important part of NAU’s Ecological Restoration Institute. His son, Kirk was a Forest Service smokejumper, district ranger and the superintendent of the Mormon Lake Hotshots. Both Doc and Kirk were known for their zest for life and their quiet integrity ‘to do the right thing.’
John “Jack” Dieterich Fire Science Scholarship
An award of $12,000 to be split between 4 students pursuing a career in fire science. This scholarship was established in 2006 by Dean David Patton, in honor of his good friend John (Jack) Dieterich. Jack, who passed away in 2007, worked for the USDA Forest Service for many years, and was instrumental in getting fire effects research implemented in the Southwest. He was involved in many symposiums on fire research in the U.S and Mexico, and was a consultant to several foreign countries including The Republic of Chile, Philippines, and the People's Republic of Mongolia.