Updated May 16, 2018
Green Industry Scholarships – A list of scholarship resources for those pursuing degrees in horticulture, landscapes, plant science, environmental studies and more. If you would like to add a scholarship, grant or student funding opportunity to this list please contact us. Note that deadlines are approximate and may be subject to change.
American Conifer Society Scholarship – The ACS annually offers a $2,500 scholarship to a worthy candidate pursuing a career in horticulture who has demonstrated an interest in conifers. June deadline. http://conifersociety.org/organization/scholarship-2/
American Floral Endowment Scholarships in Floriculture and Horticulture – Numerous scholarships available to undergraduate as well as graduate students. May 1 deadline. http://endowment.org/scholarships/
Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA) Summit Scholarship – ANCA Summit Scholarships are awarded to senior management staff who demonstrate the greatest need and the potential impact attending the ANCA Summit will have on their position. Deadline is June 1. http://natctr.org/meetings/annual-summit/anca-summit-scholarship.html.
The Bartlett Tree Foundation School Scholarships Program – This program provides scholarship funds annually to participating two-year and four-year college programs. The participating institutions, in accordance with their criteria, select the student recipients. March and October deadlines. http://www.bartletttreefoundation.org/arboriculture-scholarships.cfm
CollegeScholarships.org – A listing of Horticulture Scholarship Options for College Students including agriculture, botany, earth science, horticulture/landscape, plant ecology and more. http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/science/horticulture.htm
Davey Foundation Arbor Grant Application from the Davey Tree Expert Company – Each year, Davey Tree awards $1,000 merit-based scholarships to the best and brightest students in the green industry across the U.S. Students must be enrolled in a 2 or 4-year program that focuses on forestry, urban forestry, arboriculture or “green industry” related field. September deadline. http://www.hort.vt.edu/Documents/ScholarshipDavey.pdf
Dr. Allan Armitage Scholarship – Two and four year science and horticulture students can take their love of plants to a new level of knowledge. This scholarship provided by Dr. Armitage awards a $1,000 towards their education and travel to the California Spring Trials. December deadline. http://www.greenhousegrower.com/dr-armitage-scholarship
Dr. P. Allen Hammer Scholarship from Dümmen Orange: This $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually to one student studying horticulture or floriculture. Candidates must demonstrate accomplishments in horticulture in one of the following areas: academic achievement, community involvement, or leadership. June 15 Deadline. https://na.dummenorange.com/site/en/about-us/dr.-p.-allen-hammer-scholarship.
Garden Club of America Scholarships – The GCA offers 27 merit-based scholarships in 12 areas including botany, conservation, pollinator research, urban forestry and more. Deadlines vary. https://www.gcamerica.org/scholarships
GWA (The Association for Garden Communicators) Scholarships – Awards for college students range from $500 to $1,000. Students must be enrolled in the studies of horticulture, plant science or journalism, with an interest in garden communications. December deadline. https://www.gardenwriters.org/Scholarships
Herb Society of America Grants & Scholarships – Grants & scholarships to support herb education through; elementary school education (in the form of a living herb garden); consumer goods research & development; college students pursuing higher education; and a variety of regional unit scholarships. April and October deadlines. http://www.herbsociety.org/support/grants-scholarships/
Horticultural Research Institute – HRI’s 7 scholarship funds are supported by donors that believe in helping students obtain the education necessary to successfully pursue horticultural careers. September deadline. http://hriresearch.org/HRI/Scholarship/Apply_for_Scholarships.aspx
Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. – Each year, scholarships are awarded by the Foundation to undergraduate students specializing in some phase of FLORICULTURE. March deadline. www.shinodascholarship.org/apply.htm
Landscape Architecture Foundation Scholarships & Fellowships – These awards support new generations of landscape architects. Several undergraduate and graduate awards available. February deadline. lafoundation.org/scholarship.
Luxflora Flourish Funder: Luxflora, a women-led, nonprofit, floriculture organization has established ‘Flourish Funding,’ a program that will support both networking opportunities for women in the floriculture industry, as well as initiatives to promote the usage of flowers in everyday life. The Networking Level Award is $400. July 31 deadline. www.luxflora.org/funding.
Murray Wise Associates Foundation Scholarships – Created and funded to ensure that top students with leadership potential who wish to pursue careers in agriculture can do so. Awards based on scholastic ability; leadership in school, church and community activities; and commitment to agriculture or related fields. Scholarship amounts will vary. March deadline. app.murraywiseassociates.com
Perennial Plant Association Scholarships: Scholarship recipients receive full access to the annual Perennial Plant Symposium including access to all educational sessions, tours, the trade show, and complimentary lodging. Recipients also receive a $1,000 stipend to attend other horticulture industry lectures, tours, events, industry networking opportunities. Students enrolled in a two or four-year program are eligible to apply. February deadline. www.perennialplant.org/index.php/awards/scholarship
Proven Winners® Horticulture Scholarship Program – Scholarships awarded to students enrolled in 4-year universities, community colleges and vocational schools. Categories include Innovations in Plant Breeding, Innovations in Horticultural Marketing, Grower Excellence. April deadline. www.provenwinners.com/scholarship
Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship – Eligible university students pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees in crop-related disciplines may enter to compete for $20,000 in scholarship awards. May deadline. www.syngenta-us.com/scholarships/.
Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund – Created in 1989 by the Southern Nursery Association (SNA), the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is a charitable foundation that provides academic scholarships to students in sixteen southeastern states. May deadline: http://www.sbmsef.org/home.html.
Trees Virginia Scholarships – Includes both professional development and academic scholarships. Trees Virginia strives to enhance the ranks of future urban forestry professionals by providing financial assistance to students studying urban forestry and related curricula at Virginia colleges. November deadline. http://treesvirginia.org/outreach/scholarships.
Udall Undergraduate Scholarships – The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. In 2017, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 60 scholarships of up to $7,000 each. March deadline. http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx
Western Reserve Herb Society Scholarships – A $10,000 scholarship awarded to a student with a good scholastic standing who is an American citizen in need of financial assistance, studying horticulture or related fields such as landscape architecture or horticultural therapy, and career goals involve teaching/research, sustainable local agriculture or work in the public or nonprofit sector. February deadline. http://www.westernreserveherbsociety.org/scholarship-programs/