Scholarships from GROWMARK Foundation and more

Maryland Grain Producers

New this year, the Maryland Grain Producers and the National Corn Growers Association are combining their scholarship application process. This will allow our grain members to apply for multiple scholarships at once!
Applications are due January 31, 2022.
Learn more: Maryland Grain Producers and the National Corn Growers Association

Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers

The Mid Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers (MACCA) has established a scholarship program, that will award up to two deserving students with scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each ($500 for each semester) enrolled in an agronomy related program at an accredited junior college or university. Up to one year after college graduation, recipients will have the opportunity to take the CCA Exam, free of cost.
Applications must be received by Friday, February 18, 2022.
Learn more: Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers

GROWMARK Foundation

To help students with the financial aspect of pursuing their passion for agriculture, the GROWMARK Foundation is once again offering its scholarship program for students in the United States and Ontario, Canada. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to fifteen individuals who are pursuing two or four-year degrees or trade school certification in an agriculture-related field.
Applications are due April 14, 2022.
Learn more: GROWMARK Foundation

Milton Garden Club High School Scholarship

The Milton Garden Club is now accepting applications for the Milton Garden Club High School Scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded is based on the number of qualified applicants.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Applicants must be graduating high school seniors pursuing post-secondary education and legal residents of Sussex County, Delaware.

CRITERIA:

  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the study of landscape or ornamental horticulture; plant science including sustainable landscapes, production horticulture, plant pathology, plant biology and genetics, soils and environmental quality; landscape design and architecture; agribusiness marketing and management or another similar related field.
  • Applicants will be judged on the following criteria:
    • 1. Financial need
    • 2. Scholastic Achievement
    • 3. Community service, leadership and activities in and out of school
    • 4. Application appearance, organization and completeness

The application deadline is APRIL 1, 2022.

Download the application package here.

Scholarships Available: Delaware Equine Council Foundation

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

The Delaware Equine Council Foundation (DECF) will award a $1500 scholarship to one or more individuals who meet the required criteria. Must be a U.S. citizen, or a legal resident alien, and a Delaware resident or DEC member (may join during the application process). Must be enrolled and in good standing at an agricultural or equine course of study or related field, or a veterinary or vet tech program in the United States and have completed, or are about to complete, one full semester.

Link to the scholarship application form:  https://delawareequinecouncil.org/scholarships.php#apply

The deadline for accepting applications for scholarships awarded by the Delaware Equine Council Foundation (DECF) is January 31, 2022.

Plastino Scholars

Looking for a way to bring your academic, social justice, or personal passions to life? University of Delaware students are encouraged to apply for a David A. Plastino Scholar Award, a study grant that provides funds that make a transformational difference in the lives of selected Plastino Scholars by enabling them to pursue a passionate interest to a degree not otherwise possible during the academic year.

The Plastino Scholars Program was established in 2007 by a gift from UD alumnus David A. Plastino to help outstanding UD undergraduate students realize their dreams by supporting them in self-designed, off-campus learning experiences that create a difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

The program awards study grants to selected undergraduate students who exhibit extraordinary talent, promise, and imagination. Any undergraduate student may apply provided that, at the time of application, he or she is enrolled for at least twelve semester hours and has not completed more than five semesters. For the 2022 Plastino Scholar cycle only, graduating seniors may apply so long as their Plastino experience is completed before the end of 2022.

Applicants must submit a 250-word abstract, a project narrative of no more than 5,000 words, two letters of recommendation, and a detailed project budget by 5 p.m. on Dec. 10, 2021. Students can visit the program website to watch a PowerPoint introduction, begin their application and learn more: https://www.cas.udel.edu/plastino-scholars

Scholarships Available from the Horticultural Research Institute

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) will grant up over $25,000 in scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year.

These scholarships are made possible by nine endowed funds that aid students who are seeking a lifelong career in horticulture. HRI and its donor firms consider graduating students in horticulture to be the lifeblood of the green industry. Applications are due no later than September 10, 2021.

• The Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow Jr. Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a resident of CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, or VT
• The Spring Meadow Scholarship is awarded to students who are interested in a career in woody plant propagation, production, or breeding
• The Mugget Scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to work in any aspect of the horticultural industry
• The Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a resident of MD, VA, or WV
• The Gunter Mecking Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to work in any aspect of the horticultural industry
• The Wright Family of Alabama Scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to work in the horticultural industry, with preference given to Alabama students pursuing greenhouse careers

Scholarship applications are due no later than September 10, 2021 and may be accessed on HRI’s website at https://www.hriresearch.org/scholarship-application-and-resources.

 

Milton Garden Club Scholarship

The Milton Garden Club is now accepting applications for the Milton Garden Club Post-Secondary Student Scholarship for full-time students attending colleges or universities in the State of Delaware including University of Delaware, Delaware State University and Delaware Technical & Community College.  The number of scholarships awarded is based on the number of qualified applicants.

 ELIGIBILITY:

  • Applicants must be returning sophomore, junior or seniors enrolled full-time in a college or university in the State of Delaware studying in the field of agriculture and natural resources.
  • Applicants must be legal residents of Sussex County, Delaware.

 CRITERIA:

  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the study of landscape and ornamental horticulture; plant science including sustainable landscapes, production horticulture, plant pathology, plant biology and genetics, soils and environmental quality; landscape design and architecture; agribusiness marketing and management or another similar related field.
  • Applicants will be judged on the following criteria:
  • Financial need
  • Scholarship Achievement
  • Community service, leadership and activities in and out of school

The application deadline is April 30, 2021.  Applications can be submitted any time prior to and including the April 30th deadline.  The completed application packages should be returned to Carol Mertes-Smith, Scholarship Chair at: cmertess@comcast.net or mailed to: Milton Garden Club, Inc., c/o Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 203, Milton, DE  19968

MILTON GARDEN CLUB POST-SECONDARY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Please type or print clearly.

Applicant’s Name___________________________________________

Address___________________________________________________

Phone_____________________________________________________

Email_____________________________________________________

College or University Attending________________________________

Academic Average___________________________________________

Field of study_______________________________________________

INSTRUCTIONS
Please attach the following to this application:

  • School transcript with current grades
  • A one-page typed essay describing your current studies, school involvement and community service. Include your future plans as they relate to horticulture, plant science, agriculture or related studies, including how you hope to use your degree to serve your community.
  • A financial need statement not to exceed one page. Include an explanation of your need for a scholarship that includes any form of financial assistance, scholarships or grants you expect to receive.
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member in your field of study.

A complete copy of your application must be received no later than April 30, 2021 but can be submitted any time up to and including the April 30th deadline. Completed application packages should be emailed to Carol Mertes-Smith, Scholarship Chair at: cmertess@comcast.net or mailed to: Milton Garden Club, Inc., c/o Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 203, Milton, DE 19968

2021 Edward A. Platz Memorial Scholarship

The New Jersey Green Industry Council (NJGIC) is continuing the scholarship program initiated by the New Jersey Agribusiness Association in memory of Edward A. Platz. This program promotes the tri-state area’s Agriculture and Green Industry students and assists them with their education.
Edward A. Platz is the founder of Plant Food Company, Inc. (originated under a different name) in 1946. He was very involved in the Turfgrass and Agriculture Industry, starting the first Liquid Fertilizer Formulation Company in the state. Mr. Platz passed in 1977.

Eligibility
Applicants to the New Jersey Green Industry Council Scholarship Program must be…
· Enrolled at any accredited 4-year college or university in the United States when receiving the scholarship
· Possess an academic rank of sophomore, junior, or senior at that time
· Applicant must be majoring in an Agriculture or Green Industry subject area (i.e. Plant Science, Animal Science, Agronomy, Entomology, Ornamental Horticulture, Golf Management, Nursery, etc., or related field)
· New Jersey resident
· Demonstrate an intention of pursuing a career in production, agriculture, or the Green Industry

Awards
The NJGIC will award two (2) $1500.00 scholarships in memory of Edward A. Platz. Payment will be made September 23rd at the NJGIC Annual Golf Classic at Forsgate Country Club. Attendance is not a considering factor in determining the scholarship awardees.

Procedures and Deadlines
Applicants must submit the following…
· Completed application
· Official copy of transcripts from all colleges attended
· Two (2) letters of recommendation with at least one academic letter. Letters of recommendation are to be sent directly to the Executive Director of NJGIC.
· A 1-2-page typed essay stating current education and career goals
· A one-paragraph answer to the following question, “What has been your most important extra-curricular activity, your most important contribution to it, and what has your participation in it meant to you as an individual?”
· All information must be postmarked no later than Monday, May 3, 2021.

Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school, community, and personal activities, honors, statement of education and career goals, and an outside appraisal.
Final selection of recipients is made by the NJGIC Board of Directors. All applicants will be notified of the selection by June 4, 2021.

Revisions
NJGIC Board of Directors reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of the Scholarship Program and make appropriate changes at any time.

Additional Information
Questions regarding the NJGIC Scholarship Program as well as all applications and letters of recommendation should be addressed to:
Buddy Freund
NJGIC Executive Director
PO Box 166
Succasunna, NJ 07876
buddy@govisionstrong.com
609-403-0906
973-557-8674 (c)

Platz Scholarship Application

National Dairy Board Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Applications are being accepted for college scholarships that are awarded by America’s dairy farmers and importers through the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB).

Eleven scholarships worth $2,500 each will be awarded, as well as a $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship to one outstanding recipient. NDB funds, in part, Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), which manages the national dairy checkoff program.

Undergraduate students in their sophomore through senior year for the 2021-2022 academic school year and majoring in one of the following fields are eligible: communications/public relations, journalism, marketing, business, economics, nutrition, food science and agriculture education.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, an interest in a career in a dairy-related discipline, and demonstrated leadership, initiative and integrity. Candidates must complete an application form, submit an official transcript of all college courses, and write a short statement describing their career aspirations, dairy-related activities and work experiences.

Applications can be found at www.usdairy.com/about-us/dmi/scholarship

Completed applications must be received no later than May 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Questions about the program can be submitted to ndbscholarships@dairy.org