Our internship and scholarship programs empower students in our operating areas to further their education.
Our Opportunity Internship Program allows forest and natural resource undergraduate and graduate students to explore potential forestry careers. We offer a variety of scholarship opportunities within our various regions, including our signature Mark E. Reed Scholarships.
Green Diamond Opportunity Internship and Scholarship Program
This summer program is geared toward students pursuing academic degrees in forestry and other natural resources programs. Our goal is to provide students of diverse backgrounds and experience with opportunities to get to know our company and our industry—at the same time enriching our business with fresh talent and perspectives. After completing their internships, students are eligible for a scholarship of up to $3,000. Since the program’s inception in 2017, we have hired 18 Opportunity Interns. Our 2022 recipients included:
Sabiha Betanzos, a forestry student at Cal Poly Humboldt
Sebastian Castillo, an environmental science management student at Cal Poly Humboldt
Since 1947, our Mark E. Reed Scholarship has supported many deserving students. The program was established to honor one of our company’s earliest leaders who influenced the education of many young people in Washington State. Through the program, we award scholarships of $3,000 each to students attending high schools and colleges in our operating communities. The funds may be used for tuition, books or living expenses incurred while pursuing education beyond high school.
Interested in applying? Here’s what you need to know:
Applicants must attend school on a full-time basis during the academic year of the scholarship.
Applicants must qualify as an employee, spouse of an employee, child of an employee or resident.
In Washington, residents of Mason and Grays Harbor counties may apply. In Oregon, residents of Klamath and Lake counties may apply. In California, residents of Humboldt and Del Norte counties may apply.
There are no restrictions for scholarship recipients as to race, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status or sensory, mental or physical disability.
While there are some variables considered in the selection process, merit is the principal determinant. Local boards evaluate candidates on:
Qualities of leadership and citizenship
Seriousness of purpose
Ability and capacity for continuing development
Breadth of outlook as evidenced by participation in activities other than scholastic activities
Applications are due by Feb. 28.
To download a complete application—including qualifications and application instructions for the Washington, Oregon or California regions—select from the choices below. Each application is available in PDF format. Please send all completed applications to the address provided on the application.
These scholarships recognize and support individuals pursuing vocational, technical, college, community college and graduate programs in fields of study that enrich natural resources and related industries. Successful applicants demonstrate industry involvement, academic merit and participation in extra-curricular activities and receive awards up to $1,000. We give special consideration to children, grandchildren and spouses of Green Diamond employees.
These scholarships are available to Native Youth and Indigenous high school seniors and college students in California’s Humboldt and Del Norte counties who are pursuing natural resource-related majors (e.g., forestry, fisheries, botany, wildlife, fire ecology, soils, rangeland management, etc.) at College of the Redwoods or Cal Poly Humboldt. Successful applicants receive scholarship awards up to $2,500.
Applications are due by March 31 and can be submitted through the Humboldt Area Foundation website. Learn more and apply.
James T. Brown Forestry Scholarships
This Cal Poly Humboldt scholarship program honors former Green Diamond President James T. Brown and his career in Humboldt County, California. Scholarships are available to Cal Poly Humboldt juniors and seniors seeking a degree in forestry with career aspirations in the timber industry. Successful applicants receive scholarship awards up to $1,000.
This Cal Poly Humboldt scholarship program honors former senior biologist Lowell Diller and his dedication to wildlife sciences. Scholarships are available to Cal Poly Humboldt juniors and seniors seeking a degree in wildlife who also demonstrate Mr. Diller's passion for wildlife, fieldwork and teaching. Successful applicants receive scholarship awards up to $1,000.