Jerry Sedlak Memorial Scholarship

The Jerry Sedlak Memorial Scholarship is for currently enrolled Oregon State University, College of Forestry undergraduate students majoring in Forest Engineering (FE), Forest Operations Management (FOM) or  Forest Engineering/Civil Engineering (FE/CE)


Scholarship Description and Application Criteria

The Western Region of the Council on Forest Engineering (WR.COFE) sponsors two $1,000 scholarships for OSU College of Forestry undergraduate students currently enrolled in either FE,  FOM or FE/CE.  Scholarships will be awarded at the start of the academic year (Fall Term) for student’s “educational cost” including tuition, fees and books. 

Other scholarship application criteria include the following:

             Class standing: Sophomore, Junior or Senior

             Full Time Student

             Minimum College Accumulated GPA: 2.75


Western Region Council on Forest Engineering (WR.COFE)

WR.COFE is a regional chapter (western United States and British Columbia) of the COUNCIL ON FOREST ENGINEERING (COFE).  COFE is an international professional organization formed to foster the development of forest engineering in industry, government, and education in order to promote the best methods of managing and operating forests, both private and public.  COFE serves the forestry profession by disseminating technical information about forest engineering. 


Jerome ‘Jerry’ Sedlak

October 1952 – September 2003

Jerry Sedlak was a 1978 OSU Forest Engineering Masters Alum; served on the Forest Engineering Advisory Board; and assisted regularly with guest lectures, field trips, research efforts, and job opportunities for FE students.  He was President of Emerald Valley Thinning; a member of the Associated Oregon Loggers, the Society of American Foresters, and actively involved in the Springfield, Oregon community.  Jerry is remembered as an innovative and tenacious logger and forest engineer who coupled his professional engineering background with a deep respect for forestry.