Legacy Scholarship

The US Forest Service and Grey Towers Heritage Association have partnered to create the Grey Towers Legacy Scholarship, the first of its kind within the US Forest Service.

This scholarship supports the pursuit of new ideas, strategies, and solutions in the fields of natural resources, science, economics, ecology, education, and social sciences.

This year a total of three $3,000 scholarships will be awarded at a local, regional, and national level.

One will be awarded to a student at Delaware Valley High School in Pennsylvania, and two will be awarded to students currently residing in Pike, Monroe, and Wayne Counties in Pennsylvania; Western Sussex County, New Jersey; and/or Western Orange County, New York. This opportunity will also be open to Forest Service Job Corps Center students nationwide.


Scholarship applicant criteria:

  • Graduating High School Graduates with a 2.5 GPA.
  • Students pursuing a career in natural resources, science, economics, ecology, social sciences, and/or education at an accredited university, community college, or technical school.
  • Completed application with a written essay of 750 words or less.

The application period begins on November 3, 2023, and closes on February 2, 2024. Interviews will take place in late March 2024, and recipients will be notified on April 1, 2024.  Scholarships will be disbursed to institutions on May 1, 2024.

The scholarship conveys the historic purpose of leadership development with natural resource professions continuing Gifford Pinchot’s Legacy.


The application will be available in October 2023.

Donations are greatly appreciated.

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