ST. LOUIS – The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has announced its new Education & Research Foundation Wood Studies Scholarship. The NWFA’s Wood Studies Scholarship is designed to promote the post-secondary study of forestry and related forestry sciences.

This nonrenewable scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a current high school senior who will study forestry in an effort to advance and improve forestry practices for generations to come. The application, which is available for download at nwfa.org, and all materials must be postmarked by February 1, 2016. All applicants will be notified by April 29, 2016.

“We are pleased to offer this new scholarship opportunity, one that highlights the importance of forestry sciences to our future,” said Michael Martin, NWFA President and CEO. “Trees are a natural resource providing the raw materials that support the livelihoods of those employed in the forestry and flooring industries, including so many members of the NWFA.”

Eligibility requirements and application materials are detailed at nwfa.org/nwfa-wood-studies-scholarship.aspx, where applicants also can download the necessary application.

The National Wood Flooring Association is a not-for-profit trade organization, with more than 3,000 member companies worldwide, dedicated to educating consumers, architects, designers, specifiers and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring. NWFA members receive the best in educational training, benefits, technical resources and networking, to advance their professionalism and success. The NWFA is located at 111 Chesterfield Industrial Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63005, and can be contacted at 800.422.4556 (USA & Canada), 636.519.9663 (local and international), or online at www.nwfa.org.

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