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Horticulture

Scholarships

Several scholarships are available to horticulture and prospective horticulture students, including, but not limited to, those offered by the following organizations:


Mukilteo Way Garden Club

The Mukilteo Way Garden Club is offering two Horticulture Scholarships of $1,000 for 2020-21 academic classes in horticulture and related fields at an accredited college or trade school in the state of Washington. Applications and more information are available at www.mwgc.org or by request Mukilteo Way Garden Club, PO Box 1361, Mukilteo, WA 98275. Application Deadline: May 30, 2020.


Monroe Garden Club Scholarship Award

The Monroe Garden Club offers a $2,000 scholarship each year to a current year graduating high school senior, college student or individual planning a career in the horticultural field. First consideration will be given to applicants from the Monroe, Sultan, Snohomish, Duvall and neighboring areas. Selection of the recipient is based on the following criteria:

  • Interest in horticulture , floral design, landscape design, botany, earth sciences or related field
  • Participation in a horticultural program at the high school, college or technical school level
  • Activities and achievements in school and community

The recipient may attend any accredited community college, university, Voc Tech or trade school. Scholarship applications are available in the Hort Office and in the classrooms. Return the completed application accompanied by a short essay (no more than 400 words) describing why you have chosen a career in horticulture or a related field, your career goals and why you should receive a scholarship. Also include two sealed letters of recommendation, one from a school staff member and one from a community member. 

Completed applications, essays and letters must be returned by April 1 to Monroe Garden Club, c/o Linda Conway, 29202 Old Pipeline Rd., Monroe, WA

Applicants will be contacted by mid-April to arrange a brief interview with the scholarship committee.

For questions please contact Linda Conway, 360.793.1829 or email at linda4travel@hotmail.com 


Bruce Briggs Memorial Scholarship to Attend International Plant Propagator Society Western Region Annual Meeting

The Bruce Briggs Memorial Scholarship is given each year to college and/or university students who are studying plant propagation and demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing propagation as a career. The scholarship pays for students to attend the annual International Plant Propagators Society Annual Meeting held in the Western Region. Both the registration fee (includes most meals) and shared accommodations are covered by the scholarship. Travel costs are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

The meeting will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Bellingham, WA June 23 to 27, 2020. Please note you will need valid proof of citizenship and ID to cross the Canada/US Border for scheduled tours. A passport, passport card or NEXUS card all serve as proof of both citizenship and identification.

An added benefit of the award is one year membership to IPPS. Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible for a second scholarship.

To Apply:

The deadline to apply for Bruce Briggs Memorial Scholarship is March 15, 2020. More information about IPPS and an application form can be downloaded from the IPPS website at www.ipps.org. Completed applications can be mailed to: 

Laurie Rogers-Roach, Kraemer's Nursery, Inc. PO Box 930, Mt. Angel, OR 97362. Email: laurie@kniusa.com Phone: 503.845.5482.


2020 NORTHWEST ORCHID SOCIETY (NWOS) RESEARCH AWARD

Each year the NW Orchid Society offers funding for student research projects related to orchids (typically about $1,000). Open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in certified institutions of higher education in WA, OR and Idaho.

Proposals are judged on the basis of experimental/research quality and must have some direct relationship to orchids (examples: conservation biology, orchid relationships with and/or adaptation to the environment, pollination biology, propagation and tissue culture). This year's deadline for receipt of proposals is April 26; awards will be announced in mid-May.

Award recipients must agree to give a short presentation about the project at a NWOS meeting in Seattle OR submit a brief report describing the research outcome at the end of the grant period (one year). A presentation is preferred.

Each award will be made in two payments: Half when awarded, and half when the project is completed. A travel stipend may be available - please ask about this when your research is nearing completion.

Submission requirements:

  • By April 26, submit a one to three-page proposal outlining the nature of the research, research plans and procedures, the availability of necessary equipment and supplies, and a simple budget describing how the money will be used.
  • Be sure to include contact information: email address, snail mail address and a phone number. Also, please indicate if you anticipate being able to present your findings at an NWOS meeting. (Meets the second Monday of each month September - June).
  • A curriculum vitae is optional.
  • The student's supervising professor MUST submit a letter of support. The application will not be submitted without this letter.

Submit to:

For questions by email or phone, call or email Kathy Murray at 425.257.0583 or kandmmurray@frontier.com.

May mail proposal to: Kathy Murray, NWOS Scholarship Chair, 4124 Cliff Dr., Everett, WA 98203


FRAN WARD WOMEN IN ARBORICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Fran Ward Women in Arboriculture Scholarship Program, established by the Penn-Del Chapter of ISA, provides financial support for university and college students through scholarships to foster a greater appreciation of shade trees and promote the science and practice of professional arboriculture women.

Scholarships are $5,000 each. The award is non-renewable, but can be applied for annually. Awards may only be applied to tuition expense. Applicants may not request scholarships greater than the anticipated amount of tuition expense for the academic year in which the grants will be paid.

The following criteria must be met to qualify:

  • Female;
  • Returning to the second year of a two-year program or at least the second year of a four-year program at an accredited college or university and be currently enrolled in a major, minor, option or program of arboriculture, horticulture, forestry, urban forestry or related field;
  • 2.5 GPA minimum;
  • Preference will be given to students from, living or studying in Pennsylvania or Delaware.

Application Process:

  • TREE Fund will accept applications only between January 15 and March 15, 2020.
  • To apply, send an email containing a brief (no more than 100 words) introduction of yourself (e.g. name, school, year expected graduation date, and applicable work information) to treefund@treefund.org.
  • TREE Fund staff will confirm eligibility for consideration, and if you qualify, will send you a numbered application form for your use.
  • You may apply for more than one TREE Fund Scholarship on a single application form.

Applications Forms Must Include:

  • Educational standing and enrollment status;
  • History of scholarships and extracurricular activities;
  • Essay describing your reasons for pursuing your chosen career, your goals and objectives, and why you should be chosen for this scholarship (absolute maximum 1000 words);
  • Current transcript;
  • Two letters of recommendation or contact information for people who will provide them (one must be from an academic advisor)

Recommendations for scholarship awards will be presented to the TREE Fund Board of Trustees in May 2020, and will be announced within two weeks of their decision. Please see TREEfund.org for more information about the TREE Fund and the Fran Ward Women in Arboriculture Scholarship Program.


WASHINGTON STATE NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION (WSNLA) SCHOLARSHIP

The WSNLA Scholarship & Research Charitable Fund applications are open and due February 28, 2020. WSNLA's mission is to support the success of its members by serving, promoting, representing and educating the horticultural community of Washington State.

Information about the WSNLA Scholarship and Charitable Research Fund, and to submit applications and criteria: info@wsnla.org/ www.wsnla.org

Qualifications for Scholarship:

  • Student must be pursuing a major in the horticulture industry;
  • Student must plan to or be attending a Northwest accredited educational institution;
  • Student must demonstrate academic success.

Qualifications for Charitable Research:

  • Student must be providing research for the horticulture industry;
  • Student must be a researcher for a Northwest accredited institution;
  • Student must agree to share research results with the professional horticulture industry.

Applications Must Include:

  • Completed application form (available on WSNLA website);
  • Statement of intent;
  • At least two letters of reference (for scholarship only)

Application Deadline:

February 28, 2020

Questions and Contact Information:

WSNLA Research and Charitable Fund. 34400 Pacific Hwy S Ste 2 Federal Way, WA 98003

800,672.1771 FAX: 253.661.6058 info@wsnla.org


ALDERWOOD GARDEN CLUB*

The Alderwood Garden Club encourages members to attend monthly meetings held the first Thursday of the month and to participate in club fund-raisers (the proceeds from these events is returned to the community.

The club also offers an annual Scholarship to a qualified candidate pursuing a certificate or degree in a Horticulture-related field.

Alderwood Garden Club members also host in-home monthly horticulture related study groups and tours of member’s gardens. We welcome anyone with an interest in gardening.

For additional information, call Gail Reidy, 425.743.6654.


EDMONDS IN BLOOM SCHOLARSHIP

Edmonds in Bloom aims to unite residents, organizations, and businesses of Edmonds by celebrating and showcasing gardens and floral displays, supporting horticulture education, and creating a vibrant and colorful place to live, work, and visit. Thanks to donations from Edmonds in Bloom this scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in the Horticulture Program who intend to pursue a professional career in the field. Each scholarship will be for $1,500 to use for tuition, fees, and books.

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in the horticulture program
  • Applicant must have a cumulative 2.5 or higher
  • Applicant must not be enrolled in the Running Start program for the upcoming academic year

The scholarship application closes on March 18, 2019.  


DORYS L. ALKIRE HORTICULTURE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP*

The Dorys L. Alkire Horticulture Endowed Scholarship was set-up in memory of Dorys L. Alkire by her three children in 1998. Dorys loved the outdoors, gardens and her plants. She also worked as a volunteer for the Arboretum Foundation for many years. Education was also extremely important to Dorys and her husband, ensuring that their three children and six grandchildren had access to education. The Dorys L. Alkire Horticulture Endowed Scholarship combines two of her loves: education and horticulture.

The recipients of the Alkire award are chosen by evidence of previous academic achievement, financial need, and future goals.


FLORETUM GARDEN CLUB OF EDMONDS

Floretum Garden Club of Edmonds each year offers scholarships to high school graduates, community college students or individuals who plan to pursue a career a horticulture field. The scholarship recipients may attend any community college, college, technical school or university in Washington State during the year following the award.

Selection is based on the following criteria:

  • Interest in horticulture, landscape design, botany, forestry, or a related field.
  • Financial need
  • Legal residency
  • Activities and achievements in school and community

Funds will be deposited in the financial office of the institution selected by the award recipients and may be applied toward tuition, books, and other school fees.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact: Joyce Johnson H 425.774.7865, W 425.431.5252, email: joycejohnson310@comcast.net.


HODGSON'S ENDOWED HORTICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP*

The Hodgson’s Endowed Horticulture Scholarship was set up by Maude Hodgson and her late husband, Ed. Both have been longtime supporters of Edmonds College and passionate about gardening, particularly chrysanthemums. The scholarship combines two of their great loves and continues to support students in the Horticulture Department. They also opened the Edmond Floral and Garden Center, which is now the Edmonds Conference Center.


LAKESHORE GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

The Lakeshore Garden Club has been gardening at the north end of Lake Washington in the Seattle Metro area for more than 90 years.  This scholarship is for students enrolled in the Horticulture Program who intend to pursue a professional career in the field.

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in the horticulture program
  • Applicant must have a cumulative 2.5 or higher
  • Applicant must not be enrolled in the Running Start program for the upcoming academic year

The scholarship application closes on March 18, 2019


LANDRY FAMILY HORTICULTURE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP*

The Landry Family Horticulture Endowed Scholarship was set-up by the Landry Family who owns and operates Sky Nursery. Sky Nursery was started in 1943 by the founding Landry family which has been passed down to its second generation.

The Landry Horticulture Scholarship helps provide an opportunity for a second year student or students with work experience in the Horticulture field to continue their education.


MUKILTEO WAY GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

The Mukilteo Way Garden Club is pleased to offer its annual Horticulture Scholarship to be used for 2019-2020 academic classes at an accredited college or trade school in the state of Washington.  High school seniors, college students, anyone currently working in horticulture and related fields or those interested in beginning a new path into those fields are eligible.  Classes must be in horticulture or horticulture-related fields and may be taken in pursuit of a degree as well as for augmenting career goals.

Applications are available at www.mwgc.org or by request  at Mukilteo Way Gardent Club, PO Box 1361, Mukilteo, WA 98275.

The  scholarship application closes on May 31, 2019. 


NORTHWEST PERENNIAL ALLIANCE (NPA)

In 1984, a group of Seattle gardeners passionate about gardening in the Northwest formed the Northwest Perennial Alliance. NPA was patterned after the Hardy Plant Society of Great Britain, with free garden tours, lectures, plant sales and a seed exchange.

Today NPA is one of the largest nonprofit gardening organizations in Washington, with members from Snohomish to Olympia and beyond. With its huge Open Gardens program and network of neighborhood garden groups, NPA is the best way to meet other gardeners, and learn more about perennials and hardy plants that will survive and thrive in our climate.

NPA also maintains the NPA Border, the famous perennial garden at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. This beautiful display garden is their gift to the community, and offers one-of-a-kind learning opportunities for NPA members through classes, workshops and volunteer crews.

The NPA has a strong commitment to helping students build a career in horticulture, awarding scholarships to matriculated students pursuing education in horticulture, botany, landscape design, landscape architecture or environmental science.

To apply for a scholarship download an application, or contact the Scholarship Chair


POULSBO GARDEN CLUB

The Poulsbo Gareden Club was organized as a group in 1997 and has run continuously since that time. Our membership continues to grow as word gets out to the community. Currently PGC has approximately 50 members. We are incorporated as a non-profit corporation and are members of the Cross Sound District of Garden Clubs and subsequently are part of the National Federation of Garden Clubs of the United States.

Our mission statement is as follows: "To create a wider knowledge of plants & flowers; to create & stimulate a general interest in gardening; to promote civic beauty & roadside improvements; and to organize exhibitions that shall be educational and inspirational."

The Grants Committee selects appropriate recipients from the applications received each year. We offer both Project and Educational funds from monies received during yearly fundraisers in the North Kitsap community. Recipient eligibility is based on any resident of or employee working in the North Kitsap Community. We would love to have applicants that are currently in or plan to enroll in a horticultural program as long as the applicant has some connection to North Kitsap.

Questions about the application process:  Call Janice 697.3277 or Shari 697.5553.


SNOHOMISH COUNTY MASTER GARDENER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation (SCMGF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide committed support for the Snohomish County Master Gardener Program through community service, educational outreach, and fundraising.

One way of providing access to educational opportunities is through the SCMGF Scholarship of $2000 awarded to a Snohomish County resident enrolled in or entering a Washington State college or university to study horticulture. The recipient is determined by the Scholarship Committee of the Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation based on the criteria listed below.

Qualifications:

  • Accepted by a recognized accredited college/university
  • Planning a course of study in horticultural, botanical or strongly related fields

The application and application cover sheet and more detailed information can be found on the SCMGF website:  snomgf.org

 The deadline for submission to the Snohomish County committee is February 28, 2019.


TEUFEL NURSERY SCHOLARSHIP*

Teufel Landscape is a nationally recognized leader for large-scale commercial property landscaping in the Pacific Northwest.

Teufel Nursery established this scholarship in support of student success and the pursuit of studies in Horticulture at Edmonds College.

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in the horticulture program
  • Applicant must have a cumulative 2.5 or higher
  • Applicant must not be enrolled in the Running Start program for the upcoming academic year

The scholarship application closes on March 18, 2019


WALT BUBELIS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP*

The Walt Bubelis Endowed Scholarship pays tribute to Walt’s distinguished career of 50 years with the Horticulture Department at Edmonds College. As the founding faculty member, Walt played a pivotal role in developing the horticulture curriculum, program structure, and ultimate creation of the undisputed premiere horticulture program in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to crafting a first class program, his impact on individual lives has been profound. Walt’s former students have gone on to become influential in the Horticulture field themselves, serving in leadership capacities of all major horticulture professional associations.

Walt’s retirement provided us with the opportunity to show him just how deeply he has touched the lives of his students and colleagues. To honor his many accomplishments, the department, in partnership with the College Foundation, established the Walt Bubelis Endowed Horticulture Scholarship to ensure that Walt’s legacy of supporting student success is kept alive long after his retirement in 2010.


WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION OF LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS (WALP)

WALP was founded in 1984 by a group of landscape professionals who wanted to define professionalism, develop educational program, and evoke legislative representation on the issues pertinent to the landscape industry.

WALP is a non-profit organization of landscape professionals dedicated to providing opportunities that promote professionalism, integrity, and education to a thriving membership within the Green Industry and the communities served.

Since its inception, the WALP Education Foundation has funded educational excellence by awarding scholarships to students of the Green Industry. These future leaders will define the standards of professionalism and use their education to meet future challenges of the Industry.

Two scholarships are awarded each year to students who are enrolled in a technical or community college offering a landscape/horticulture program. High school seniors planning on attending a college program are also eligible. Scholarships are based on merit and/or need. Candidates are evaluated on academic standing, industry and school involvement, leadership potential, and financial need.

The application can be completed on the WALP website: WALP.org


WOODINVILE GARDEN CLUB

The Woodinville Garden Club is a community organization united by an inherent love of gardening. Our mission is to offer enrichment through learning about horticulture, participating in civic beautification, and enjoying friendship as we pursue these activities. The club was founded in 1984 and maintains a membership of 50 active members. We are affiliated with the Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs. We are a non- profit community organization.

General Information

Proceeds from our fund-raisers (plant sales and garden tours) provide for club operations and many civic projects which have included:

  • Community beautification
  • $20,000 contribution to the Wilmont Park
  • Georgia Gerber bronze statue at DeYoung Park
  • Planting at the Northshore Adult Day Center
  • Two annual scholarships
  • Youth gardening
  • World gardening

For information about joining WGC, please contact the membership chairman

Membership@woodinvillegardenclub.org

Scholarship: The scholarship must be used at a two- or four-year accredited college or university or an accredited trade school within the academic year following receipt of the scholarship. It may be used for tuition and/or fees.

For further information, please email Scholarships@woodinvillegardenclub.org


WASHINGTON STATE NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION (WSNLA) SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH CHARITABLE FUND (WSNLA)

The WSNLA Scholarship & Research Charitable Fund supports the success of its members by serving, promoting, representing and educating the Washington State horticultural community.

The following selection criteria is utilized when reviewing applications and selecting recipients.

  • Must submit a completed application, statement of intent and at least two letters of reference by the deadline
  • Must be pursuing a major in the horticultural industry
  • Must plan to be or be attending a Northwest accredited educational institution
  • Must demonstrate academic success

The application deadline is February 28, 2019


*Horticulture Scholarships and others are available through the College Foundation.