Congratulations to University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences students Tory Armstrong and Autumn Bosma, recipients of the 2020-2021 Robert B. Hendricks Memorial / Hardwood Manufacturers Association Scholarship.
In his ‘recipient profile’ letter to the HMA, Tory Armstrong said, “I’m so grateful. It means a lot that members of the forestry community are willing to help individuals pursue their education. I’m a Forest Science major working on completing the forest conservation track. I’m interested in learning more about how the natural world works, and what I can do to be a part of conservation efforts. I’m most interested in learning about the complex interactions that take place at different trophic levels of the environment, and how human activity is impacting them.”
In her ‘recipient profile,’ Forest Science major Autumn Bosma said, “As a financially independent student, paying for college can be a frightening task. Scholarships definitely help to lighten the load. It is a blessing to have resources such as this one to assist students like myself! I am not entirely sure what I would like to do after college. Ideally I think that I would like to work with young trees and maintaining tree health in an urban setting.”
And from the College’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
“Your generosity certainly has special meaning to students this year, considering the impact felt from COVID-19. Students are typically able to conduct research, participate in internships, and hold jobs throughout the summer to contribute to educational costs. Most of these opportunities did not exist for them due to the pandemic. We thank you for truly making a difference in the lives of students!” (Karen Wassarman)