WWOA awards $5,000 scholarship to Irma student

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The Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association (WWOA) has announced that UW-Stevens Point forestry management student Sydney Ellis of Irma has been named one of two recipients of the $5,000 WWOA Forestry Leader Scholarship for 2022. Ellis plans to graduate in May 2023. The other recipient is Garret Dament from Berlin.

Ellis’ strong drive and desire to be a successful forester is what made WWOA see the potential it has in its future, according to a press release from the organization. “Because I have spent so much time in the woods throughout my life, I have gained such respect and love for our forests, and it is one of my absolute dreams to work as a forester. ensuring that our forests are managed and enhanced to the best of my abilities,” Ellis said. Ellis embodies what WWOA strives to support in a promising natural resources professional, according to the statement.

The WWOA Forestry Leader Scholarship was established in 2017. The intention of this scholarship is to help further WWOA’s educational mission of educating future generations about the value of sustainable forestry and ensuring that Private forest owners will always have access to well-trained and educated foresters. Learn more about the scholarship at wisconsinwoodlands.org/scholarship/.

WWOA is an educational nonprofit that helps Wisconsin private forest owners create a legacy through sustainable forest management. Learn more about wisconsinwoodlands.org.

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