$10,000 National Horticulture Scholarship Available

Horticulture Scholarship

Undergraduate scholarships for the year 2019-2020.

 

 Western Reserve Herb Society Horticulture Scholarship
$10,000 Award

This horticulture scholarship is open to citizens of the United States who have completed the 2nd/Sophomore year of undergraduate study. The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university and have achieved a grade point average of 3.2 or above.

The scholarship award of $10,000 will be made to the student who demonstrates financial need and plans a career in horticulture and allied fields. The award will be sent directly to the financial aid office for payment toward tuition and books.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate exceptional dedication to horticulture and whose career goals may involve work in areas such as teaching/research, the public or nonprofit sector, or sustainable agriculture.

Note: The application must be completed in one sitting. Your progress cannot be saved. To preview the application, please go to this link: Western Reserve Herb Society Application

Questions: Contact scholarship@westernreserveherbsociety.org

Application Process:
1) Write two (2) separate Essays adding anything else you consider pertinent to this application. Your name should appear as the header for each essay. The following information must be included:

A. In your first essay write a description of why you believe you are deserving of financial aid for this horticulture scholarship, including what personal efforts you are making to meet your financial obligations.

B. In your second essay, describe your career and personal goals based upon your academic major. It is understood that these may change over time. With respect to the mission of the Western Reserve Herb Society how do you propose to use your education, talents and ambition to improve public horticulture?

2) Complete WRHS Online Application and Attach Essays
3) Email Transcripts and Recommendation Letters
4) All correspondence should have the applicant’s name in the subject line.

True Leaf Market Scholarship Opportunity

The Demetrios Agathangelides Scholarship
True Leaf Market is proud to support the agricultural sciences. Each year, we offer two $1000 scholarships to college students involved in the agricultural sciences. We encourage students in both graduate and undergraduate programs to apply for this scholarship, which will allow them to showcase the skills and knowledge they’ve learned in their agriculture-related field. We want applicants to demonstrate their knowledge with confidence while fulfilling the requirements for this scholarship. Overall, our aim is to encourage students to exercise what they have learned while bettering the world around them. We offer scholarships to students in these plant science related disciplines:

  • Horticulture
  • Botany
  • Agriculture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • All Other Plant Science related disciplines

Application deadline is July 31, 2018.  For more information visit our website: True Leaf Market

Central Park Conservancy College Summer Internship

The Central Park Conservancy College Summer Internship program provides 20 college students with paid full-time positions for 10 weeks from June to August. Participants receive the opportunity to contribute directly to the care and restoration of Central Park. Working side-by-side with Conservancy staff, interns learn about the complexity of managing an iconic and historic urban park that receives over 42 million visits a year. Additionally, interns will attend lectures, workshops and practicums with experts in the field to better synthesize and apply what they learn. College interns support several areas of the Conservancy’s work, including: Public Programs, GIS & Asset Management, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Tree Care, and Woodlands Management.

 

 

For more information and to apply click here The application deadline is March 9, 2018.

 

Longwood Gardens Plant Records Management Internship

The Plant Records Management Intern is a recent college graduate that will gain experience in the operations and management of a plant records office at a public garden. The intern is immersed in the office’s daily operations which include maintaining the plant records databases, plant nomenclature and plant labels for a collection of over 11,000 taxa. The intern is trained, mentored, and assigned work by the Plant Records Manager. He/she is an integral part of the plant records office which is within the Library and Information Services unit of the Education Department and will work to achieve goals that support Longwood Gardens’ mission.

The essential functions of the position are:

  • Accession newly acquired plants.
  • Verify plant nomenclature utilizing a wide range of publications, databases and other information resources, including archival files.
  • Produce both display labels and brass accession tags.
  • Map woody plant material using a GPS.
  • Provide reference assistance for students, staff, and external guests which may include research and/or plant identification.
  • Inventory plants throughout the collection.
  • Work a weekly shift at the Longwood Library reference/ circulation desk.
  • Update What’s in Bloom on Longwood Gardens’ website.
  • Actively contribute to all required Longwood student/intern work projects as defined by the Director of Domestic and International Studies, as well as participates in student/intern activities as appropriate considering the intern’s professional interests and work priorities.

All tasks are performed in alignment with Longwood’s organizational values and are in support of achievement of Longwood’s Strategic Plan.

Skills and knowledge we are looking for in a candidate:

  • Familiarity with plant identification
  • Familiarity with principles of plant nomenclature
  • Familiarity with plant records databases
  • Familiarity with geospatial software
  • Great organizational skills
  • Be able, comfortable, and willing to work independently and as part of a group
  • Be able, comfortable, and willing to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to interact with people in a courteous, patient, and professional manner

This is a 12 month internship starting in May or September.

The position extends throughout one full year, full time, 40 hours per week. This is a paid position at a rate of $10.00/hour with optional free housing (a taxable benefit) provided. Located in Kennett Square, PA, Longwood Gardens is approximately 45 minutes southwest of Philadelphia.
For more information on housing, student activities, hours and wages, go to http://longwoodgardens.org/education/college-and-university-programs/internships-for-us-students or contact EDU-Studies@longwoodgardens.org

A completed application should include
1. The application form (found here: http://longwoodgardens.org/education/college-and-university-programs/internships-us-students/apply-now/application)
2. A copy of your resume (uploaded in a word pdf file)
3. A statement of your professional objectives, approximately 200 words (uploaded in a word pdf file)
4. Official transcripts of all college courses, must show cumulative GPA, minimum GPA of 2.5 required (uploaded in a word pdf file)
5. A letter of reference from your academic advisor (or professor) regarding your scholastic achievements and potential as an intern (uploaded in a word pdf file)
6. A reference from a current or former employer, preferably from within your field of interest (uploaded in a word pdf file)

ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Must be received by February 1, 2018 for May start date.
Must be received by May 1, 2018 for September start date.

Garden Club of America Scholarships

The Garden Club of America funds 28 scholarships, which provides over $330,000 in financial aid to qualified students.  The GCA funds studies and research in the following areas: forestry to applied plant sciences to ecology and evolutionary biology, landscape architecture, and horticulture.  To learn more about the GCA scholarships, requirements, and deadlines visit their website: GCA Scholarships