Scholarships and Awards for Stockbridge Undergraduates

The Stockbridge School of Agriculture and the College of Natural Sciences offer a variety of scholarships and awards to recognize the hard work and academic success of our students, assist students with the expense of their education, and support student research and internships. The majority of these scholarships and awards are funded through the generosity of alumni and other members of the CNS community. We encourage all current Stockbridge students to apply.

How to apply:

The university has implemented AcademicWorks, an online application system for scholarships offered at UMass Amherst. AcademicWorks opens in December to students with current enrollment status. Simply enroll in AcademicWorks, fill out both the UMass general application and the CNS application. The system will automatically submit your application to the scholarships and awards for which you are fully eligible and will inform you of other scholarships for which you would need to supply additional materials to apply.

Enroll in AcademicWorks:

Go to the AcademicWorks webpage and sign in with your UMass NetID and password.
• Complete both the general application and the CNS application. The system will show if you are eligible for scholarships that require additional application materials.
• Click on each scholarship link and upload any required supplementary materials (such as resumes or faculty recommendations).
• Submit your application and check your dashboard to see the status of any pending and submitted applications.

Email acadworks@umass.edu if you have any questions.

Additional Scholarships

---- JANUARY 15 Deadline ----

NEW ENGLAND SPORTS TURF  "Charles K. Mruk Scholarship"
Criteria:                Incoming or enrolled students; sports turf management career interest
Contact:               Click Here to View Download Form
Majors:                 TURF

 

---- JANUARY 31 Deadline ----

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF FLORAL DESIGNERS (AIFD) FOUNDATION, INC.
Criteria:                Merit, eligibility
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 SUSHORT

 

---- FEBRUARY 1 Deadline ----

BIG Y
Criteria:                GPA; Big Y employee/customer
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 ALL
                    
PERENNIAL PLANT ASSOCIATION (PPA)
Criteria:                Two- and four-year students; 3.0+ GPA; perennial industry career interest
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 LDCONT, SUSHORT

 

---- FEBRUARY 6 Deadline ----      

FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA (FFA)
Criteria:               Varies; FFA and non-FFA students
Contact:              Click Here to View Website
Majors:                ALL

 

---- FEBRUARY 8 Deadline ----       

PROFESSIONAL GROUNDS MANAGEMENT SOCIETY (PGMS)
Criteria:                Two- and four-year students; sponsored by PGMS member; experience
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 LDCONT, SUSHORT, TURF

 

---- FEBRUARY 15 Deadline ----      

MA TREE WARDENS' & FORESTERS' ASSOCIATION
Criteria:                Completion of first semester; GPA; financial need
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 ARCF

 

---- MARCH 15 Deadline ----

TREE FUND  "Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship"
Criteria:                Seniors; 3.0+ GPA; commercial arboriculture career interest; student member of International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                ARCF

TREE FUND  "John Wright Memorial Scholarship"
Criteria:                Incoming or returning students; 3.0+ GPA; commercial arboriculture career interest; employed at least part-time; U.S. citizen
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                ARCF

 

---- MARCH 17 Deadline ----

SPRINGFIELD GARDEN CLUB
Criteria:                In-coming or enrolled two- and four-year students; financial need; Hampden County resident
Contact:               Elizabeth Tongue, 413-627-5503, or Helen Gallivan at SGCscholarship@gmail.com; Click Here to View Website
Majors:                ALL

 

---- MARCH 31 Deadline ----

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WESTERN MA
Criteria:                Incoming or enrolled students; MA resident
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                ALL

MASSACHUSETTS NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION, INC (MNLA) FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Criteria:                MA resident
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 LDCONT, SUSHORT

 

---- APRIL 1 Deadline ----       

GARDEN CLUB FEDERATION OF MA (GCFM)
Criteria:                Incoming or enrolled two- and four-year students; 3.0+ GPA; financial need; MA resident
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 ALL

MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION OF CAPE COD
Criteria:                Incoming or enrolled students; Barnstable County resident
Contact:               Click Here to Download Form
Majors:                 ARCF, LDCONT, SUSHORT

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER ISA HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS -- (Attn High School Seniors!)
Criteria:                Graduating high school seniors entering a 2 or 4 year college program in Arboriculture, Horticulture, Plant Pathology or related field
Contact:               Click Here to Download Form
Majors:                 ARCF, SUSHORT, HORTSCI, PLSOIL, maybe others

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER ISA COLLEGE & POST-GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
Criteria:                Enrolled full-time student status at UMass, in a 2 or 4 year college program, or graduate program, majoring in a plant material-oriented program
Contact:               Click Here to Download Form
Majors:                 All Stockbridge programs, including graduate programs -- These are almost always awarded to Stockbridge students... APPLY!

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER ISA SHIGO STUDENT SUPPORT FUND -- (Attn High School Seniors!)
Criteria:                Reside or attend school in New England, pursuing a career in Arboriculture or a related field; have expenses for attending Arbor events
Contact:               Click Here to Download Form -- Year-round applications accepted
Majors:                 ARCF, maybe others

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER ISA DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION FUND 
Criteria:                Membership in under-represented group; reside or attend school in New England, pursuing a career in Arboriculture or a related field; have expenses for Arbor training and education
Contact:               Click Here to Download Form -- Year-round applications accepted
Majors:                 ARCF, maybe others

 

---- APRIL 2 Deadline ---- 

FARM CREDIT EAST
Criteria:               Full-time students; career interest in agriculture, forestry or commercial fishing; extra curricular activities
Contact:              Click Here to Download Form
Majors:               ARCF, SUSFD, SUSHORT

 

---- APRIL 15 Deadline ----    

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (GCSAA) LEGACY AWARDS
Criteria:                Incoming or enrolled students; GCSAA family member
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                TURF

 

---- APRIL 25 Deadline ---- 

CAPE COD LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION (CCLA) MIKE STACY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Criteria:                Incoming or enrolled students; financial need; green industry career interest; Cape Cod resident
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 LDCONT, SUSHORT, HORTSCI

JOSEPH SHINODA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Criteria:                Incoming or enrolled students; GPA, activities, floriculture or horticulture industry career interest
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 SUSHORT, HORTSCI, PLSOIL

 

---- April 30 Deadline ----

PLYMOUTH COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
Criteria:                Graduate of Plymouth County (Mass) High School, attending an agricultural college
Contact:               Charles Shea; pcbasch2@yahoo.com; 508-816-9364
Majors:                ALL STOCKBRIDGE MAJORS

HENRY DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP BY HARRISON MCPHEE
Criteria:                2.7+ GPA; Current student, or rising high school senior in a Mass high school
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                ALL STOCKBRIDGE MAJORS

 

---- May 15 Deadline ----

MA FLOWER GROWERS ASSOCIATION (MFGA)
Criteria:                2.5+ GPA; MA resident
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 SUSHORT

 

---- May 31 Deadline ----


MA ARBORISTS ASSOCIATION (MAA)  "Gordon and Frances King Scholarship"
Criteria:               Incoming two- and four-year students; completion of first semester with minimum 2.0 GPA; career interest working in MA tree care industry; MA resident
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 ARCF

 

---- JUNE 1 Deadline ----

GUNTER MECKING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE)
Criteria:                Will be a second year student in a two or four-year program in landscaping, horticulture, agriculture, or related discipline; GPA; plan to work in industry after graduation
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 LDCONT, SUSHORT, HORTSCI, ETC.

MUGGET SCHOLARSHIP (HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE)
Criteria:                Will be a second year student in a two or four-year program in landscaping, horticulture, agriculture, or related discipline; GPA; plan to work in industry after graduation
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 LDCONT, SUSHORT, HORTSCI, ETC.

TIMOTHY S. AND PALMER W. BIGELOW, JR. (HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE)
Criteria:                Seniors in two-year program; juniors/seniors in four-year program; GPA; financial need; nursery industry career interest; New England resident
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 LDCONT, SUSHORT, HORTSCI, ETC.

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (GCSAA) SCHOLARS COMPETITION
Criteria:                Seniors in two-year program and sophomores/juniors/seniors in four-year program; GPA; extra-curricular activities; experience; golf course management career interest; GCSAA member
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 TURF

SPRING MEADOW NURSERY
Criteria:               Will be a second year student in a two or four-year program in landscaping, horticulture, agriculture, or related discipline; GPA; plan to work in industry after graduation; interest in woody plants and/or horticultural sales and marketing
Contact:              Click Here to View Website
Majors:                LDCONT, SUSHORT, HORTSCI, ETC.

 

---- JULY 1 Deadline ----

CHESTER E GOODFIELD
Criteria:                Any UMass-enrolled student studying any field related to agriculture. Factors include GPA; leadership experience
Contact:               Apply Here  Questions: Jessica Goodfield  jess.goodfield@gmail.com  978-729-6183
Majors:                 ALL STOCKBRIDGE MAJORS

 

---- July 15 Deadline ----

PLYMOUTH COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
Criteria:                Graduate of Plymouth County (Mass) High School, attending an agricultural college
Contact:               Charles Shea; pcbasch2@yahoo.com; 508-816-9364
Majors:                 ARCF, SUSFD, SUSHORT

Several $500 prizes.  Deadline extended from April 30 for lack of applicants.

 

---- JULY 21 Deadline ----

KEVIN CROWE MEMORIAL FUND
Criteria:                Seniors in two-year program; sophomores/juniors/seniors in four-year program; minimum 2.5 GPA; hardship; financial need
Contact:               Click here to download form
Majors:                 ALL

 

---- JULY 31 Deadline ----

TRUE LEAF MARKET  "Demetrios Agathangelides Scholarship"
Criteria:                Two- and four-year students; demonstration of knowledge in plant science-related disciplines
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 ALL

 

---- AUGUST 20 Deadline ----

PERFECT PLANTS  "Perfect Plants Scholarship"
Criteria:                All students enrolled in higher education towards a career in Horticulture
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 HORTSCI, SUSHORT

 

---- SEPTEMBER 28 Deadline ----             

NEW YORK STATE TURFGRASS ASSOCIATION (NYSTA)
Criteria:                Seniors in two-year program; sophomores/juniors/seniors in four-year program; completion of relevant turfgrass management courses; NYSTA member
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 HORTSCI, LDCONT, PLSOIL, SUSHORT, TURF

 

---- OCTOBER 15 Deadline ----

SPORTS TURF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION (STMA)
Criteria:                GPA; contributions to school; experience in sports turf management
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                TURF

 

---- NOVEMBER 1 Deadline ----              

TROLL-DICKINSON Scholarship
Criteria:                Seniors in two-year program; sophomores/juniors/seniors in four-year program
Contact:               Click Here to Download Form
Majors:                TURF

 

---- DECEMBER 1 Deadline ----              

FOUNDATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AGRICULTURE EDUCATION, MULTIPLE SCHOLARSHIPS
Criteria:                Rising sophomores and higher, earning 4-year degree related to crop production, OR
Criteria:                Graduate students earning degree related to crop production
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 HORTSCI, SUSHORT, SUSFD, PSS, GRAD

PEARSON Memorial Scholarship
Criteria:                Must have completed 2 full semesters of a Horticulture AS or BS program
Contact:               Click Here to Download Form
Majors:                 HORTSCI, SUSHORT

 

---- DECEMBER 2 Deadline ----               

CONNECTICUT TREE PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION (CTPA) ARBORIST
Criteria:                Completion of first semester with 2.0+ GPA ; career interest in arboriculture or urban forestry; financial need; CT resident
Contact:               Click Here to View Website
Majors:                 ARCF