Article Number: 15806
NWFA Awards Wood Studies Scholarship
ST. LOUIS, MAY 2, 2019 - Cole Boyer, a high school senior from Tomball High School in Tomball, Texas, has been named the recipient of the 2018 NWFA NERF Wood Studies Scholarship.

This nonrenewable scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is awarded to a current high school senior who will study forestry, or forestry related sciences, in an effort to advance and improve forestry practices for generations to come.

“I’ve had a passion for the outdoors for as long as I can remember,"says Boyer. "As I got older, I became very interested in forestry as a career. After an internship in the industry, I knew forestry was the career path that I wanted to pursue."

Boyer will attend Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas starting this fall to pursue that goal.

The NWFA Education & Research Foundation (NERF) was established to provide industry research and educate future generations of wood flooring professionals. Thanks to the generosity of its members, NWFA has conducted such research as the Life Cycle Analysis of Wood Flooring and awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships since its creation.

To learn more about this scholarship opportunity and others offered, visit

The National Wood Flooring Association is a not-for-profit trade organization, with more than 3,200 member companies worldwide, dedicated to educating consumers, architects, designers, specifiers and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring. NWFA members receive the best in educational training, benefits, technical resources, and networking, to advance their professionalism and success. The NWFA is located at 111 Chesterfield Industrial Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63005, and can be contacted at 800.422.4556 (USA & Canada), 636.519.9663 (local and international), or online at

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