Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship Program

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Grant amount: US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Mar 15, 2021

Fields of work: Forestry

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

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

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Minimum GPA: 3.0

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Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship Program 

The Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship Program is the oldest endowed grant program administered by TREE Fund, established in the original 2002 Declaration of Trust that established TREE Fund as a charitable grant-making organization. Bob Felix’s dedication to the green industry spanned more than 30 years, and was defined by his contributions to the National Arborist Association (NAA, now know as the Tree Care Industry Association, or TCIA). Bob served on the NAA Board of Directors and became its president in 1972, and afterward spent 23 years as the association’s executive vice president. In these roles, Bob made such an impact that his legacy continues to resonate today. The memorial scholarship issued in his name is for students enrolled in an undergraduate or technical college who are actively pursuing a professional career in commercial arboriculture.

Scholarship award amounts are $5,000 each, to be paid in two increments, one in the fall semester, one in the spring. (Second payment is contingent upon re-enrollment and GPA standards being met). The award is non-renewable and no applicant may receive more than one award from this program. All awards will be paid directly to the educational institution attended by the recipient after required documentation has been received. Awards may only be applied to tuition expense, and applicants may not request scholarships greater than the anticipated amount of their tuition expense for the academic year in which the grants will be paid.

TREE Fund and TCIA are particularly interested in having its scholarship recipients begin and remain in careers in arboriculture, urban forestry, or related green industries. Applicant essays should provide TREE Fund with a sense of the student’s career aspirations and plans within these industries, and academic, work and extracurricular activities should reflect commitment toward this goal.

TREE Fund does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability or national or ethnic origin.

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  • All of the following criteria must be met to qualify:
    • Actively pursuing a professional career in commercial arboriculture
    • Entering second year of a two-year program, or entering third/fourth year of a four-year program in the fall after the grant award (e.g. apply in January to March 2019 for classes beginning Summer/Fall 2019)
    • 3.0 GPA minimum
    • Current student member of the International Society of Arboriculture

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Applicants must be current student members of the International Society of Arboriculture.


  • Current trustees of the TREE Fund or any member of the family of any such trustee are ineligible to receive scholarships from the TREE Fund.
  • The award is non-renewable and no applicant may receive more than one award from this program.