PA Heartland Horticulture Scholarship

            The Pennsylvania Heartland Unit of The Herb Society of America, a group dedicated to studying and actively sharing horticulture history and exploring herb use, is pleased to offer one   scholarship this year.  The Unit will be awarding one $1,500.00 scholarship.  This scholarship will be awarded to one student active within the field of horticulture or a related study.  It will be awarded to a student living in the Heartland area, which includes: Berks, Montgomery, Chester, York, Schuylkill, Lancaster, Dauphin, Columbia, Lehigh and Lebanon counties.  Applicants must be third or fourth year students in the study of horticulture or a related field.

The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:

  1. Full time student entering his/her sophomore, junior or senior year in horticulture or related fields which include  agricultural sciences, botany, agronomy, environmental sciences and sustainability studies, consideration will also be given to a full time graduate student.
  2. Two references: one college advisor or professor, and one person of student’s choice.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to send in the references with application.

  • The most current official college transcript must be sent with the application. In lieu of available grades, Masters Students must provide proof of enrollment.  If available most current transcript from that program should be provided.
  • Essay: Why did you choose the field of horticulture or related field and what do you plan to do with your education in the future?
  • Applicants may reapply the following year.

All applications must be received by April 1, 2023.

Please make additional copies of application materials as needed.  If you have further questions please call:

Jeannette Lanshe (484)645-0053 email:

Winnie Hayik (610) 689-5842

Visit our Heartland Unit website at:

Application Form

Reference Form