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Many organizations and businesses offer scholarships to study horticulture, gardening, floriculture, landscape design, urban gardening, and many more options in the world of plants! Some scholarships are for formal education at colleges and universities, others are continuing education and certification programs. Check out the offerings below. For scholarships from specific 2- and 4-year educational institutions, visit our Where to Study page. Find your institution of choice and contact them to inquire about scholarship opportunities.

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Agriculture

Agronomy

Arboriculture 

Botany

Conservation

Entomology

Enology

Environmental Science

Floriculture

Forestry

Greenhouse Management

Horticulture

Landscape Architecture/Design

Landscaping

Natural Lands Management

Nursery Operations

Ornamental Horticulture

Plant Science

Plant Pathology

Public Gardens

Soil Science

Turf Grass Management

Viticulture

Find Scholarships by Sponsoring Organization

ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention

American Floral Endowment

American Public Gardens Association

American Society for Enology and Viticulture

American Society for Horticultural Science

AmericanHort

Annie's Homegrown, Inc.

Arborjet

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania

Ball Horticultural Company 

Bartlett Tree Foundation, Inc.

California Landscape Contractors Association Auxillary

California Seed Association

Canadian 🍁 Scholarships

Center for Growing Talent by PMA

Colorado Garden Foundation

Community Foundation Alliance

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association 

Garden Club of America

Garden Communicators International

GIE Media, Inc.

GreenStone Farm and Credit Services

Herb it Forward

Horticulture Research Institute

Idaho Nursery Landscape Association

Illinois Landscape Contractors Association

Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Kern County Farm Bureau

Landscape Architecture Foundation

Longwood Gardens

Maryland Nursery, Landscape and Greenhouse Association, Inc.

Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association, Inc.

Michigan Potato Industry Commission

Michigan State University- Department of Horticulture

mikeroweWORKS Foundation

Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association

Monsanto

Murray Wise Associates, LLC.

National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation

National Corn Growers Association

National FFA

National Garden Clubs

National Horticulture Foundation

Nextiva

New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association

North Carolina State University- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust

Oklahoma State University- Ferguson College of Agriculture 

Ohio Chapter International Society of Arboriculture

Oregon Association of Nurseries

Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association Foundation

Perennial Plant Association Foundation

Perfect Plants

Philadelphia Society for Promoting Horticulture

Proven Winners

Rochester Area Foundation

Saginaw County Farm Bureau

Southern Nursery Association

Syngenta

Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop

Texas A&M University- Department of Horticultural Sciences

Texas Wildlife Association Foundation

TREE Fund

Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association

United States Department of Agriculture

University of Minnesota- College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Sciences

Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association

Wayne County Community Foundation

West Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association

West Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association

Western Colorado Horticultural Society

Western Reserve Herb Society

Williamson College of the Trades

Wisconsin Arborist Association

Scholarships by Area of Study

Agriculture

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Annie’s Homegrown, Inc.

Annie’s Homegrown, Inc. strives to make a positive impact on the food system through the foods they make. Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program supports students who share their mission to leave the planet a better place than they found it through advancing the principles of regenerative agriculture. Applicants should be undergraduate or graduate students studying organic or regenerative agriculture. Learn more about the Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture scholarships.

 

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Conservation Scholarship Program encourages students to pursue conservation related careers. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university in Arkansas. Award amounts are based upon the student’s class standing: freshmen and sophomores receive $1,000 per semester, juniors and seniors are awarded $1,500 per semester, and graduate students are given $2,000 per semester. Scholarships winners can apply for yearly renewal if they continue to meet all eligibility requirements. Learn more about the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Conservation scholarships.

 

Colorado Garden Foundation

The Colorado Garden Foundation is proud to offer scholarships to Colorado residents that are pursuing a career in horticulture or related fields. The proceeds for the scholarship program are generated from the annual Colorado Garden & Home Show and the Colorado Fall Home Show. Applicants must be attending a college or university in Colorado and have the options to apply for a full-ride, ungraduated, or graduate scholarship. Learn more about the Colorado Garden Foundation scholarships.

 

Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA)

The FNGLA is committed to lighting the path for the next generation of Florida Horticulture Industry. They offer a range of scholarships for Florida residents through the National Horticulture Foundation and FNGLA’s chapters. Applicants must be studying horticulture or a related field and apply before the scholarships’ deadlines. Learn more about the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association scholarships.

 

GreenStone Farm and Credit Services

GreenStone Farm and Credit Services believes investing in young people interested in pursuing a career in agriculture is important and essential for the future success of the industry. They award up to $40,000 in scholarships annually to incoming freshman in the amount of $2,000 for those attending a four-year institution and $1,000 to those attending a two-year institution. Learn more about the GreenStone Farm and Credit Services scholarships.

 

Horticulture Research Institute (HRI)

The HRI supports scientific research and students for the advancement of the horticultural industry. They offer seven scholarships for students that are continuing their education in a horticultural related field. Every scholarship has their own requirements; students are encouraged to apply for all that they are eligible for. Learn more about the Horticulture Research Institute scholarships.

 

Illinois Landscape Contractors Association

The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association offers five scholarships to college students studying a horticultural-related program. Related courses of study include Horticulture, Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Botany, Agronomy, Nursery Production, Agriculture, Floral Design, and more. Scholarship awards range from $2,500 to $10,000. Learn more about the Illinois Landscape Contractors Associations’ scholarships.

 

Kern County Farm Bureau

The Kern County Farm Bureau works to protect, promote, and strengthen Kern County’s agricultural interest. They provide students continuing their education in agriculture with scholarship opportunities for housing and tuition costs. Each scholarship has its own list of requirements that students may use to determine their eligibility. Learn more about the Kern County Farm Bureau scholarships.

 

Michigan Potato Industry Commission

The Michigan Potato Industry Commission offers a scholarship for students enrolled full-time at an post-secondary educational institution. Applicants must be studying a major related to agriculture at an accredited Michigan institution. Their $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to students that exceed the scholarship requirements. Learn more about the Michigan Potato Industry Commission Scholarship.

 

Murray Wise Associates, LLC.

The Murray Wise Associates Foundation was created to assist students with the financial cost of college who can help make a difference in agriculture. The Foundation’s purpose is to provide scholarship funds for outstanding students studying agriculture or an agriculturally related area. Applicants should have strong academic credentials and demonstrate leadership qualities. Scholarships from the Murray Wise Foundation are eligible for renewal annually for four years, as long as certain conditions are met. Learn more about the Murray Wise Associates scholarships.

 

National Corn Growers Association (NGCA)

The National Corn Growers Association is committed to broadening educational opportunities and opening doors to students who are passionate to serve rural America and keep family farms thriving. Students applying for scholarships should be undergraduate or graduate students or be enrolled in a technical school or community college. Applicants must be a member or child of an NGCA member and must be pursuing a degree in agriculture or a related field. Learn more about the National Corn Growers Association scholarships.

 

North Carolina State University- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

North Carolina State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers NCSU students more than $1 million in scholarships. The CALS awards $1,000 to $2,000 scholarships and fellowships to over 600 outstanding undergraduate and Agricultural Institute students each year. Scholarships from the CALS are renewable each year, as long as students reach deadline and eligibility requirements. Learn more about the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences scholarships.

 

Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust

The Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust awards 20 individuals a year with the opportunity to research topics in farming, food, horticulture or rural industries. Scholars have the option to travel anywhere in the world for a period of no less than 8 weeks to help further their knowledge and understanding of their chosen research topic. Award recipients must submit a written report to be published and shared at the Annual Nuffield Conference. Learn more about the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust.

 

Oklahoma State University- Ferguson College of Agriculture

Oklahoma State University’s Ferguson College of Agriculture awards over $1.7 million in scholarships to students enrolled in the college. Scholarships are awarded to students based on their academic background, leadership qualities, financial need, and interest in the program. Learn more about the Ferguson College of Agriculture’s scholarships.

 

Rochester Area Foundation

The Rochester Area Foundation offers a scholarship to students growing up in Southeast Minnesota who are committed to sustainability in the field of agriculture and forestry. Students applying for the $5,000 scholarship must have demonstrated leadership and communications skills, be undergraduates in their junior or senior year or graduate students from Southeast Minnesota, and be pursuing a career in the fields of sustainable agriculture or forestry. Learn more about the Rochester Area Foundation Scholarship.

 

Saginaw County Farm Bureau

Saginaw county Farm Bureau offers an annual $1,000 scholarship for students pursuing a degree in an agricultural-related program from a college, university or trade school. Applicants for the Bonnie Vasold Memorial Scholarship must possess a minimum grade point average of a 2.5 and be a Saginaw County resident. Learn more about the Saginaw County Farm Bureau’s Bonnie Vasold Memorial Scholarship.

 

Syngenta

Syngenta is committed to the future of agriculture and the cultivation of the industry’s leaders. Their Accelerating a Generation Syngenta Scholarship is open to students currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a crop-related discipline. Eligible students compete for $20,000 in scholarship awards. Learn more about Syngenta’s Accelerating a Generation Scholarship.

 

Texas Wildlife Association Foundation (TWAF)

The TWAF and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (SALE) work together to fund the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. Scholarships. The Foundation identifies future leaders and supports them while they are getting their education. Applicants must be a Texas resident enrolling in a Texas college or university, demonstrate leadership skills within their community, and participate in activities related to the field of natural resource conservation. Learn more about the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. Scholarship.

 

Wayne County Community Foundation

The Wayne County community Foundation offers the John W. Landis Scholarship for students interested in green careers. Applicants must be Wayne County, Ohio residents and be attending an accredited college or university as a full-time students. Students should also be studying to further their education in agriculture, horticulture, home and farm economics, solid and water conservation, or forestry. Scholarships of $2,700 are available to apply for, for those who meet the criteria. Learn more about the John W. Landis Scholarship.

 

Western Reserve Herb Society

The Western Reserve Herb Society offers a horticulture scholarship for students entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate study. Recipients for this $7,000 scholarship are chosen based on their financial need and career plans in the horticultural field. Preference is given tot hose who demonstrate dedication to horticulture and whose career goals include working in areas like teaching/research, the public or nonprofit sector, or sustainable agriculture. Learn more about the Western Reserve Herb Society’s Horticulture Scholarship.

 

United States Department of Agriculture

The USDA offers many student scholarship opportunities. The scholarships provide undergraduate or graduate students with various supports such as tuition assistance, internships, career development, leadership development, mentoring, and/or grants to support research studies. Learn more about USDA Student Scholarships.

 

University of Minnesota- College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Science

The University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Science awards $1.5 million dollars in scholarships to undergraduate students each year. They offer various scholarships ranging from $500 to $16,000 for either one or multiple years. Scholarships all have different requirements, but applicants should be studying a major listed under the CFANS. Learn more about the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Science’s scholarships.

Agronomy

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Colorado Garden Foundation

The Colorado Garden Foundation is proud to offer scholarships to Colorado residents that are pursuing a career in horticulture or related fields. The proceeds for the scholarship program are generated from the annual Colorado Garden & Home Show and the Colorado Fall Home Show. Applicants must be attending a college or university in Colorado and have the options to apply for a full-ride, ungraduated, or graduate scholarship. Learn more about the Colorado Garden Foundation scholarships.

 

Illinois Landscape Contractors Association

The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association offers five scholarships to college students studying a horticultural-related program. Related courses of study include Horticulture, Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Botany, Agronomy, Nursery Production, Agriculture, Floral Design, and more. Scholarship awards range from $2,500 to $10,000. Learn more about the Illinois Landscape Contractors Associations’ scholarships.

 

Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA)

The Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association is composed of writers, editors, photographers, public relations specialists, industry leaders, manufacturers, and other that are involved in green industry communications. They exchange information regarding issues that affect how they communicate with various audiences. TOCA awards two $2,500 scholarships to undergraduate college students pursuing a career in green industry communications. Applicants must be studying technical communications or a green industry related field. Learn more about the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association scholarships.

 

University of Minnesota- College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Science

The University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Science awards $1.5 million dollars in scholarships to undergraduate students each year. They offer various scholarships ranging from $500 to $16,000 for either one or multiple years. Scholarships all have different requirements, but applicants should be studying a major listed under the CFANS. Learn more about the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Science’s scholarships.

Arboriculture

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American Public Gardens Association (APGA)

The American Public Gardens Association provides scholarship opportunities for those interested in continuing their education in the field of horticulture. They have partnered with other horticultural industry leaders such as The Garden Club of America, Bartlett Tree Experts, the Leichtag Foundation, Kittleman, and Longwood Gardens to fund scholarships that are available for both students and for staff members working in the horticultural industry. Learn more about the American Public Gardens Association’s scholarships.

 

Arborjet

The Arborjet scholarship program awards ten graduating high school seniors each with a $1,000 scholarship to pursue full-time studies in Forestry, Plant Sciences, Horticulture, Entomology, Environmental Science or a related major at an accredited two- or four-year college. Learn more about the Arborjet Taking Root Scholarship Program.

 

Bartlett Tree Foundation, Inc.

The Bartlett Tree Foundation, Inc. provides financial assistance for students of arboriculture, horticulture, forestry, and related disciplines at both two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Bartlett scholarship endowments include over 29 institutions across the U.S. Learn more about Bartlett Tree Foundation Scholarships.

 

Garden Club of America (GCA)

The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines which include medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research. Learn more about the Garden Club of America Scholarships.

 

Ohio Chapter International Society of Arboriculture

The Ohio Chapter International Society of Arboriculture (OCISA) Scholarship Program aims to promote arboriculture within the state of Ohio. The goal of the program is to assist individuals with the financial cost of professional arboricultural development through higher education in the field or through international Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist program. The OCISA offers three different types of scholarships with application deadlines of July 1. Learn more about the Ohio Chapter International Society of Arboriculture Scholarship Program.

 

TREE Fund

The TREE Fund provides funding for scientific research, education programs, and scholarships related to arboriculture and urban forestry. Learn more about TREE Fund scholarships.

 

Wisconsin Arborist Association (WWA)

The WAA provide private and public arboriculture services through research, technology, and education to those in Wisconsin. They work to promote the professional practice of arboriculture to foster a greater awareness of the benefits of trees. They sponsor three scholarships to undergraduate, graduate, and technical school students who are enrolled in an arboriculture or green industry program. Learn more about the Wisconsin Arborist Association scholarships.

Botany

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Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Conservation Scholarship Program encourages students to pursue conservation related careers. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university in Arkansas. Award amounts are based upon the student’s class standing: freshmen and sophomores receive $1,000 per semester, juniors and seniors are awarded $1,500 per semester, and graduate students are given $2,000 per semester. Scholarships winners can apply for yearly renewal if they continue to meet all eligibility requirements. Learn more about the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Conservation scholarships.

 

California Seed Association (CSA)

Annually, CSA offers three $2500 scholarships to qualified students. Acceptable fields of study include, but are not limited to: Agribusiness with an emphasis in Plant Science, Botany, Plant or Seed Physiology, Plant Science and Soil Science. Special interest in the seed industry is a plus. High school graduating seniors, undergraduate and graduate students enrolling or enrolled on a full-time basis in college or universities in the state of California are eligible. Learn more about California Seed Association scholarships.

 

Colorado Garden Foundation

The Colorado Garden Foundation is proud to offer scholarships to Colorado residents that are pursuing a career in horticulture or related fields. The proceeds for the scholarship program are generated from the annual Colorado Garden & Home Show and the Colorado Fall Home Show. Applicants must be attending a college or university in Colorado and have the options to apply for a full-ride, ungraduated, or graduate scholarship. Learn more about the Colorado Garden Foundation scholarships.

 

Community Foundation Alliance

The Community Foundation Alliance offers the Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association Scholarship for students from Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, or Warrick counties in Indiana. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.65 and be planning to major in horticulture, botany, or landscape architecture. Students also must be attending a college or university full-time and demonstrate strong academics. Learn more about the Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association Scholarship.

 

Garden Club of America (GCA)

The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines which include medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research. Learn more about Garden Club of America Scholarships.

 

Illinois Landscape Contractors Association

The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association offers five scholarships to college students studying a horticultural-related program. Related courses of study include Horticulture, Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Botany, Agronomy, Nursery Production, Agriculture, Floral Design, and more. Scholarship awards range from $2,500 to $10,000. Learn more about the Illinois Landscape Contractors Associations’ scholarships.

 

Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN)

The OAN established the Oregon Nurseries Foundation to manage funds contributed by members for scholarship purposes. Scholarships were created for deserving students preparing for careers in ornamental horticulture and related fields. The Foundation offers a range of scholarships that have varying eligibility requirements and award amounts. Students are encouraged to apply for all of the scholarships that they meet the criteria for. Learn more about the Oregon Association of Nurseries scholarships.

 

Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA)

The Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association is composed of writers, editors, photographers, public relations specialists, industry leaders, manufacturers, and other that are involved in green industry communications. They exchange information regarding issues that affect how they communicate with various audiences. TOCA awards two $2,500 scholarships to undergraduate college students pursuing a career in green industry communications. Applicants must be studying technical communications or a green industry related field. Learn more about the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association scholarships.

Conservation

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Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Conservation Scholarship Program encourages students to pursue conservation related careers. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university in Arkansas. Award amounts are based upon the student’s class standing: freshmen and sophomores receive $1,000 per semester, juniors and seniors are awarded $1,500 per semester, and graduate students are given $2,000 per semester. Scholarships winners can apply for yearly renewal if they continue to meet all eligibility requirements. Learn more about the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Conservation scholarships.

 

Garden Club of America (GCA)

The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines which include medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research. Learn more about Garden Club of America Scholarships.

 

Texas Wildlife Association Foundation (TWAF)

The TWAF and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (SALE) work together to fund the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. Scholarships. The Foundation identifies future leaders and supports them while they are getting their education. Applicants must be a Texas resident enrolling in a Texas college or university, demonstrate leadership skills within their community, and participate in activities related to the field of natural resource conservation. Learn more about the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. Scholarship.

 

Wayne Country Community Foundation

The Wayne County community Foundation offers the John W. Landis Scholarship for students interested in green careers. Applicants must be Wayne County, Ohio residents and be attending an accredited college or university as a full-time students. Students should also be studying to further their education in agriculture, horticulture, home and farm economics, solid and water conservation, or forestry. Scholarships of $2,700 are available to apply for, for those who meet the criteria. Learn more about the John W. Landis Scholarship.

Entomology

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Arborjet

The Arborjet scholarship program awards ten graduating high school seniors each with a $1,000 scholarship to pursue full-time studies in Forestry, Plant Sciences, Horticulture, Entomology, Environmental Science or a related major at an accredited two- or four-year college. Learn more about the Arborjet Taking Root Scholarship Program.

 

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Conservation Scholarship Program encourages students to pursue conservation related careers. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university in Arkansas. Award amounts are based upon the student’s class standing: freshmen and sophomores receive $1,000 per semester, juniors and seniors are awarded $1,500 per semester, and graduate students are given $2,000 per semester. Scholarships winners can apply for yearly renewal if they continue to meet all eligibility requirements. Learn more about the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Conservation scholarships.

 

Colorado Garden Foundation

The Colorado Garden Foundation is proud to offer scholarships to Colorado residents that are pursuing a career in horticulture or related fields. The proceeds for the scholarship program are generated from the annual Colorado Garden & Home Show and the Colorado Fall Home Show. Applicants must be attending a college or university in Colorado and have the options to apply for a full-ride, ungraduated, or graduate scholarship. Learn more about the Colorado Garden Foundation scholarships.

 

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The USDA offers many student scholarship opportunities. The scholarships provide undergraduate or graduate students with various supports such as tuition assistance, internships, career development, leadership development, mentoring, and/or grants to support research studies. Learn more about USDA Student Scholarships.

Enology

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American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) 

The ASEV annually awards numerous scholarships to students pursuing a career in enology or viticulture. They offer two scholarship programs: ASEV Traditional Scholarship and ASEV Presidents’ Award for Scholarship in Enology and Viticulture. Both scholarships require applicants to be enrolled in an accredited college or university, studying enology or viticulture, and be a student member of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture. ASEV Presidents’ Award is intended for students that exceed the expectations of the traditional scholarship. Learn more about the American Society for Enology and Viticulture scholarships.

Environmental Science

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Arborjet

The Arborjet scholarship program awards ten graduating high school seniors each with a $1,000 scholarship to pursue full-time studies in Forestry, Plant Sciences, Horticulture, Entomology, Environmental Science or a related major at an accredited two- or four-year college. Learn more about the Arborjet Taking Root Scholarship Program.

 

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Conservation Scholarship Program encourages students to pursue conservation related careers. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university in Arkansas. Award amounts are based upon the student’s class standing: freshmen and sophomores receive $1,000 per semester, juniors and seniors are awarded $1,500 per semester, and graduate students are given $2,000 per semester. Scholarships winners can apply for yearly renewal if they continue to meet all eligibility requirements. Learn more about the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Conservation scholarships.

 

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (ASWP)

The ASWP aims to connect the people of Southwestern Pennsylvania to birds and nature through programs, projects, and places. They offer a $2,500 scholarship to one student for their outstanding individual service and potential in the fields of environmental education and conservation. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior looking to further their study in an environmentally related field from one of the following areas: Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. Learn more about Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania Scholarship.

 

Colorado Garden Foundation

The Colorado Garden Foundation is proud to offer scholarships to Colorado residents that are pursuing a career in horticulture or related fields. The proceeds for the scholarship program are generated from the annual Colorado Garden & Home Show and the Colorado Fall Home Show. Applicants must be attending a college or university in Colorado and have the options to apply for a full-ride, ungraduated, or graduate scholarship. Learn more about the Colorado Garden Foundation scholarships.

 

Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA)

The FNGLA is committed to lighting the path for the next generation of Florida Horticulture Industry. They offer a range of scholarships for Florida residents through the National Horticulture Foundation and FNGLA’s chapters. Applicants must be studying horticulture or a related field and apply before the scholarships’ deadlines. Learn more about the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association scholarships.

 

Garden Club of America (GCA)

The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines which include medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research. Learn more about the Garden Club of America Scholarships.

 

Illinois Landscape Contractors Association

The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association offers five scholarships to college students studying a horticultural-related program. Related courses of study include Horticulture, Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Botany, Agronomy, Nursery Production, Agriculture, Floral Design, and more. Scholarship awards range from $2,500 to $10,000. Learn more about the Illinois Landscape Contractors Associations’ scholarships.

 

National Garden Clubs (NGC)

NGC offers approximately 40 one-year scholarships of $4,000 annually to undergraduate juniors, seniors and graduate students majoring in fields of study related to horticulture and the environment. Applicants must be planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture. Learn more about National Garden Clubs Scholarships.

 

Nextiva

Nextiva is a business communications company that is committed to empowering organizations to manage their communications, productivity, and customer relationships on one platform. Nextiva’s Business Scholarship is open to students who aspire to study fields related to Business or STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). They award select high school junior or senior students $1,000 scholarships. Learn more about Nextiva’s Business Scholarship.

Floriculture

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American Floral Endowment (AFE)

AFE awards scholarships for floriculture and horticulture students, and also provides internship opportunities before graduation. There are more than 20 scholarships awarded annually, and three separate paid internships (with scholarships of up to $6,000) for those interested in commercial production, retail floral operations, and wholesale/distribution channels. Scholarships are intended for sophomore through graduate level college students pursuing degrees in floriculture and horticultural fields only. Learn more about American Floral Endowment Scholarships.

 

Ball Horticultural Company

Ball Horticultural Company is a leading international breeder, producer and distributor of floriculture products. They offer a scholarship through the American Floral Endowment for undergraduate college juniors or seniors pursuing a career in commercial floriculture. Learn more about Ball Horticultural Company’s scholarship.

 

Center for Growing Talent by PMA

The Center for Growing Talent by PMA recognizes that strong leaders are the future of the produce and floral industry. The Tip Murphy Scholarship for Leadership Excellence supports young professionals in the industry by providing them the funding to attend events that develop their leadership skills. The scholarship covers the cost of airfare and registration costs of one of the PMA or CGT programs and events. Learn more about the Tip Murphy Scholarship for Leadership Excellence Scholarship.

 

Colorado Garden Foundation

The Colorado Garden Foundation is proud to offer scholarships to Colorado residents that are pursuing a career in horticulture or related fields. The proceeds for the scholarship program are generated from the annual Colorado Garden & Home Show and the Colorado Fall Home Show. Applicants must be attending a college or university in Colorado and have the options to apply for a full-ride, ungraduated, or graduate scholarship. Learn more about the Colorado Garden Foundation scholarships.

 

Garden Club of America (GCA)

The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines which include medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research. Learn more about Garden Club of America Scholarships.

 

Illinois Landscape Contractors Association

The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association offers five scholarships to college students studying a horticultural-related program. Related courses of study include Horticulture, Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Botany, Agronomy, Nursery Production, Agriculture, Floral Design, and more. Scholarship awards range from $2,500 to $10,000. Learn more about the Illinois Landscape Contractors Associations’ scholarships.

 

Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

The Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships from $1,000 to $5,000 to undergraduate students pursuing a career in floriculture. The Foundation awards scholarships to encourage good students to enter the floriculture field. Students must be enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university and majoring in a degree program related to the field of floriculture to apply. Learn more about the Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation scholarships.

 

National Garden Clubs (NGC)

NGC offers approximately 40 one-year scholarships of $4,000 annually to undergraduate juniors, seniors and graduate students majoring in fields of study related to horticulture and the environment. Applicants must be planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture. Learn more about National Garden Clubs Scholarships.

 

Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN)

The OAN established the Oregon Nurseries Foundation to manage funds contributed by members for scholarship purposes. Scholarships were created for deserving students preparing for careers in ornamental horticulture and related fields. The Foundation offers a range of scholarships that have varying eligibility requirements and award amounts. Students are encouraged to apply for all of the scholarships that they meet the criteria for. Learn more about the Oregon Association of Nurseries scholarships.

 

Perennial Plant Association Foundation

The Perennial Plant Association Foundation provides funding for students to attend the five-day National Perennial Plant Symposium, which includes education sessions, tours and trade shows, complimentary lodging, and a $1,000 stipend. Applicants should be undergraduates studying horticulture or a related field at a two or four-year institution. Students have the opportunity to attend the largest meeting of perennial professionals and network with their peers. Learn more about the Perennial Plant Association Foundation Scholarship.

 

Proven Winners

Proven Winners awards scholarships to horticulture and floriculture students. Scholarships are available both to students in 4-year institutions who are sophomores and above, including graduate students; and to students entering or enrolled in technical schools and community colleges. Ten scholarships are awarded each year. Learn more about Proven Winners Scholarships.

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Arborjet

The Arborjet scholarship program awards ten graduating high school seniors each with a $1,000 scholarship to pursue full-time studies in Forestry, Plant Sciences, Horticulture, Entomology, Environmental Science or a related major at an accredited two- or four-year college. Learn more about the Arborjet Taking Root Scholarship Program.

 

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Conservation Scholarship Program encourages students to pursue conservation related careers. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university in Arkansas. Award amounts are based upon the student’s class standing: freshmen and sophomores receive $1,000 per semester, juniors and seniors are awarded $1,500 per semester, and graduate students are given $2,000 per semester. Scholarships winners can apply for yearly renewal if they continue to meet all eligibility requirements. Learn more about the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Conservation scholarships.

 

Bartlett Tree Foundation, Inc.

The Bartlett Tree Foundation, Inc. provides financial assistance for students of arboriculture, horticulture, forestry, and related disciplines at both two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Bartlett scholarship endowments include over 29 institutions across the U.S. Learn more about Bartlett Tree Foundation Scholarships.

 

Garden Club of America (GCA)

The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines which include medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research. Learn more about Garden Club of America Scholarships.

 

Rochester Area Foundation

The Rochester Area Foundation offers a scholarship to students growing up in Southeast Minnesota who are committed to sustainability in the field of agriculture and forestry. Students applying for the $5,000 scholarship must have demonstrated leadership and communications skills, be undergraduates in their junior or senior year or graduate students from Southeast Minnesota, and be pursuing a career in the fields of sustainable agriculture or forestry. Learn more about the Rochester Area Foundation Scholarship.

 

Texas Wildlife Association Foundation (TWAF)

The TWAF and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (SALE) work together to fund the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. Scholarships. The Foundation identifies future leaders and supports them while they are getting their education. Applicants must be a Texas resident enrolling in a Texas college or university, demonstrate leadership skills within their community, and participate in activities related to the field of natural resource conservation. Learn more about the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. Scholarship.

 

TREE Fund

The TREE Fund provides funding for scientific research, education programs, and scholarships related to arboriculture and urban forestry. Learn more about TREE Fund scholarships.

 

University of Minnesota- College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Science

The University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Science awards $1.5 million dollars in scholarships to undergraduate students each year. They offer various scholarships ranging from $500 to $16,000 for either one or multiple years. Scholarships all have different requirements, but applicants should be studying a major listed under the CFANS. Learn more about the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Science’s scholarships.

 

Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association

The Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association is comprised of professional Christmas tree growers interested in expanding the farming industry by growing and marketing quality trees. Through their support of research and education, they strive to improve the numbers, quality and types of trees available in the tree market. The association offers two $1,000 scholarships to students who are furthering their education at an accredited college or university. Applicants must be rising juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in forestry or horticulture. Learn more about the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association scholarships.

 

Wayne Country Community Foundation

The Wayne County community Foundation offers the John W. Landis Scholarship for students interested in green careers. Applicants must be Wayne County, Ohio residents and be attending an accredited college or university as a full-time students. Students should also be studying to further their education in agriculture, horticulture, home and farm economics, solid and water conservation, or forestry. Scholarships of $2,700 are available to apply for, for those who meet the criteria. Learn more about the John W. Landis Scholarship.

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Garden Club of America (GCA)

The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines which include medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research. Learn more about the Garden Club of America Scholarships.

 

GIE Media, Inc.

Lawn and Landscape, and its parent company, GIE Media, the leading media company serving the lawn and landscape, golf course, nursery, greenhouse and garden center markets, has established the GIE Media’s Horticulture Scholarship Program to support academic scholarships for college students focused on leading in the green industry. Two $2,500 scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding students enrolled at an accredited college or university studying horticulture, environmental science or other field related to the green industry. Learn more about the GIE Media Horticulture scholarships.

 

Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN)

The OAN established the Oregon Nurseries Foundation to manage funds contributed by members for scholarship purposes. Scholarships were created for deserving students preparing for careers in ornamental horticulture and related fields. The Foundation offers a range of scholarships that have varying eligibility requirements and award amounts. Students are encouraged to apply for all of the scholarships that they meet the criteria for. Learn more about the Oregon Association of Nurseries scholarships.

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ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention

ABC Humane Wildlife Control and Prevention recognizes that women are underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. As a woman-owned corporation, they aim to pave the way for other women pursuing careers in STEM. They grant one woman a $1,000 scholarship that may be used for tuition, academic projects, medical expenses, housing, living expenses, transportation, or other education-related costs. Learn more about the ABC Humane Wildlife Control and Prevention Scholarship.

 

American Floral Endowment (AFE)

The American Floral Endowment is a non-profit organization that funds research and scholarships in floriculture and environmental horticulture for the benefit of the horticulture industry. They award more than 20 scholarships annually to both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in horticulture or floriculture. Learn more about the American Floral Endowment’s internship program.

 

American Public Gardens Association (APGA)

The American Public Gardens Association provides scholarship opportunities for those interested in continuing their education in the field of horticulture. They have partnered with other horticultural industry leaders such as The Garden Club of America, Bartlett Tree Experts, the Leichtag Foundation, Kittleman, and Longwood Gardens to fund scholarships that are available for both students and for staff members working in the horticultural industry. Learn more about the American Public Gardens Association’s scholarships.

 

American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS)

The ASHS Scholars Award recognizes and supports scholastic achievement and encourages career development in horticultural science at the undergraduate level. Two annual $1,500 scholarships are awarded to two undergraduate students who display excellence in academic and scholastic performance and are majoring in horticulture at a four-year institution. Learn more about the American Society for Horticultural Science Scholars Award.

 

AmericanHort

The AmericanHort Scholars program helps set students in horticulture on a path to success in the industry. Students are exposed to the horticulture industry, its opportunities, and its leaders. The program offers students beyond-the-classroom experience and aids in their professional development by providing them with education sessions, networking opportunities, and the chance to work with industry mentors. Learn more about the AmericanHort Scholars program.

 

Arborjet

The Arborjet scholarship program awards ten graduating high school seniors each with a $1,000 scholarship to pursue full-time studies in Forestry, Plant Sciences, Horticulture, Entomology, Environmental Science or a related major at an accredited two- or four-year college. Learn more about the Arborjet Taking Root Scholarship Program.

 

Bartlett Tree Foundation, Inc.

The Bartlett Tree Foundation, Inc. provides financial assistance for students of arboriculture, horticulture, forestry, and related disciplines at both two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Bartlett scholarship endowments include over 29 institutions across the U.S. Learn more about Bartlett Tree Foundation Scholarships.

 


California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers 

The CANERS Foundation – the Endowment for Research and Scholarship of the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers – has funded over $1 million in scholarships for students pursuing careers in horticulture. Students who are interested in pursuing an education and career in horticulture to all two year and four year colleges from which a horticulture degree can be obtained are eligible to apply. Learn more about CANERS Foundation scholarships.

 

Colorado Garden Foundation

The Colorado Garden Foundation is proud to offer scholarships to Colorado residents that are pursuing a career in horticulture or related fields. The proceeds for the scholarship program are generated from the annual Colorado Garden & Home Show and the Colorado Fall Home Show. Applicants must be attending a college or university in Colorado and have the options to apply for a full-ride, ungraduated, or graduate scholarship. Learn more about the Colorado Garden Foundation scholarships.

 

Community Foundation Alliance

The Community Foundation Alliance offers the Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association Scholarship for students from Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, or Warrick counties in Indiana. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.65 and be planning to major in horticulture, botany, or landscape architecture. Students also must be attending a college or university full-time and demonstrate strong academics. Learn more about the Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association Scholarship.

 

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties support and partner with nonprofit organizations that address the most pressing needs and bring positive change to their community. The Milton J. Boone Horticultural Scholarship is open to students from Palm Beach or Martin County who are planning to attend an accredited college or university. Applicants must be enrolled full-time and pursuing a degree in horticulture. Learn more about the Milton J. Boone Horticultural Scholarship.

 

Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA)

The FNGLA is committed to lighting the path for the next generation of Florida Horticulture Industry. They offer a range of scholarships for Florida residents through the National Horticulture Foundation and FNGLA’s chapters. Applicants must be studying horticulture or a related field and apply before the scholarships’ deadlines. Learn more about the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association scholarships.

 

Garden Club of America (GCA)

The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines which include medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research. Learn more about the Garden Club of America Scholarships.

 

Garden Communicators International

GardenComm is committed to provide financial assistance to students and emerging professionals who are pursuing a career in horticultural communications through academic scholarships. Academic scholarships range from $500 to $1,000 per student and include a full year membership to GardenComm. Students applying must be enrolled at either a community college or technical school or a college or university. They must also be studying horticulture, plant science, or journalism with an interest in garden communications. Learn more about the Garden Communicators International scholarships.

 

GIE Media, Inc.

Lawn and Landscape, and its parent company, GIE Media, the leading media company serving the lawn and landscape, golf course, nursery, greenhouse and garden center markets, has established the GIE Media’s Horticulture Scholarship Program to support academic scholarships for college students focused on leading in the green industry. Two $2,500 scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding students enrolled at an accredited college or university studying horticulture, environmental science or other field related to the green industry. Learn more about the GIE Media Horticulture scholarships.

 

Herb it Forward

Herb it Forward Scholarship’s mission is to help provide financial assistance to students who grew up in a challenge environment, but still have an optimistic spirit, a desire to help others, and a passions to giving back to their community. Applicants must be residents of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or the Greater Philadelphia Area and be between the ages of 17-25, attending their first year of college or vocational school. Learn more about the Herb it Forward Scholarship.

 

Horticulture Research Institute (HRI)

The HRI supports scientific research and students for the advancement of the horticultural industry. They offer seven scholarships for students that are continuing their education in a horticultural related field. Every scholarship has their own requirements; students are encouraged to apply for all that they are eligible for. Learn more about the Horticulture Research Institute scholarships.

 

Illinois Landscape Contractors Association

The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association offers five scholarships to college students studying a horticultural-related program. Related courses of study include Horticulture, Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Botany, Agronomy, Nursery Production, Agriculture, Floral Design, and more. Scholarship awards range from $2,500 to $10,000. Learn more about the Illinois Landscape Contractors Associations’ scholarships.

 

Longwood Gardens

The Longwood Gardens Fellows program is a 13-month, residential learning experience designed for those who have a passion to lead in a public horticulture environment. Learn more about the Longwood Gardens Fellows Program.

The Longwood Gardens Professional Horticulture program is a two-year tuition-free program offered every year to 8–10 individuals who have obtained at least a high school diploma and have at least one year’s paid horticultural work experience. Learn more about the Longwood Gardens Professional Horticulture Program.

 

Michigan State University- Department of Horticulture

Michigan State University’s Department of Horticulture awards 25-30 scholarships annually to the University’s students who are studying Horticulture. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $5,000. Applicants are chosen based on academic performance, career interests, leadership qualities, job experience, and financial need. Learn more about Michigan State University’s Department of Horticulture’s scholarships.

 

mikeroweWORKS Foundation

The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that rewards people with a passion to get trained for skilled jobs that actually exist. As CEO of the Foundation, Mike Rowe spends a significant amount of time speaking about the country’s dysfunctional relationship with work, highlighting the widening skills gap, and challenging the persistent belief that a four-year degree is automatically the best path for the most people. Through its scholarship programs, including the Work Ethic Scholarship Program, the Foundation provides financial assistance to qualified individuals with a desire to learn a skill that is in demand. The Foundation has been instrumental in granting more than $3 million in education for trade schools across the country. Learn more about mikeroweWORKS Foundation scholarships.

 

Monsanto

Monsanto is a global modern agriculture company that develops products and tools to help farmers around the word grow crops while using resources more efficiently. Monsanto is committed to recognizing high achieving underrepresented students pursuing degrees in agriculture and STEM related fields through their scholarship program. They offer scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled at colleges or universities in agriculture related programs. Learn more about the Monsanto scholarships.

 

National FFA

National FFA scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation and are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans. More than 1,800 scholarships are available - some of which do not require membership in FFA. Learn more about National FFA Scholarships.

 

National Garden Clubs (NGC)

NGC offers approximately 40 one-year scholarships of $4,000 annually to undergraduate juniors, seniors and graduate students majoring in fields of study related to horticulture and the environment. Applicants must be planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture. Learn more about National Garden Clubs Scholarships.

 

Nextiva

Nextiva is a business communications company that is committed to empowering organizations to manage their communications, productivity, and customer relationships on one platform. Nextiva’s Business Scholarship is open to students who aspire to study fields related to Business or STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). They award select high school junior or senior students $1,000 scholarships. Learn more about Nextiva’s Business Scholarship.

 

Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust

The Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust awards 20 individuals a year with the opportunity to research topics in farming, food, horticulture or rural industries. Scholars have the option to travel anywhere in the world for a period of no less than 8 weeks to help further their knowledge and understanding of their chosen research topic. Award recipients must submit a written report to be published and shared at the Annual Nuffield Conference. Learn more about the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust.

 

Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN)

The OAN established the Oregon Nurseries Foundation to manage funds contributed by members for scholarship purposes. Scholarships were created for deserving students preparing for careers in ornamental horticulture and related fields. The Foundation offers a range of scholarships that have varying eligibility requirements and award amounts. Students are encouraged to apply for all of the scholarships that they meet the criteria for. Learn more about the Oregon Association of Nurseries scholarships.

 

Perfect Plants

Perfect Plants is serious about plants and providing the best products and information to their customers. They know how important it is to cultivate further interest and education in horticulture. Students applying for this $1,000 scholarship must be enrolled in a full or part-time course of study in horticulture or a related field. Applicants should have strong academic background and a passion for horticulture. Learn more about the Perfect Plants Scholarship.

 

Philadelphia Society for Promoting Horticulture

PSPA offers The Fred Winter Memorial Award for Excellence in Horticulture, a $2,500 scholarship, which will be given to a full-time student majoring in Horticulture with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must provide evidence of acceptance to graduate school or employment in the horticulture industry. Learn more about The Fred Winter Memorial Award for Excellence in Horticulture.

 

Proven Winners

Proven Winners awards scholarships to horticulture and floriculture students. Scholarships are available both to students in 4-year institutions who are sophomores and above, including graduate students; and to students entering or enrolled in technical schools and community colleges. Ten scholarships are awarded each year. Learn more about Proven Winners Scholarships.

 

Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop

The Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together solid, passionate individuals in order to discuss topics related to turning humanity into an interstellar species. Each year they offer deserving students scholarships who are continuing their education. Applicants must be an undergraduate or a graduate students studying science, technology, engineering or math. Learn more about the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop scholarships.

 

Texas A&M University- Department of Horticultural Sciences

Texas A&M University’s Department of Horticultural Sciences awards 30-40 scholarships to the University’s students who are majoring in Horticulture. Applications are reviewed for academic performance, career interests, leadership qualities, jobs experience and financial need. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $5,000. Learn more about the Department of Horticultural Sciences scholarships.

 

Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) 

The Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association is composed of writers, editors, photographers, public relations specialists, industry leaders, manufacturers, and other that are involved in green industry communications. They exchange information regarding issues that affect how they communicate with various audiences. TOCA awards two $2,500 scholarships to undergraduate college students pursuing a career in green industry communications. Applicants must be studying technical communications or a green industry related field. Learn more about the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association scholarships.

 

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The USDA offers many student scholarship opportunities. The scholarships provide undergraduate or graduate students with various supports such as tuition assistance, internships, career development, leadership development, mentoring, and/or grants to support research studies. Learn more about the USDA Student Scholarships.

 

University of Minnesota- College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Science

The University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Science awards $1.5 million dollars in scholarships to undergraduate students each year. They offer various scholarships ranging from $500 to $16,000 for either one or multiple years. Scholarships all have different requirements, but applicants should be studying a major listed under the CFANS. Learn more about the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Science’s scholarships.

 

Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association

The Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association is comprised of professional Christmas tree growers interested in expanding the farming industry by growing and marketing quality trees. Through their support of research and education, they strive to improve the numbers, quality and types of trees available in the tree market. The association offers two $1,000 scholarships to students who are furthering their education at an accredited college or university. Applicants must be rising juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in forestry or horticulture. Learn more about the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association scholarships.

 

Wayne County Community Foundation

The Wayne County Community Foundation offers the John W. Landis Scholarship for students interested in green careers. Applicants must be Wayne County, Ohio residents and be attending an accredited college or university as a full-time students. Students should also be studying to further their education in agriculture, horticulture, home and farm economics, solid and water conservation, or forestry. Scholarships of $2,700 are available to apply for, for those who meet the criteria. Learn more about the John W. Landis Scholarship.

 

West Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association

The West Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association Fund provides scholarship awards to local college students interested in studying horticulture. Up to three scholarships are awarded annually, totaling up to $3,000. Applicants must be residents of Ottawa, Kent, Oceana, Newaygo, Muskegon, Mason and Allegan Counties in Michigan. Learn more about the West Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association Fund’s scholarships.  

 

Western Colorado Horticultural Society

The Western Colorado Horticultural Society has a role in providing opportunities to share fruit growing and marketing information with growers, marketers, government officials, and the public. The Society funds up to a $1,000 scholarship for a student from Western Colorado who is interested in pursuing a career in horticulture related industry. Students applying for the scholarship must enrolled in a horticultural related degree or certificate program, be a permanent Colorado resident, and demonstrate their scholastic ability. Learn more about the Western Colorado Horticultural Society Scholarship.

 

Western Reserve Herb Society 

The Western Reserve Herb Society offers a horticulture scholarship for students entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate study. Recipients for this $7,000 scholarship are chosen based on their financial need and career plans in the horticultural field. Preference is given tot hose who demonstrate dedication to horticulture and whose career goals include working in areas like teaching/research, the public or nonprofit sector, or sustainable agriculture. Learn more about the Western Reserve Herb Society’s Horticulture Scholarship.

 

Williamson College of the Trades

At Williamson College of the Trades (Penn.) all students attend on full scholarships that cover tuition, room, and board. Admission is open to all qualifying young men, but special consideration is given to those who come from families of financial need and would otherwise not be able to further their education. With approximately 100 students offered admissions, the Horticulture, Landscaping & Turf Management program accepts approximately 16 students each year. Learn more about Williamson College of the Trades Scholarships.

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Colorado Garden Foundation

The Colorado Garden Foundation is proud to offer scholarships to Colorado residents that are pursuing a career in horticulture or related fields. The proceeds for the scholarship program are generated from the annual Colorado Garden & Home Show and the Colorado Fall Home Show. Applicants must be attending a college or university in Colorado and have the options to apply for a full-ride, ungraduated, or graduate scholarship. Learn more about the Colorado Garden Foundation scholarships.

 

Community Foundation Alliance

The Community Foundation Alliance offers the Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association Scholarship for students from Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, or Warrick counties in Indiana. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.65 and be planning to major in horticulture, botany, or landscape architecture. Students also must be attending a college or university full-time and demonstrate strong academics. Learn more about the Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association Scholarship.

 

Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA)

The FNGLA is committed to lighting the path for the next generation of Florida Horticulture Industry. They offer a range of scholarships for Florida residents through the National Horticulture Foundation and FNGLA’s chapters. Applicants must be studying horticulture or a related field and apply before the scholarships’ deadlines. Learn more about the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association scholarships.

 

Garden Club of America (GCA)

The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines which include medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research. Learn more about Garden Club of America Scholarships.

 

Horticulture Research Institute (HRI)

The HRI supports scientific research and students for the advancement of the horticultural industry. They offer seven scholarships for students that are continuing their education in a horticultural related field. Every scholarship has their own requirements; students are encouraged to apply for all that they are eligible for. Learn more about the Horticulture Research Institute scholarships.

 

Illinois Landscape Contractors Association

The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association offers five scholarships to college students studying a horticultural-related program. Related courses of study include Horticulture, Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Botany, Agronomy, Nursery Production, Agriculture, Floral Design, and more. Scholarship awards range from $2,500 to $10,000. Learn more about the Illinois Landscape Contractors Associations’ scholarships.

 

Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF)

LAF’s work is in designing landscape solutions that are fundamental to creating an alternate future. The LAF offers over $90,000 in education awards through 13 different scholarships and fellowships. Eligible candidates must be undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at colleges or universities in the U.S. and Canada, studying landscape design/architecture. Students are encouraged to apply for all scholarships that they meet the criteria for. Learn more about the Landscape Architecture Foundation scholarships.

 

Maryland Nursery, Landscape and Greenhouse Association, Inc. (MNGLA)

The MNGLA supports, promotes, and provides services to group members in the horticulture industry. They offer three $5,000 scholarships to promote and provide for the future success of Maryland’s green industry. Applicants must be pursuing an education in the field of landscape/ornamental horticulture and be enrolled in a horticulture or landscape architecture degree program at a college or university. Learn more about the Maryland Nursery, Landscape and Greenhouse Association scholarships.

 

National Garden Clubs (NGC)

NGC offers approximately 40 one-year scholarships of $4,000 annually to undergraduate juniors, seniors and graduate students majoring in fields of study related to horticulture and the environment. Applicants must be planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture. Learn more about National Garden Clubs Scholarships.

 

Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN)

The OAN established the Oregon Nurseries Foundation to manage funds contributed by members for scholarship purposes. Scholarships were created for deserving students preparing for careers in ornamental horticulture and related fields. The Foundation offers a range of scholarships that have varying eligibility requirements and award amounts. Students are encouraged to apply for all of the scholarships that they meet the criteria for. Learn more about the Oregon Association of Nurseries scholarships.

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Garden Clubs of America (GCA)

The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines which include medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research. Learn more about the Garden Club of America Scholarships.

 

Texas Wildlife Association Foundation (TWAF)

The TWAF and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (SALE) work together to fund the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. Scholarships. The Foundation identifies future leaders and supports them while they are getting their education. Applicants must be a Texas resident enrolling in a Texas college or university, demonstrate leadership skills within their community, and participate in activities related to the field of natural resource conservation. Learn more about the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. Scholarship.

Nursery Operations

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Colorado Garden Foundation

The Colorado Garden Foundation is proud to offer scholarships to Colorado residents that are pursuing a career in horticulture or related fields. The proceeds for the scholarship program are generated from the annual Colorado Garden & Home Show and the Colorado Fall Home Show. Applicants must be attending a college or university in Colorado and have the options to apply for a full-ride, ungraduated, or graduate scholarship. Learn more about the Colorado Garden Foundation scholarships.

 

Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA)

The FNGLA is committed to lighting the path for the next generation of Florida Horticulture Industry. They offer a range of scholarships for Florida residents through the National Horticulture Foundation and FNGLA’s chapters. Applicants must be studying horticulture or a related field and apply before the scholarships’ deadlines. Learn more about the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association scholarships.

 

GIE Media, Inc.

Lawn and Landscape, and its parent company, GIE Media, the leading media company serving the lawn and landscape, golf course, nursery, greenhouse and garden center markets, has established the GIE Media’s Horticulture Scholarship Program to support academic scholarships for college students focused on leading in the green industry. Two $2,500 scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding students enrolled at an accredited college or university studying horticulture, environmental science or other field related to the green industry. Learn more about the GIE Media Horticulture scholarships.

 

Horticulture Research Institute (HRI)

The HRI supports scientific research and students for the advancement of the horticultural industry. They offer seven scholarships for students that are continuing their education in a horticultural related field. Every scholarship has their own requirements; students are encouraged to apply for all that they are eligible for. Learn more about the Horticulture Research Institute scholarships.

 

Illinois Landscape Contractors Association

The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association offers five scholarships to college students studying a horticultural-related program. Related courses of study include Horticulture, Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Botany, Agronomy, Nursery Production, Agriculture, Floral Design, and more. Scholarship awards range from $2,500 to $10,000. Learn more about the Illinois Landscape Contractors Associations’ scholarships.

Ornamental Horticulture

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Garden Club of America (GCA)

The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines which include medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research. Learn more about the Garden Club of America Scholarships.

 

Maryland Nursery, Landscape and Greenhouse Association, Inc. (MNGLA)

The MNGLA supports, promotes, and provides services to group members in the horticulture industry. They offer three $5,000 scholarships to promote and provide for the future success of Maryland’s green industry. Applicants must be pursuing an education in the field of landscape/ornamental horticulture and be enrolled in a horticulture or landscape architecture degree program at a college or university. Learn more about the Maryland Nursery, Landscape and Greenhouse Association scholarships.

 

Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN)

The OAN established the Oregon Nurseries Foundation to manage funds contributed by members for scholarship purposes. Scholarships were created for deserving students preparing for careers in ornamental horticulture and related fields. The Foundation offers a range of scholarships that have varying eligibility requirements and award amounts. Students are encouraged to apply for all of the scholarships that they meet the criteria for. Learn more about the Oregon Association of Nurseries scholarships.

Plant Pathology

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Garden Club of America (GCA)

The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines which include medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research. Learn more about the Garden Club of America Scholarships.

 

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The USDA offers many student scholarship opportunities. The scholarships provide undergraduate or graduate students with various supports such as tuition assistance, internships, career development, leadership development, mentoring, and/or grants to support research studies. Learn more about the USDA Student Scholarships.

Plant Science

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Arborjet

The Arborjet scholarship program awards ten graduating high school seniors each with a $1,000 scholarship to pursue full-time studies in Forestry, Plant Sciences, Horticulture, Entomology, Environmental Science or a related major at an accredited two- or four-year college. Learn more about the Arborjet Taking Root Scholarship Program.

 

California Seed Association (CSA)

Annually, CSA offers three $2500 scholarships to qualified students. Acceptable fields of study include, but are not limited to: Agribusiness with an emphasis in Plant Science, Botany, Plant or Seed Physiology, Plant Science and Soil Science. Special interest in the seed industry is a plus. High school graduating seniors, undergraduate and graduate students enrolling or enrolled on a full-time basis in college or universities in the state of California are eligible. Learn more about California Seed Association scholarships.

 

Colorado Garden Foundation

The Colorado Garden Foundation is proud to offer scholarships to Colorado residents that are pursuing a career in horticulture or related fields. The proceeds for the scholarship program are generated from the annual Colorado Garden & Home Show and the Colorado Fall Home Show. Applicants must be attending a college or university in Colorado and have the options to apply for a full-ride, ungraduated, or graduate scholarship. Learn more about the Colorado Garden Foundation scholarships.

 

Garden Club of America (GCA)

The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines which include medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research. Learn more about the Garden Club of America Scholarships.

 

Garden Communicators International

GardenComm is committed to provide financial assistance to students and emerging professionals who are pursuing a career in horticultural communications through academic scholarships. Academic scholarships range from $500 to $1,000 per student and include a full year membership to GardenComm. Students applying must be enrolled at either a community college or technical school or a college or university. They must also be studying horticulture, plant science, or journalism with an interest in garden communications. Learn more about the Garden Communicators International scholarships.

 

Illinois Landscape Contractors Association

The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association offers five scholarships to college students studying a horticultural-related program. Related courses of study include Horticulture, Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Botany, Agronomy, Nursery Production, Agriculture, Floral Design, and more. Scholarship awards range from $2,500 to $10,000. Learn more about the Illinois Landscape Contractors Associations’ scholarships.

 

Nextiva

Nextiva is a business communications company that is committed to empowering organizations to manage their communications, productivity, and customer relationships on one platform. Nextiva’s Business Scholarship is open to students who aspire to study fields related to Business or STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). They award select high school junior or senior students $1,000 scholarships. Learn more about Nextiva’s Business Scholarship.

 

Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) 

The Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association is composed of writers, editors, photographers, public relations specialists, industry leaders, manufacturers, and other that are involved in green industry communications. They exchange information regarding issues that affect how they communicate with various audiences. TOCA awards two $2,500 scholarships to undergraduate college students pursuing a career in green industry communications. Applicants must be studying technical communications or a green industry related field. Learn more about the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association scholarships.

Public Gardens

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American Public Gardens Association (APGA)

The American Public Gardens Association provides scholarship opportunities for those interested in continuing their education in the field of horticulture. They have partnered with other horticultural industry leaders such as The Garden Club of America, Bartlett Tree Experts, the Leichtag Foundation, Kittleman, and Longwood Gardens to fund scholarships that are available for both students and for staff members working in the horticultural industry. Learn more about the American Public Gardens Association’s scholarships.

 

Garden Club of America (GCA)

The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines which include medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research. Learn more about the Garden Club of America Scholarships.

 

Longwood Gardens

The Longwood Gardens Fellows program is a 13-month, residential learning experience designed for those who have a passion to lead in a public horticulture environment. Learn more about the Longwood Gardens Fellows Program.

The Longwood Gardens Professional Gardener program is a two-year tuition-free program offered every year to 8–10 individuals who have obtained at least a high school diploma and have at least one year’s paid horticultural work experience. Learn more about the Longwood Gardens Professional Gardener Program.

 

National Garden Clubs (NGC)

NGC offers approximately 40 one-year scholarships of $4,000 annually to undergraduate juniors, seniors and graduate students majoring in fields of study related to horticulture and the environment. Applicants must be planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture. Learn more about National Garden Clubs Scholarships.

 

Soil Science

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California Seed Association (CSA)

Annually, CSA offers three $2500 scholarships to qualified students. Acceptable fields of study include, but are not limited to: Agribusiness with an emphasis in Plant Science, Botany, Plant or Seed Physiology, Plant Science and Soil Science. Special interest in the seed industry is a plus. High school graduating seniors, undergraduate and graduate students enrolling or enrolled on a full-time basis in college or universities in the state of California are eligible. Learn more about California Seed Association scholarships.

Turf Grass Management

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GIE Media, Inc.

Lawn and Landscape, and its parent company, GIE Media, the leading media company serving the lawn and landscape, golf course, nursery, greenhouse and garden center markets, has established the GIE Media’s Horticulture Scholarship Program to support academic scholarships for college students focused on leading in the green industry. Two $2,500 scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding students enrolled at an accredited college or university studying horticulture, environmental science or other field related to the green industry. Learn more about the GIE Media Horticulture scholarships.

 

Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN)

The OAN established the Oregon Nurseries Foundation to manage funds contributed by members for scholarship purposes. Scholarships were created for deserving students preparing for careers in ornamental horticulture and related fields. The Foundation offers a range of scholarships that have varying eligibility requirements and award amounts. Students are encouraged to apply for all of the scholarships that they meet the criteria for. Learn more about the Oregon Association of Nurseries scholarships.

 

Williamson College of the Trades

At Williamson College of the Trades (Penn.) all students attend on full scholarships that cover tuition, room, and board. Admission is open to all qualifying young men, but special consideration is given to those who come from families of financial need and would otherwise not be able to further their education. With approximately 100 students offered admissions, the Horticulture, Landscaping & Turf Management program accepts approximately 16 students each year. Learn more about Williamson College of the Trades Scholarships.

Viticulture

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American Society for Enology and Viticulture

The ASEV annually awards numerous scholarships to students pursuing a career in enology or viticulture. They offer two scholarship programs: ASEV Traditional Scholarship and ASEV Presidents’ Award for Scholarship in Enology and Viticulture. Both scholarships require applicants to be enrolled in an accredited college or university, studying enology or viticulture, and be a student member of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture. ASEV Presidents’ Award is intended for students that exceed the expectations of the traditional scholarship. Learn more about the American Society for Enology and Viticulture scholarships.