Green Industry Scholarships

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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.

College or University Awards

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/

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. 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

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 $2,000. 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. May 31 deadlines. 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. http://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. https://lafoundation.org/scholarship/

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.  http://app.murraywiseassociates.com

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 1 deadline.  https://www.provenwinners.com/scholarship

Syngenta Flowers Scholarships – The Glenn Goldsmith Breeding Excellence Scholarship ($7,500 awarded to a student working toward a degree in plant breeding). The Goldsmith Seeds Floriculture Business Advancement Scholarship ($7,500 awarded to a student working toward a degree in ornamental horticulture business). March deadline. http://www.hort.vt.edu/Documents/ScholarshipSyngenta.pdf

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 deadlinehttp://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. April 1 deadline. http://www.westernreserveherbsociety.org/scholarship-programs/