Baton Rouge, La. – Eight Southern University students in the Department of Urban Forestry have been awarded scholarships from the Louisiana Forestry Foundation for the Spring 2020 semester.
The following students each received a $600 scholarship from the foundation:
- Terrel Lewis, a junior from Opelousas, LA received the Lyndon Erroll Dawson Jr. Scholarship.
- Rodney Purdy, a junior from South Holland, IL received the Rudolph E. Krause Scholarship.
- Asija Rice, a senior from Baton Rouge, LA received the Commander Bertrand Dean Scholarship.
- Kyla Bryant, a sophomore from Greensburg, LA received the Henry Hardtner Scholarship.
- Tywin Tate, a sophomore from Franklinton, LA received the Lyndon Erroll Dawson Jr. Scholarship.
- Tess Brown, a sophomore from Denham Springs, LA received the Henry Hardtner Scholarship.
- Ke’Shae Brumfield, a sophomore from Baton Rouge, LA received the Frank O. Pruitt Scholarship.
- Nichols Pryor, a sophomore from Ferriday, LA received the Commander Bertrand Dean Scholarship.
The students will be recognized at the Annual Louisiana Forestry Association Convention in August.
The Louisiana Forestry Foundation has been awarding scholarships to Southern University students majoring in forestry since 2018. Applications for the scholarships are accepted each spring for the following year. To renew their scholarship, students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.75 and continue to major in forestry.
The foundation also awards scholarships to forestry students at Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University, Central Louisiana Technical & Community College - Huey P. Long Campus in Winnfield, and the SOWELA Technical Community College - Oakdale Campus.