John A. Beale Memorial Award

Society of American Foresters (SAF)

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Grant amount: US $500

Anticipated deadline: Mar 15, 2021

Applicant type: Faculty Working Professional

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



Society Of American Foresters is active and engaged on a wide variety of issues that impact both public and private forests, rural and urban environments, and all landscapes in between. Although specific topic areas may shift, SAF is committed to advancing policies and partnerships that support sustainable forest management and empower forestry and natural resources professionals.

The mission of the Society of American Foresters is:

  • to advance sustainable management of forest resources through science, education, and technology
  • to enhance the competency of its members
  • to establish professional excellence
  • to use our knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic to ensure the continued health, integrity, and use of forests to benefit society in perpetuity.

SAF’s objective was “to further the cause of forestry in America by:

  • fostering a spirit of comradeship among foresters
  • creating opportunities for a free interchange of views upon forestry and allied subjects
  • by disseminating a knowledge of the purpose and achievements of forestry.”

John A. Beale Memorial Award recognizes outstanding efforts over a sustained period of time, by an SAF member, in the promotion of forestry through voluntary service to the Society. The award is presented during the SAF national convention and includes an honorarium of $500, a complimentary SAF convention registration, and up to $500 to cover travel expenses. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Nominees must be members of the SAF.
  • Nominees must demonstrate a strong continuing commitment to volunteer work supporting the SAF and its members which furthers the cause of forestry.
  • Evaluation will be based on:
    • Leadership in volunteer work supporting SAF
    • Promotion of forestry
    • Evidence of outstanding efforts over a sustained period of time

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Nominees must be members of the SAF.