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George Lea Founder’s Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The PLF is pleased to offer its George Lea Founders Scholarship to a good student who needs financial assistance to complete his or her schooling. The scholarship is named after PLF’s founder, George Lea. The scholarship consists of the following three elements:

  1. $5,000 to be used toward the student’s tuition expenses.  Note: Funds will be sent directly to the recipient’s school for disbursement by the Financial Aid Office.
  2. An invitation to attend the next PLF annual meeting, with all transportation and living expenses paid.
  3. The opportunity to “shadow” a local BLM manager for a day.

Who may apply:

  • All juniors, seniors and masters-level graduate students majoring in a natural resource or public land policy curriculum during the 2023/2024 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 or enrollment in a Master’s-level graduate program.
  • Students will also be rated based on financial need, related volunteer, professional society participation, employment, etc.
  • Applications are due on or before March 31, 2023.

If you have questions, please contact David Stout at