K. P. Funderburke, Jr. Educational Endowment Fund
The objectives of the APSAF Educational Endowment
Fund are two-fold. First, it will help support active
APSAF members to attend leadership workshops, educational
training sessions, or symposia. Second it will provide
financial support for students to attend APSAF leadership
workshops, APSAF annual meetings, or the National
A. The Appalachian Society of American Foresters
hereby establishes the Educational Endowment Fund
administered as a separate account by the Society
Secretary/Treasurer as directed by the Educational
Endowment Fund Committee.
B. The Educational Endowment Fund Committee shall
be composed of a Chair appointed by the APSAF Education
Chair, the APSAF Secretary/Treasurer, the APSAF Continuing
Forestry Education Chair and the Chairs of the Virginia,
North Carolina and South Carolina Divisions.
C. The Educational Endowment Committee will review
all applications for funding and be authorized to
commit funds to applicants according to the guidelines
set forth below.
D. The amount of money available to be granted in
a given year will be limited to the accrued interest
from the Fund. In general, half of the amount will
be available for regular member support and half
for student support. However, the Committee shall
have the flexibility to award more than half of the
annual amount to either students or regular members,
based on applications received.
The Educational Endowment Fund Committee will act
on funding requests, as a normal procedure, four
times per year which will be in association with
the regular meetings of the APSAF Executive Committee.
Applications can also be sent electronically, but
the individual or Chapters must send the applications
no later than October 1 or at least three weeks prior
to the National Convention and no later than December
15 for the APSAF Annual Meeting. For all other educational
events, the Secretary/Treasurer must receive the
application at least six weeks prior to the start
of the event.
A. It is the goal of the regular member portion
of the Educational Endowment Fund to assist one active
SAF member each from the Virginia, North Carolina,
and South Carolina divisions to attending SAF leadership
workshops, educational training courses, or symposia.
However, the Committee shall have the flexibility
to award more than one grant within a Division, based
on applications received.
Member applications will be judged on the basis
of need and availability of employer support.
B. It is the goal of the student funding portion
of the Educational Endowment Fund to assist one to
ten active student SAF member(s) from each institution
in the APSAF area having an SAF accredited two- year,
four-year, or graduate level educational program
to attend either an APSAF leadership workshop, annual
meeting, or SAF Convention. The maximum amount awarded
per student will be $50/student to attend an APSAF
Leadership Workshop or APSAF meeting and $90/student
to attend the National Convention, with the caveat
that the maximum awarded to any student chapter will
be $500 for an APSAF Leadership Workshop or Annual
Meeting or $700 for the SAF National Convention.
Students submitting applications must be in good
standing in their respective institution and must
be student members of SAF. Scholarship awards will
be based on need, academic performance and professionalism.
APPROVED: APSAF Executive Committee 2-21-00, rev: 7-24-00,
10-30-00, 11-27-00, 1-25-01, 3-27-07.
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