Scholarships in Plant Sciences, Other

GSCAA Scholars Competition

Award: $3,500, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must have completed at least the first year of a collegiate turfgrass management program and be planning a career as a golf course superintendent. Selection is based upon academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and recommendations from college advisors and golf course superintendents or other employers. International students attending a US institution may also apply.


Furniss Foundation/AOS Graduate Fellowship

Award: $9,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have a dissertation dealing with any aspect of orchid biology in the disciplines of physiology, molecular biology, structure, systematics, cytology, ecology, and/or evolution.


Lewis and Varnia Vaugn Fellowship in Orchid Biology

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must have at least one year of standing research.


Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.


Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.


Homer and Mildred Crank Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 16

Applicant must be a graduate of Columbus East, Columbus North or Hauser High School who will pursue post-secondary studies in environmental management, forestry, horticulture, landscape design, or plant science.


TOCA Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be an undergraduate college student pursuing a career in green industry communications. Applicant must major or minor in technical communications or a green industry-related field such as horticulture, plant sciences, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, etc. Interest in using this course of study in the field of communications must be demonstrated. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.


Taking Root Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be a high school senior who plans to pursue full-time studies in entomology, environmental science, forestry, horticulture, plant sciences, or related major at an accredited two- or four-year college.


Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS Science Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a resident of the United States or Canada between the ages of 16 and 25 who will be or is currently attending a college or university. Essay, resume, and transcript required; DAT Score report and one minute video clip recommended.


Iowa Interstate Railroad Ltd. FFA Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be pursuing a major in one of the following fields: agronomy, plant breeding and genetics, economics, finance, pulp and paper technology, transportation, crop science, plant science or agricultural business management. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Applicants must live in Iowa and plan to attend a college in Iowa or Illinois. Preference is given to applicants with a specific interest in transportation. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.


Mabel Mayforth Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicants must be Vermont residents who are college juniors, seniors or graduate students and must major horticulture, landscape, design, conservation, forestry, agronomy, plant pathology or biology with a special interest in plants, ecology and allied subjects. They must be full-time students at an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Previous winners may reapply.


Benjamin C. Blackburn Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: April 2

Applicants must be New Jersey residents. They must be enrolled in the Landscape and Horticultural Technology Program at County College of Morris and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. If awarded the scholarship, the recipient will be expected to to give a 10-minute speech on his or her horticultural interests and goals at the Arboretum's annual meeting. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.


Garden Club of Ohio Inc. Scholarships

Award: -, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be residents of Ohio and must be enrolled in a postsecondary degree program related to environmental science, plant science, horticulture, floriculture, city planning or wildlife. They must be rising undergraduate juniors, undergraduate seniors or graduate students and have a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.