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Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Contribute to NREM

The key to the success of the NREM department is our students.

We offer diverse programs in natural resource ecology and management, including the ecological study of forestry, fisheries, fire, rangelands, and wildlife.

Students enrolled in NREM degree programs pursue careers that impact our state's, our nation's and the world's natural resources.

As state funding decreases in an uncertain economy, education is less affordable while being more important than ever.

You can impact a student's life by donating to any of the NREM scholarship funds listed below. Follow this link to donate to NREM scholarships. "or please call us at 405-744-5438 or 405-744-3014.”

  • Endowed Scholarships
  • Annual Cash Scholarships
  • Fishin' with Pete (fishing lure fundraiser)

Endowed Scholarships

C.L. Clymer Scholarship
(Project #21-24300)
To be eligible for this award, the applicant must successfully complete the forestry summer camp program during the preceding academic year.

Dave and Debra Engle Endowed Scholarship
(Project #21-42600)
Awarded annually to qualified, full-time students in Natural Resource Ecology and Management, with a rangeland ecology and management or fire ecology option.

Dave and Merna Jo Robinson Award
(Project #21-07400)
Awarded annually to a senior forestry student who demonstrated “special achievement” not solely related to academic performance, encouraging professional development, activity and involvement outside of the classroom.

Durrell Forestry Alumni Association Scholarship
(Project #21-29300)
This scholarship is awarded annually to the outstanding senior forestry student based on scholarship, character, and potential for leadership.

Erwin Transfer Scholarship
(Project #21-35500)
Any student having completed college credit at any college or university who declares Natural Resource Ecology and Management as their major, with a forestry option and enrolls in at least one forestry course in their first semester is eligible. The student must exhibit potential for completion of the forestry degree program at Oklahoma State University.

Farrell Copelin Scholarship Fund
(Project #21-49800)
To provide scholarships for undergraduate students studying wildlife conservation. This fund is not fully endowed and has not been awarded yet.

Fisheries Scholarship
(Project #21-58600)
Developed to fund a scholarship for a graduate student in Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology.

Matthew Allen Scheidt Memorial Scholarship
(Project #21-49500)
The scholarship recognizes junior or senior majors in Wildlife Ecology and Management or Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology with a GPA less than 3.5 who may be coping with significant health issues.

M.K. and Roberta Roberts Family Scholarship
(Project #21-74350)
Recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at OSU in CASNR. The recipient must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and must be engaged in range and pasture research. Preference is given to student with documented financial need. This fund is not fully endowed and has not been awarded yet.

Oklahoma Rangeland Heritage Society Award
(Project #21-61900)
The award shall be offered to the highest scoring individual in the range judging competition at the National Land and Range Judging Contest each year, provided the recipient enrolls in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at OSU. This fund is not fully endowed and has not been awarded yet.

Rigdon Memorial Scholarship
(Project #21-30400)
Awarded to qualified, full-time, second-year Natural Resource Ecology and Management major, with a forestry option.

Robert L. Lochmiller II Endowed Scholarship in Wildlife Ecology
(Project #21-49700)
Natural Resource Ecology and Management graduate student in wildlife ecology or toxicology, scholarship and excellence in research.

Ron and Sandra Jarman Fisheries Scholarship Award
(Project #21-69550)
The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at OSU in NREM and must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be actively involved with the student chapter of the American Fisheries Society or be actively involved in professional activities (student worker, technician, intern or professional societies).

Roque Nalley Memorial Scholarship
(Project #21-75700)
The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at OSU in CASNR. The recipient must have a GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. First selection preference shall be given to student majoring in forestry although the award is open to any NREM student. This fund is not fully endowed and has not been awarded yet.

Sally Jo Bible Scholarship
(Project #21-37100)
Awarded to graduate students in Forestry, Wildlife Ecology and Management, or Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology.

Ted Silker Memorial Scholarship
(Project #21-29500)
This award presented annually to a student(s) who demonstrate great improvement in forestry skills because of the camp experience.

Thomas and Marie Jones Scholarship
(Project #21-60200)
Natural Resource Ecology and Management undergraduate student in Wildlife Ecology with a minimum of 3.3 GPA and leadership in civic or campus organizations.

Walker Forestry Scholarship
(Project #21-35200)
These scholarships are awarded yearly to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in Natural Resource Ecology and Management, forestry option major.

Annual Cash Scholarships

Murray-Gray Unit Service Award
(Project #21-52400
Awarded annually to an individual(s) who demonstrates exceptional service and dedication to the mission of the Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

NREM Scholarships and Awards
(Project #21-32400)
Undergraduate scholarships based on scholarship and participation in departmental activities.

Fishin' with Pete

Fishing Lure Sale in Support of NREM Fisheries Scholarship


OSU Fishing Lure Sale
(Project #21-58600)
In support of a NREM Fisheries Scholarship, five-hundred lures have been made and are available for a $25 donation to the scholarship endowment.

Once the endowed scholarship reaches $12,500 at the OSU Foundation, a $500-per-year scholarship will be available to a graduate fisheries student. The scholarship will be awarded each year, with students competing to earn the additional financial assistance.

Due to IRS rules, we are required to inform you as to the extent to which your gift is tax deductible. Because you receive something in return, the IRS requires that a fair market value be assigned to this benefit and that we inform you of the effect of this on your gift. The fair market value of the lure you will receive is $4, thus the amount of your donation in excess of $4 may be considered deductible.

Visit the OSU Foundation Web site to purchase your Fishin' with Pete fishing lure; make checks payable to the OSU Foundation.