Student Opportunities

Virtual Career Fair

Exhibitors and sponsors of the 2021 Virtual IC are invited to participate in this year’s first ever job fair and career-focused programming. Join our young professionals and students as we connect them with pioneering companies in the industry with networking events designed to showcase their up-and-coming talents!

Virtual Career Fair Schedule

Tuesday, June 15

Interactive Panel Discussion with hiring professionals for job seekers to sharpen resume and interview skills.

Wednesday, June 16

All Sponsors are invited to participate in the FPS Sponsors Showcase where job seekers and students can come to learn more about your company and future opportunities. This can be done through a live presentation or a pre-recorded video.


Thursday, June 17

Scheduled Company Visits- FPS facilitated virtual appointments to connect company hiring professionals with job seekers and students.

Student Poster Competition

The Student Poster Competition will be held during the
2021 Virtual IC on June 15-17, 2021.

Please submit your Student Poster Presentation abstract by March 15, 2021.

Complete the Call for Abstracts form and be sure to select the "Student Poster Presentation" option when submitting the abstract to ensure it is included in this year's competition.

The award for this year's competition will be: 

  • First Place: $500

  • Second Place: $300

  • Third Place: $200

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Student Scholarships

Student scholarships will include complimentary student registration to attend the FPS International Conference and an one-year student membership (or renewal) in FPS. 


Student scholarship recipients must submit an abstract and present at the IC.

Recipient responsibilities include being willing to serve as a student assistant during the 2021 virtual FPS IC as needed. 


If you are a student interested in applying for a scholarship, please download the 2021 Student Scholarship Application and email it to


Deadline for applications is April 30, 2021.

Wood Award

The Wood Award recognizes and honors outstanding graduate student research conducted in the field of wood and wood products. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize.

Deadline to submit is Apri 14, 2021. Visit the Awards page for more information.