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The NC State Natural Resources Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship which will provide recipient(s) with scholarship funds to offset expenses incurred by attending the 9 week Forestry Summer Camp required of all forest management majors in the NC State Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources.

Jack SherrillOn August 29, 1986, John M. Sherrill made a commitment to support forestry and the study of forestry at NC State University by naming the NC State Natural Resources Foundation, Inc. (formerly NC Forestry Foundation, INC) as irrevocable beneficiary of two life insurance policies. Prior to his death in 2011, Jack designated his funds to help students attending summer camp and established the John M. “Jack” Sherrill Summer Camp Scholarship in Forestry.

Mr. Sherrill was a longtime supporter and advocate for forestry and forestry education in North Carolina. Having attended summer camp himself, Mr. Sherrill understood the hardships both financially and physically demanded by the rigorous 9 week program. However, he also understood the importance of this unique experience on the future of forestry and in the life of a professional forester.

The John M. “Jack” Sherrill Summer Camp Scholarship in Forestry will help NC State  recruit and retain bright students who will enter the world of forestry and make a positive impact on future of our natural resources.

About the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
NC State’s Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (FER) is one of the oldest and largest schools of its kind in America.  One of 3 departments in the College of Natural Resources, FER is committed to promoting the science, policy and practice of modern forestry, as well as, state-of-the-art environmental resource management.

Distinguished by a long history of innovation, an exceptional faculty, outstanding learning facilities, a commitment to research and extension plus an ability to educate students in all sectors of forestry and environmental science, FER is proud to have graduated many of today’s most prominent forestry and environmental policy makers, researchers, scientists, executives, field experts and academic leaders.