Each year, CBTA is proud to be able to offer two $3000 academic scholarships to students who have chosen to pursue an education and/or career in an environmentally related field.  The purpose of the scholarships is to provide a monetary award to promising California upper division or graduate students who have shown an educational and career commitment to the study of the environment and who show a commitment to communicate and interpret a love of nature and an understanding of the need to practice conservation.  Calaveras Big Trees Association is one of the few Cooperating Associations that offers environmentally related scholarships.

The opportunity for CBTA to offer scholarships started with the creation of the Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship by the family of Emily Hewitt.  The Hewitt family wanted to honor Emily and a student who shared her love of nature.  CBTA now also proudly offers the Stephen Stocking Memorial Scholarship.

This year we are pleased to announce the winners of these scholarships:

The Emily M. Hewitt Scholarship is awarded to Kira Miller who is working on her Masters degree in Integrative Biology at San Francisco State University.

The Stephen K. Stocking Scholarship is awarded to Louis Cimmino who is a majoring in Ecosystem Management and Forestry at UC Berkeley.


Congratulations to both of our amazing winners.

Scholarships are offered every year.  The deadline for application submission is April 15 of each year.