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There are many scholarships available to undergraduate students in the Department of Horticulture and the College of Agricultural Sciences. There is now one online application used to apply for all of these scholarships. The application is open October 1st and is due no later than February 15th.
Awarded to a major in horticulture. Preference given to those studying some aspect of pomology or vegetable production.
This $1000 award is available to an OSU or LBCC student who has declared a major in botany, horticulture, or plant science. They must have successfully completed at least 24 college credits and have demonstrated interest and involvement in activities relevant to the goals of Benton County Master Gardeners.
This scholarship is for an undergraduate in horticulture exhibiting financial need.
The scholarship honors Tom Cook, a former faculty member of the OSU Department of Horticulture who oversaw the turf management program. A scholarship given to undergraduate students studying in the turf management program.
Award to a junior or senior full-time student intending to enter fresh fruit and vegetable industry in an area between production and marketing. The award is based on sincerity of purpose, character, leadership, scholastic record, and financial need.
A 1-3 term tuition scholarship (in-state) awarded annually in the summer to students who will be graduating during the next school year. Eligible students must be pursuing careers as golf course superintendents, have significant practical experience at golf courses, and demonstrate a commitment to the industry via activities in and out of classes and involvement with Turf Club and turf projects at the Lewis-Brown Farm. Academic performance and financial need are secondary considerations.
Honors a Jackson County High School graduate who will be a junior, senior, or graduate student to further his or her education in a plant-related field (includes all horticulture options). Requirements: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Requires two letters of recommendation, one from an instructor, and also an interview (by phone if needed) with the Jackson County Master Gardener Scholarship Committee.
Available to students in ornamental horticulture on the basis of financial need and scholarship.
Jane Kerr Platt Memorial Awards available to honor Jane Kerr Platt whose garden in west Portland is an extraordinary collection of unusual plant materials. Selection based on academic achievement and financial need, and interest in landscape design, propagation, and/or use of native plant materials. Must be a graduate of a U.S. high school.
A scholarship for an Oregon resident sophomore or upper division student majoring in production or landscape horticulture. Awarded on the basis of excellence in scholarship, personal qualifications and financial need. U.S. citizenship required.
Awarded to a junior or senior horticulture major. To receive this award, a junior must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or above, and a senior must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. Must be a full-time student.
A $500 award for a full-time junior, senior, or graduate student. First consideration given to applicants from Central Oregon. Preference given to members of the Ornamental and Landscape Club who have a connection to the Extension program (4-H or internship).
A scholarship with a preference for students studying ornamental or nursery plants. Based on financial need and academic achievement. Must be an Oregon resident.
An award of varying amount given to a sophomore, junior or senior horticulture major selected by the Department of Horticulture faculty.
A $1000 scholarship funded by the Willamette Valley Vineyards. The recipient must be enrolled full-time, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and be studying viticulture. Can be awarded to a graduate student.
The scholarship commemorates the life of Florence A. Winger, who had a lifelong interest in horticulture. A scholarship given to full time students pursuing a degree in agricultural science with an emphasis in horticulture. Students shall maintain a 3.5 GPA. Financial need shall be a criterion of this award.
Recipients will be undergraduate and/or graduate student studying in the turf management program carrying a 3.25 GPA or above within the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Students are to be selected in accordance with the University's policies and procedures for awarding scholarships and fellowships.
This scholarship is for a student enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences with a preference for those who are studying therapeutic horticulture and have demonstrated financial need. When applicable, this scholarship will go to the same student annually, as long as they are studying therapeutic horticulture and in good standing with the university. Recipients are to be selected in accordance with the University's policies and procedures for awarding scholarships and fellowships.
The College of Agricultural Sciences administers a number of scholarships available to agriculture majors. Listed below are those specially open to horticulture majors.
Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in agriculture or home economics (rotates each year between colleges). Leadership skills, academic achievement, experience in Extension-related activities, career goal in Extension Service.
Based on need, leadership and character.
Sophomore who has graduated from an Oregon high school with demonstrated financial need and personal contribution to educational expenses.
Undergraduate or graduate student. Intended for a dependent of an Oregon grass seed grower. GPA: 2.5 or better for undergraduates; 3.0 or better for graduates. Preference given to crop and soil science majors.
Undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated academic achievement and the desire to pursue a career in agriculture.
For graduates of Oregon's Benton County high schools. Based on need and/or scholastic merit.
Based on financial need and 2.5 or better cumulative GPA.
Recipient selected by donor.
Sophomore student who has demonstrated financial need and personal contribution to education expenses.
Sophomore, junior, or senior student who is well-rounded in leadership, scholarship and career objectives, minimum 2.5 GPA.
Recipient selected by donor.
Use the linked application forms in the scholarship descriptions to apply for the following scholarships and determine the application due dates:
Annie's Homegrown, is the maker of natural and organic mac & cheese, and a dedicated sustainability supporter. The Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship program will award $50,000 in scholarship assistance each year to some very deserving students.
Annie's believes healthy farms are the foundation for healthy foods (which help make healthy people!), so it is proud to support the next generation of sustainability stewards. Apply online.
The American Society for Enology and Viticulture annually awards numerous scholarships to students pursuing a degree in enology, viticulture, or in a curriculum emphasizing a science basic to the wine and grape industry.
Two annual scholarships in the amount of $1500 will be given to each of two undergraduate students majoring in horticulture at a four-year institution of higher education who meet the criteria listed below:
1. An undergraduate student of any class standing at the time of the application.
2. Registered as full-time student (minimum 10 credit hours) and actively pursuing a degree in horticulture.
3. Excellence in academic and scholastic performance in the major (an area of horticulture) and supporting areas of science.
4. Participation in extracurricular activities, leadership, and research activities relating to horticulture.
5. Participation in university and community service.
6. Demonstrate commitment to the horticulture profession and related career fields.
7. Related horticultural experiences.
Applicants must be nominated by their chair/department head in which they are majors, but only one applicant per department may be nominated. Deadline is February 1. More information.
The new Brighter Blooms Nursery Scholarship is a privately funded scholarship. The winning student receives $500 to be applied for school expenses like tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board. Applicants are asked to submit a two-page essay on a past experience in landscaping, horticulture, or the outdoors. Apply online.
Established by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) through their former National Arborist Foundation, these scholarships are funded by annual gifts from TCIA and its member's individual donations. The annual scholarship program provides up to four scholarships of $3,000 each for college students studying arboriculture, urban forestry or a related field with the intention of entering the profession of arboriculture.
Students interested in this scholarship must complete their application and submit reference letters by May 1. Apply online.
Numerous scholarships are available. Apply online
Selection criteria for this program includes academic excellence, work experience, extracurricular activities and potential to become a leading professional in the golf course management industry. These scholarships range from $500 to $6,000. Applicants must be enrolled in a recognized undergraduate program in a major field related to turf management, have completed at least 24 credit hours or the equivalent of one year of full-time study in the appropriate major, and be a member of GCSAA. The annual deadline is June 1. For application materials, please contact Amanda Howard, employment administrator, at (800) 472-7878 ext. 4424
The golf course management profession is the basis of this contest. This program awards scholarships totaling $4,500 to applicants who are undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in turfgrass science, agronomy or any other field related to golf course management. The original essays should be seven to 12 pages in length. The winning essay may be featured in the online version of GCM. The annual deadline is March 31. For application materials, contact Amanda Howard, employment administrator, at (800) 472-7878 ext. 4424.
Awards range from $1000 to $3000. Must be of Hispanic heritage, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have earned at least 15 undergraduate college credits with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Based on financial need and academic achievement. Apply online.
For a student pursuing a career in a field related to horticulture, landscaping, or environmental studies. For more information visit http://www.lawncare.net/scholarship/.
$3500 awarded to encourage study of horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city planning, land management and allied subjects. Only one applicant per state; 34 advanced annual scholarships. Apply online.
A $750 scholarship awarded annually in the fall to students pursuing careers in the turf industry. Preference is given to students with strong academic records, a history of industry involvement, and potential to become industry leaders. Applications arrive at the Department of Horticulture office in early spring and must be submitted to the NTA by April. Recipients are notified in late spring.
Several scholarships are offered, with the intent to encourage students to enter into and complete their academic studies in ornamental horticulture, and then to enter the nursery industry as qualified employees of fellow nursery professionals. Personal interviews may be conducted prior to final selection by Oregon Nurserymen's Foundation Committee. More information.
A $500+ scholarship awarded to students of junior standing or higher pursuing careers as golf course superintendents. Preference is given to students with strong academic records and extensive golf course work experience. It also helps if you are a student member of OGCSA and have worked for a member of the organization. Selection is made by a committee of OGCSA members.
Two or more scholarships awarded to undergraduate students in horticulture or related fields. Preference is given to horticulture majors. Recipients selected by the Oregon Horticultural Society Scholarship Committee. Apply online.
Scholarships for freshmen, sophomores or juniors in horticulture, agricultural and resource economics, and crop science. Award is based on interest in agriculture, the Oregon Seed Association, and a high level of academic achievement. Departments select qualified candidates who in turn are interviewed by the Oregon Seed Association Scholarship Committee. Scholarship applications available from the Advising Center of the OSU Crop and Soil Science Department.
$1800 scholarship awards to women who are U.S. citizens, residents of Benton County, over the age of 25 at application deadline date and who will attend OSU and carry at least 8 credits per term. Principal criteria are financial need and merit. Apply online.
For students with an interest/experience in the vegetable industry. Eligible applicants must be high school graduates planning to attend an institution of higher education (university, college, or technical program), current undergraduates, or graduate students. This scholarship is renewable for one additional year. This scholarship can be used in any area of study, with preference given in the following order: 1. Members (and immediate family) in Agriculture 2. Non Members - General agriculture 3. Members – Other areas of interest 4. Non Members - Other areas of interest. Application may be found on www.pnva.org. For more information and an application, contact: Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association, 100 N. Fruitland, Suite B, Kennewick, WA 99336, 509/585-5460, FAX: 509/585-2671, E-mail: email@example.com. Applications are due April 30th.
SAFE annually awards scholarships to students who are planning a career in the sports turf industry. Since its inception, the SAFE Foundation has presented more then $150,000 in scholarships and travel to the STMA Conference and Exhibition to more than 75 students. Apply online.
A $2,000 John Wright Memorial Scholarship is available for high school seniors and returning college students interested in a career in arboriculture. Established in 2008 by the Wright Tree Service, the intent of this award is to enable undergraduate-level students to attend college without accumulating burdensome debt.
Deadline for applications is June 15. Apply online.
The Washington Wine Industry Foundation is offering four sets of scholarships totaling more than $13,000 for students interested in viticulture or enology. All scholarships must be postmarked by November 30 and are available to high school seniors up to those seeking advanced degrees.
This $1,500 scholarship was established for students who are residents of Benton, Yakima or Klickitat counties. The scholarship was created by industry members dedicated to promoting education of grape growing and wine production.
These scholarships range from $500 - $2,000 and was established in 1997 by the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers in honor of Dr. Clore’s grape research and lifetime achievements in the field of viticulture and enology.
Includes six scholarships between $500 and $2,000 to students with a demonstrated financial need. The scholarship was established by family and friends of John Farmer, a prominent and much loved and respected wine grape grower.
This is a $3,000 scholarship awarded to a student studying in Washington. Established by Preston Premium Wines and Preston Vineyard. Bill Preston was a visionary in the wine industry and was repeatedly recognized for his achievements, including being the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wine Grape Growers Association and the first inductee to the Legends of Washington Hall of Fame. Applications must be postmarked by November 30. More information.
Three $1,000 scholarships awarded to undergraduates and graduate students in vegetable production or general agriculture. Preference given also to members or immediate family members of the Association. Apply online.
Scholarships for students studying landscaping at an institution with an accredited PLANET Professional Landcare Network Curriculum and/or with a PLANET Student Chapter Membership. More information and apply online.
This $1000 award was established in 1988-89 by the Multnomah Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. It is awarded annually to sophomore and higher students majoring in horticulture.
Majoring in a degree program related to the field of floriculture and intending to work in some area of commercial floriculture in the United States. Apply online.
To provide financial assistance to deserving students from Linn County who are enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences at OSU.
To qualify, students must major or minor in technical communications or a green industry related field such as horticulture, plant sciences, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, etc. The applicant also must demonstrate an interest in using this course of study in the field of communications. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or above and a 3.0 in the major area of study (based on a 4.0 scale). Students enrolled in the fall of 2006 can apply for the scholarship. Eligibility, as determined by the TOCA Board of Directors, extends to two and four year program students attending institutions that offer turf management curriculums. More information and apply online.
NUMBER OF AWARDS: Up to 33
PURPOSE OF AWARD: The CCOF Foundation gives grants to higher education and vocational students pursuing organic agriculture programs to help with tuition and educational expenses.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be enrolled in educational programs in the United States that will benefit their careers in organic agriculture, including vocational training/certificate programs, junior college/two-year degree programs, and bachelor’s/four-year undergraduate degrees. Graduate studies are not eligible for grant funding. Applicants’ financial need is taken into account for grant decisions.
DEADLINE: Applications open April 2. Deadline is May 15.
HOW TO APPLY: Applications for vocational and higher education grants must be submitted through an online application software hosted by our funding partner the UNFI Foundation. View the application instructions.