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Empowering Local Students

Our scholarship program empowers students in our operating areas to further their education.

Internship offerings provide undergrad and grad school students focused on forest and natural resource studies a way to explore potential forestry careers. We offer a variety of opportunities within our various regions, including the Opportunity Internship and Scholarship program and our signature Mark E. Reed Scholarship.

Mark E. Reed Scholarship Program

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?

  • Award recipients must attend school on a full-time basis during the academic year of the scholarship.
  • Applicants also 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.
  • Scholastic achievement.
  • Ability and capacity for continuing development.
  • Breadth of outlook as evidenced by participation in activities other than scholastic activities.

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 a PDF format. Please send all completed applications to the address provided on the application.

Opportunity Internship and Scholarship Program

This program is geared toward students pursuing academic degrees in forestry and other natural resources programs. Our goal is to provide students with 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. Since the program’s inception in 2017, we have hired 18 Opportunity Interns. Our 2022 recipients included:

  • Sean Wilcox, a forestry student at the University of Washington
  • William (Jackson) O’Steen, a forestry student at the University of Georgia, Athens
  • Denisse Hernandez-Garcia, a forestry student at Cal Poly Humboldt
  • Grant VanEmmerik, a forestry student at Cal Poly Humboldt

Interested in applying?

Students can apply for a paid, quarter-long internship in a variety of our operating regions. As they complete the program, participants may also be eligible for scholarships up to $3,000.

Applicants should be pursuing academic degrees in forestry and other natural resources programs. We also consider applicant diversity, including factors such as ethnicity, gender and geographic background.

Opportunities are available in:

  • Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • Korbel, California
  • Bogart, Georgia
  • Meridian, Mississippi
  • Shelton, Washington

Natural Resources Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes and supports individuals who want to pursue studies that will help enrich natural resources and related industries. Vocational, technical, college, community college and graduate programs are eligible, and consideration is given to children, grandchildren and spouses of Green Diamond employees. Applications, which can be downloaded here, should be completed by March 31.