Due to COVID-19, the Olympic Logging Conference will yet again have to postpone its annual conference, and also lose the opportunity to raise money for the Foundation and the scholarships. Despite this setback, we will continue to award scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year.

We keep you, your families and your organizations in our thoughts during this challenging time and we look forward with great anticipation to celebrating a fantastic 75th Olympic Logging Conference with you all in April 2022.

Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

The Olympic Logging Conference Foundation, 501 (c) (3) 81-4466161, is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes including the making of distributions to persons seeking advanced education or organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code.

Scholarship awards may be used for tuition, books and/or room and board for students attending any college, university or vocational/technical school. A minimum $500.00 shall be awarded annually and will be paid directly to the recipient's post-secondary institution.

Criteria

OLYMPIC

  • Current OLC member, child/grandchild of past OLC chair or child of current OLC member. Current OLC member is defined by paid registration membership within the past 5 years. First year attendees are not eligible.
  • Pursuing post-secondary education.
  • Annual application is required. Application must be complete with all supporting documents combined as a single PDF document and submitted electronically. Incomplete and/or do not qualify applicants, will be notified by April 15.
  • Preference may be given to forestry related fields but not exclusively awarded to such candidates.
  • Deadline: Applications must be emailed to scholarship@olcnw.com by April 1 to be considered for award distribution within the upcoming school year. Confirmation of receipt will be emailed.

EVERGREEN

  • Current resident of Pacific NW – Washington, Oregon or Idaho. Applicant must be seeking education and/or training for timber industry related fields.
  • Pursuing post-secondary education.
  • Annual application is required. Application must be complete with all supporting documents combined as a single PDF document and submitted electronically. Incomplete and/or do not qualify applicants, will be notified by April 15.
  • Deadline: Applications must be emailed to scholarship@olcnw.com by April 1 to be considered for award distribution within the upcoming school year. Confirmation of receipt will be emailed.

Download scholarship application form.

Check back in February 2022

The Kevin Worley Memorial was established by Paige Pearson, Nick Worley, Colton Worley and family in memory of their father. We thank them for their generosity in providing funding for this scholarship.

 

Kevin WorleyKevin Worley devoted his entire 38 year career to the timber industry. At the time of his passing, he was owner and president of Forks Fiber Management, Inc.

He was on the board of directors for the Olympic Logging Conference where he served as chairman of the 70th annual conference. He also served as past president of the Washington Trucking Association-Log Truckers Conference, where he was still a member. Kevin was also a long-time member of the Washington Contract Loggers Association.

His passion for the timber industry was exceeded only by his love and commitment to his family and friends. Games of cribbage with his buddies, family card games, golfing adventures, fishing expeditions, watching sporting events and family vacations were what he truly loved.

His children and family want to continue to honor his memory and his love for the timber industry by awarding the Kevin Worley Memorial Scholarship to a deserving student each year.

2021 Scholarships Recipients:

Kevin Worley Memorial Scholarship

Forrest Carbaugh - $1500

  • Forest is a graduate of North River High School and Grays Harbor College.
  • Enrolled at University of Idaho pursuing a Forest Management Degree, graduating in 2022.
  • Currently works on the University of Idaho Experimental Forest. Participates in SAF, trap club, student association of fire ecology, Palouse Life Group.

Evergreen

Matthew Scheuber - $1000

  • Mathew is enrolled at Oregon State University pursuing a dual degree in Forestry and Civil Engineering. Plans on graduating in 2024.
  • Participates in the Forestry Club, Forest Stewards Club, captain of OSU logging sports team.

Natalie Lausche - $750

  • Will graduate in June 2021 from Forks High School. Natalie is also taking courses at Peninsula College and plans to graduate with an AA in 2022.
  • Plans to go on to get a Bachelor’s in Business and return to work for her family at Dahlgren Logging.

OLC Foundation Scholarships

Emily Sirguy - $1250

  • Emily is a graduate of Port Angeles High School and is currently enrolled at the University of Idaho pursuing a degree in Interior Architecture and Design.
  • Active in Campus ministries, Peninsula Rowing Association, SW WA Synod ALYVE Board, Clallam County 4H.

Alexa Martin - $1250

  • Alexa will graduate in June 2021 from WF West High School in Chehalis.
  • Plans to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Medicine.
  • Has been involved in Gymnastics and competitive Cheerleading while working part time.

Kortney Bailey - $1250

  • Kortney is a graduate of Elma High School and attends the Grays Harbor College Nursing Program planning to graduate in June of 2022.
  • Completed a general AA degree in 2020.
  • Currently working as a certified nursing assistant at both at Summit Pacific Medical Center and Providence St. Peters.

Jackson Bowers - $1000

  • Jackson is a graduate of Olympia High School and is enrolled at the University of Washington pursuing a degree in Biochemistry
  • His goal is to become a trauma surgeon

Lacy Mowry - $750

  • Lacy graduated from Elma High School and Grays Harbor College
  • Currently enrolled at the University of Washington pursing a degree in Psychology

Devyn Roth - $750

  • Currently enrolled at Boise State University
  • Pursuing a degree and career in computer science and cyber security