George Lea Founder’s Scholarship

The Public Lands Foundation (PLF) is pleased to offer its George Lea Scholarship to a good student who needs financial assistance to complete his/her schooling. The scholarship is available for all juniors, seniors and masters-level graduate students. $5,000 scholarship award to be used toward the student’s tuition expenses.

The Public Lands Foundation advocates and works for the retention of America’s Public Lands in public hands, professionally and sustainably managed for responsible common use and enjoyment.


  • All juniors, seniors and masters-level graduate students majoring in a natural resource or public and policy curriculum during the 2016/2017 school year.
  • Students who   demonstrate   academic excellence with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Full time students planning on carrying at least 12 units per semester.
  • Students will also be rated based on financial need, related volunteer, professional society participation, employment, etc.

How to Apply:

For applying the scholarship, the candidates can download the application form (docx) through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

  • Applicants must provide description of the need for financial assistance in order to complete their termin school.
  • Applicants must   include   a   letter   of recommendation from their major professor.
  • Applicants may include their resume, letters of recommendation from work or volunteer supervisors or additional information believed to be relevant to the application.

Award Amount:

The scholarship consists of the following three elements:

  • $5,000 to be used toward the student’s tuition expenses
  • An invitation to attend the next PLF annual meeting, with all transportation and living expenses paid
  • The opportunity to “shadow” a local BLM manager for a day

Application Deadline:

March 15, 2016 is application deadline.

Link for More Information:

Contact Information:

If you have questions, please contact Mike Ferguson

Phone: 1-703-336-2262



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