Ned "Grizzly" Maxson was a long-time faculty member of Hocking College's School of Natural Resources. Ned established the scholarship to assist students studying in the discipline that he loved. Each year, the college awards $600 to a second-year natural resources student. Recipients are chosen based on recommendation from natural resources faculty in regards to the student's character, potential for success, and financial need.
The Husqvarna Forest and Garden Company, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, has had a long partnership with Hocking College. Husqvarna has provided the college with valuable expertise and technical assistance as well as donation of equipment for use in educational programming. The Scholarship was established to honor Husqvarna's partnership and dedication to education.
The Scholarship is awarded to deserving students in the Landscape Management program and is based on academic merit.
Scott A. Neiferd Memorial Scholarship & Student Projects Fund
Scott Neiferd was a student in the Hocking College Ranger Training Institute. He was an active student who enjoyed being outdoors. He was described as being high on life and good-hearted. Scott died in 1994 from injuries suffered in a fall while he was rock climbing in Athens, Ohio. The Memorial Scholarship was established to honor Scott's memory and to assist other students in the Ranger Training program. Selection for awards is based on character and personal recommendation, potential for success in the ranger profession and financial need.
Terry Crabtree Memorial Scholarship
Terry Crabtree was a resident of Athens County who was an avid outdoorsman and bowhunter. He was a lifetime member of the Ohio Bowhunters Association and he worked regularly with local organizations to teach bowhunting to children. After Terry's death, the scholarship was established to honor his memory and to assist others with a passion for the outdoors. The scholarship is awarded with preference to students from Athens County who are enrolled in the Wildlife Management program. Funds can be applied to tuition, fees, books, room, board, and transportation expenses.