Eight Quinney Scholarships ($4,500 per year, 4 years) will be awarded to freshmen and incoming students for the 2015-2016 academic school year. 

The application is due on January 31, 2015.

The Quinney Legacy

For many years, Joe and Jessie Quinney demonstrated their support for the natural environment through their actions and resources. They pioneered the development of Utah’s ski industry, converting the mountain slopes above the mining town of Alta into one of America’s premier ski areas. Joe’s love for duck hunting led to more organized use and protection of Utah’s wetlands. Through their financial support and Joe’s service on the QCNR Advisory Board, the Quinneys helped develop an outstanding QCNR at USU. Their lives made Utah’s outdoors more secure for generations to come.

Quinney Scholarship Selection Criteria

  • High school or transfer students seeking a first or second bachelor's degree;
  • Scholarly achievement: High academic performance, special consideration given to Honors, Advanced Placement, and classes related to the applicant’s chosen major (e.g. science and math courses);
  • ACT composite of 26 or higher;
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher;
  • Activities/Leadership: involvement in school clubs, leadership experiences, related internships or extracurricular activities;
  • Ability to communicate effectively;
  • Personal interest, motivation, and desire to better understand and contribute to a field involving natural resources. 

Application Materials

1. Letter of Introduction

Please provide the following information:

  • Full name, current address, email address, phone number, current high school or college, and intended QCNR major;
  • A description (approx. 400 words) of why you are interested in coming to the Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University;
  • What you hope to do with your degree.

2. Resume: Include scholarly achievements, academic interests, and involvement in extracurricular activities.

3. Current unofficial transcript from your high school/transfer college.

4. Copy of ACT/SAT scores (showing the individual category scores as well as the composite score).

5. Essay: How is current science changing the management of natural resources?  Choose one example to discuss in some detail, and explain how you hope to make a contribution to the management of natural resources in the future.  You may find it useful to explore QCNR web pages to get an idea of how our faculty and students are making such contributions. Answer limited to 2 pages single spaced.

6. Two reference letters from people who are in a position to evaluate your scholarly ability and motivation to work in natural resource areas.  Please ask your references to follow the link to submit letters.

Submit your application materials to:

Academic Service Center
Quinney College of Natural Resources
Utah State University
5200 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322-5200
or email to Mykel Beorchia, mykel.beochia@usu.edu

Please contact the Academic Service Center at nradvise@usu.edu or 435-797-2473 with questions.