Morgantown, W.Va. – Matthew A. Hunter, a forest resources management junior from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, was named a 2016 recipient of the Davey Arbor Grant scholarship. Each year, the Davey Foundation awards $1,000 merit-based scholarships to the best and brightest students in the industry. Over the last 25 years, Davey Tree has donated more than half a million dollars through this scholarship program.
Hunter was pleasantly surprised – and extremely grateful – to be selected.
To be eligible for an Arbor Grant scholarship, students must be enrolled in a two- or four-year program that focuses on forestry, urban forestry, arboriculture or another green industry field and be recommended by a faculty member. Gregory Dahle, WVU Davis College assistant professor of aboriculture and urban forestry, was pleased to provide the recommendation, given Hunter’s strong performance in his aboriculture class.