Dan Hilger Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded in memory of Dan Hilger, an employee of Bighorn Logging, who
loved his family and working in the woods, and who died of a heart attack at age 34. Bighorn
Logging held fundraisers for 18 years to contribute to a college fund for Dan’s four children. Now
that the youngest is in college, Bighorn Logging is supporting a scholarship in Dan’s memory to
help other students who would like to pursue a career in forestry. The scholarship award is
$2,500 payable over two years for students enrolled in a two year degree program or $5,000
payable over four years for students enrolled in a four year degree program.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Acceptance at, intent or eligibility to enroll in, or documentation of enrollment in a two or four-
    year forestry college degree program in the United States.
  • US Citizen or eligible noncitizen who resides in or graduated from High School/Home
    School in Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, Washington or Yamhill County, Oregon.
  • Financial need.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or other evidence of good academic standing.

Download Application Here

All applications are due by April 15th each year to:
Banks Community Foundation
P.O. Box 355
Banks OR 97106

The Foundation reserves the right to process only those applications found to be complete as of
the deadline date.

Please contact Denise Dethlefs, 503-324-2422, if you have any questions.