Scholarship Forest

Scholarship Forest

Along with HCC, Howard County Government, and the Columbia 50th Birthday Board, we are creating a “Scholarship Forest” right on HCC’s campus. To accomplish this, the county is providing 50 trees ranging in height from 2-6 ft. to be planted in the newly created “Scholarship Forest” located in the area between lot A and Duncan Hall. You can get an idea of the types of trees that will be featured in the “Scholarship Forest”at the GreenFest event on April 22, and plant your own tree if you choose to.


Each tree is eligible to be “named” by a donor with a gift of $1,000, and all funds will be placed in a Columbia 50th Scholarship Forest Endowment. Selling all 50 trees will provide a $50,000 endowment to help students who are Howard County residents with financial need… in perpetuity. The endowment will earn interest, and each year the interest is awarded to students as scholarships.


But wait! You’re not only helping students in need, as a donor you get a little recognition too. A plaque will be created listing the name of each donor who purchased a tree.  Don’t need to have your name on a plaque? You can also honor someone specific, your family, or list your business or organization. This plaque will be placed in Duncan Hall near the exit closest to lot A so donors can look out and see the “Scholarship Forest” at the same time.


Trees can be sponsored for $1,000.


Email Missy Mattey for more information.