Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association Scholarship

The Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association announces the availability of several scholarships for college-aged horticulture students.

The MNLGA Ornamental Horticulture Scholarship will award three $5,000 scholarships for eligible students in ornamental horticulture and landscape programs.

Applications for this scholarship are due May 31st. Visit the MNLGA website, for more information.

Brazil Study Abroad Interest Meeting

Interest Meeting on Monday, April 15, 2019 from 6-7, in Gore 308

WINTER SESSION 2020
STUDY ABROAD
LANDSCAPE EXPLORATION OF BRAZIL

Brazil is a vast, diverse and ecologically fascinating destination. In this program, students will study how humans interact with plants while learning methods to capture details in the landscape using freehand sketching and journaling.  Students will observe and portray the landscape in both Rio de Janeiro – a vibrant city known for diverse architecture and gardens, miles of beaches, and warm, welcoming people – and the Amazon Rain Forest. Students will see how the work of the famous landscape architect, Roberto Burle Marx affects Brazilian culture in public and private gardens in and around Rio. Students will also enjoy the beach, modern art museums and various cultural events such as samba and the famous “hippie fair”.

Students will interact with members of the landscape firm Roberto Burle Marx, LTD as they study a variety of Brazilian landscapes and artists.  In addition, sketching techniques, students will learn landscape architecture graphic techniques used to portray the urban environment and its related objects through visits to gardens, art museums and modern buildings. This program includes a major excursion to the Amazon River where we explore the flora, fauna and culture of the Amazon Rain Forest.  A weekend excursion to a famous botanical garden and art complex and Tiradentes (historic gold trail town).

Landscape exploration of Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon provides students with the rich experience of immersion in the cultural and ecological patterns of Brazil.  Whether you are interested in cultural landscapes, tropical ecology, art, or architecture, this program is your chance to experience the vibrant culture and emerging economy of Brazil.

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, 2019.  For more information visit our website: True Leaf Market

UDBG Summer Internships

The Parvis Family Summer Internship at the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens (UDBG) offers undergraduates, eager to learn about plants, the environment, their management, and horticulture, an opportunity to receive valuable hands-on learning experiences by working in the botanic gardens. The Parvis Family Summer Intern will work alongside UDBG horticulture staff and volunteers in all phases of public garden maintenance and development, receiving hands-on opportunities related to horticulture, public gardening and landscape design. The intern may also be involved in special projects such as accession records, garden inventories, plant signage, marketing, web site projects or photography. Training sessions, public educational programs, and field trips are also offered to help broaden the intern’s horticultural horizon.

The Lafferty Family Garden Internship Fund at UDBG offers an undergraduate student selected from applicants across the U.S. eager to learn about plants, the environment, their management, and horticulture. It is an opportunity to receive valuable hands-on learning experiences by working in the botanic. The Lafferty Family Garden Intern will work alongside UDBG horticulture staff and volunteers in all phases of public garden maintenance and development, receiving hands-on opportunities related to horticulture, public gardening and landscape design. The intern may also be involved in special projects such as accession records, garden inventories, plant signage, marketing, website projects, or photography. Training sessions, public educational programs, and field trips are also offered to help broaden the intern’s horticultural horizon.

Recipients of the endowed internships will receive unique opportunities to attend professional meetings, travel to nearby gardens or participate in special projects. Additionally, those who qualify, a housing assistance stipend of $1500 will be provided for those who qualify. Please contact Andrew Adams at aadamsud@udel.edu or 302-831-0909 if you have questions or wish to apply.

Horticulture Scholarships Available


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 two scholarships this year.  The Unit will be awarding two $1,500.00  scholarships.  These scholarships will be awarded to two students active within the field of horticulture or a related study.  They will be awarded to students living in the Heartland area, which includes: Berks, Montgomery, Chester, York, Schuylkill, Lancaster, 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:

    • 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.
    • 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 currant 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, 2019.

Visit our Heartland Unit website at: www.PAHeartlandHSA.org

Walt Disney World Agricultural Sciences Internships

 

 

 

 

 

The Agricultural Sciences team at Walt Disney World in Orlando is looking for undergraduate college students and recent graduates who have received their Bachelors’ degree within 6 months of our internships’ start dates to participate in our fun and challenging six-month hands-on internship in several different agricultural and science education fields including Plant Science, Entomology, Biotechnology, and Aquaculture.

We are currently looking for students to fill internships for the Fall 2019 term (June 2019 – January 2020).  Desired majors include but are not limited to:  Ag. Communication, Ag. Education, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agronomy, Aquaculture, Aquatic Biology, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Crop Science, Biological and Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering, Entomology, Environmental Horticulture, Fisheries, Food Science, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Ornamental Horticulture, and Plant Science.

Check out this video that the Walt Disney Company created about one of our plant science interns, which features her love for agriculture and why she chose to do the internship. https://www.facebook.com/DisneyWorldCommunity/videos/2336870386546562/?t=74

Interested students should apply online, http://www.disneyinterns.com/science,  and should attach their cover letter, resume and school transcript to their application. Click on “Enter Job Title or Keywords” then do a keyword search for “Agricultural Sciences” to view internship postings about the Plant Science, Entomology, Biotechnology, and Aquaculture internship positions along with many other science related internship openings.  Selected students will be interviewed via phone to further discuss the internship.

If you have any questions with accessing the site, please email us directly at WDW.EPCOT.Science.Internship@disney.com.

Trevose Horticultural Society 2018 Scholarship Program

Trevose Horticultural Society
2018 Scholarship Program
Application Deadline March 15, 2018

 

 

 

The Trevose Horticultural Society will be awarding a One Thousand Five Hundred dollar ($1,500.) scholarship to the successful applicant, selected by the Scholarship Committee, following review of applications and other required documentation, received by March 15, 2018. An applicant must be a currently enrolled college or university student majoring in:  Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Architecture, Conservation Forestry, Botany, Agronomy, Plant Pathology, Environmental Ecology, City Planning, Land Management, Farming or related subjects.

  • Applicants must be a US Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 graded hours.
  • Graduate Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 9 graded hours

The application must include:

  • Scholarship Application Form
  • Financial Aid Form
  • Transcript of Grades provided by the Dean’s Office, it does not need                       be a “sealed” transcript
  • A letter not to exceed one (1) typed page from the applicant stating:              career goals, practical experience in the field of study, personal              background.
  • Additionally, you are encouraged but not required to include any letters of recommendation from academic or employment sources

 All APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 15, 2018.

ADDRESS APPLICATIONS TO: 
JOHN J. LEE
11 CREEK ROAD
CHURCHVILLE, PA 18966-1426

Notice of scholarship award will be sent to all applicants by
March 26, 2018.

THS Financial Need Form

THS Application Form

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.

 

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