NELA Scholarships

Ever aware of the high cost of continuing education, NELA offers a competitive scholarship program for the immediate families of Individual Members, or the employees and their immediate families of Industrial and Associate Members. Up to eight awards, ranging from $500 to $1000 are granted to applicants who submit a short essay on an assigned topic.

Essays are judged and winners selected on the basis of the quality of the writing and the student's academic standing. Three categories are: seniors in high school, students in an associate or technical degree program, and students in a bachelor degree program. Scholarship awards are announced each spring.

NELA's Scholarship Program is unique in that the entrant has a choice of several different media in which to prepare their submission. Written, captioned photo, audio or video essay formats are allowed to present the applicant’s view on "What the Public Needs to Know About the Forest Products Industry".

For more information on contest rules click here (PDF). If you are an NELA member company, print out and display this poster where your employees can see it and take advantage of this opportunity.

For an application form click here (PDF).

William J. Cox Memorial Fund Scholarship

Beginning in 2008, W.J. Cox Associates, through the William J. Cox Memorial Fund has provided funds for a needs-based scholarship program for college students supported by business owners or employees in the forest products industry in ME, NY, NH, VT, CT, MA and PA. Applicants need to make application verifying their eligibility and financial need; including a copy of their current year FAFSA.

For further instructions and an application form click here (PDF).