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 for Academic Works Scholarships:

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. Once it opens, simply enroll in AcademicWorks, fill out both the UMass general application and the CNS application. The system will automatically submit your application to all of 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.

How to Apply for Additional Stockbridge-Specific Scholarships

Below are external scholarships for which entering and current Stockbridge students may be eligible.  For questions, contact the organization providing the scholarship.

ATTENTION NEWLY ACCEPTED AND ENTERING STUDENTS!

  • Newly accepted students may qualify for some of the Stockbridge-specific scholarships below, which can help you acquire funding towards your first year at Stockbridge and UMass
  • Use Command-F or Option-F to search the entries below for words like “entering students” or “graduating high school senior”
  • Some scholarships state a preference for residents of a particular state, but many scholarships go unawarded for lack of applicants!  For this reason, we encourage you to apply to any scholarship which does not specifically limit your eligibility and for which you think you might qualify
  • Students in a 2-year associate degree program are considered “undergraduates” unless a scholarship specifically limits eligibility to 4-year students.

---- JANUARY 12 Deadline ----

FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA (FFA) SCHOLARSHIPS
Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship (Bayer) -- $1500
Built Ford Tough Scholarship -- $1000
FFA Future Leaders Scholarship (Tractor Supply Co) -- $5000, $10,000
Criteria: Graduating High School Senior, or full-time first-year, sophomore, or junior in a 4-year or 2-year college; 2.5 GPA; under age 23 at time of submission; rec letters.  FFA affiliation required for some but not all scholarships (see website)
Info: Click Here to View Website  Some have a combined application, but some may be separate (see website)
More Info: Click Here to Download Resources
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- JANUARY 15 Deadline ----

NEW ENGLAND SPORTS TURF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION (NESTMA)
Charles K. Mruk Scholarship

Criteria: Current enrollment studying sports turf management; financial need; sports turf experience; community involvement
Apply: Click Here to View Download Form
Majors: TURFGRASS

---- FEBRUARY 1 Deadline ----

BIG Y SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Criteria: GPA; Big Y employee/customer; preference for residents of MA and CT
Info: New criteria to be announced on 11/1/23  Click Here to View Website
Apply: 413-504-4080. scholarship@bigy.com
Majors: ALL

---- FEBRUARY 8 Deadline ----       

PROFESSIONAL GROUNDS MANAGEMENT SOCIETY (PGMS) -- $10,000
Criteria: Graduating high school seniors, and current first-year college students; 2-yr and 4-yr students; sponsorship by PGMS member; academic ability; industry experience; rec letters
Note: Award can be spent on tuition, as well as conference attendance and travel
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Questions: Stephanie Bruno,  stephanie@stringfellowgroup.net
Majors: LANDSCAPING, HORTICULTURE, or RELATED and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- FEBRUARY 15 Deadline ----      

MASS TREE WARDENS AND FORESTERS ASSOCIATION -- $500 to $1500 Awards
Criteria: Graduating senior headed to college in Fall for arboriculture or related field, or current college student enrolled in arboriculture or related field with at least one semester completed; financial need; GPA
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: Arboriculture or related, and ENTERING STUDENTS

NORTHEASTERN GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION
Legacy Scholarship -- $1000
Criteria: Jr/sr in 4-year NON-Turfgrass major, or Sr in 2-year NON-Turfgrass major; affiliation with NEGCSA; 3.0 GPA
Questions: negcsa@nysta.org   518-783-1322
Majors: ALL BUT TURFGRASS (This supplements the organization’s turf scholarships)

---- FEBRUARY 28 Deadline ----

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WESTERN MA
Criteria: Graduating high school seniors, or currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student; resident of MA; US citizen
Note: Your single application applies you to many scholarships through this organization
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Questions: scholar@communityfoundation.org
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- MARCH 1 Deadline ----      

NEW YORK FARM BUREAU (NYFB) Agricultural Youth Scholarship
Criteria: Graduating High School Senior entering college related to agricultural industry; live or work on farm; NYFB membership; preference given to NYS residents
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Questions: proed@nyfb.org 800-342-4143
Majors: ENTERING STUDENTS

LONG ISLAND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
James and Mary Lee Fuller Scholarship for Horticultural Studies – $3000
Criteria: Long Island resident; enrolled in a horticulture program; horticulture career interest; 3.0 GPA; essay; rec letters
Apply: https://www.lihort.org/scholorship (sic)
Majors: HORTICULTURE-RELATED

TREE FUND  Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship -- $5000
Criteria: Fall enrollment in 2nd year of a 2-year program, or 3rd/4th year of a 4-year program; 3.0 GPA; commercial arboriculture career interest; student membership in International Society of Arboriculture (ISA); essay; rec letters
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: ARBORICULTURE

TREE FUND  Bonnie Appleton Memorial Scholarship -- $5000
Criteria: Rising jr/sr with full-time enrollment in undergraduate program in arboriculture, horticulture, or related field; related career interest; 3.0 GPA; commercial arboriculture career interest; student membership in International Society of Arboriculture (ISA); essay; rec letters
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: ARBORICULTURE or HORTICULTURE, PLANT/SOIL SCIENCES, or RELATED

TREE FUND  Larry R. Hall Memorial Scholarship -- $5000
Criteria: Pursuit of career in arboriculture, plant sciences, or related field; 2.5 GPA; student membership in Illinois Arborist Association; essay; rec letters; preference given to Illinois residents
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: ARBORICULTURE or HORTICULTURE, PLANT/SOIL SCIENCES, or RELATED

TREE FUND  Will Nutter Memorial Scholarship -- $5000
Criteria: Graduating high school seniors, or returning students, seeking a first bachelor or associate degree; interest in utility forestry or commercial arboriculture; GPA; student membership International Society of Arboriculture (ISA); essay; rec letters
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: ARBORICULTURE

TREE FUND  Fran Ward Women in Arboriculture Scholarship -- $5000
Criteria: Female student; who in Fall will enter the 2nd year or higher of a 2-year or 4-year degree program; seeking degree, certificate or minor, in arboriculture, horticulture, or related field; 2.5 GPA; essay; rec letters; preference given to residents of Pennsylvania or Delaware
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: ARBORICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, or RELATED; INCLUDES CERTIFICATE AND MINOR PROGRAMS

---- MARCH 4 Deadline ----

NEW ENGLAND VEGETABLE & BERRY GROWER'S ASSOCIATION
John Howell Leadership Scholarship -- $1000 (two awards)
Criteria:
Entering or returning undergraduate student with commitment to production agriculture and financial need.  Preference to students studying an agricultural field.
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: SUSTAINABLE FOOD & FARMING, PLANT & SOIL SCIENCES, and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- MARCH 15 Deadline ----

TREE FUND  John Wright Memorial Scholarship -- $5000
Criteria: Entering or returning undergraduate student; 3.0 GPA; commercial arboriculture career interest; U.S. citizen, at least part-time employment; essay; rec letters;
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Note: All other Tree Fund scholarships cite a March 1 deadline.  To be safe, apply to this scholarship by March 1 if possible…
Majors: ARBORICULTURE and ENTERING STUDENTS

MASSACHUSETTS 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM -- $1000
Kent Lage Leadership Scholarship
Criteria:
 4-H member for at least 4 years; graduating high school senior, or first year college student; essay
Apply: Click Here to Download Application Form
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- MARCH 16 Deadline ----

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR THE GREATER CAPITAL REGION (NY)
Michele Brunette Scholarship
Criteria:
 Graduating high school senior from Troy High School in NY state; accepted to a 2-yr or 4-yr degree program at Stockbridge; academic achievement; career goals; leadership; financial need
Info: Click Here to View Website
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- MARCH 30 Deadline ----

SHINODA FOUNDATION
Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship – Up to $7000
Criteria: Current Stockbridge student; in 2-yr or 4-yr Horticulture, Floriculture or related major, or first year graduate student; GPA; activities; floriculture or horticulture industry career interest; rec letters
Info: Click Here to See Website
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: HORTICULTURE and RELATED

---- MARCH 31 Deadline ----

MASSACHUSETTS NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION (MNLA)
FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE

MNLA Foundation for Educational Excellence Scholarship -- $1000
Criteria: MA resident for at least one year; majoring in Horticulture, Landscaping, or related major; maintain 2.0 GPA minimum; rec letters
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: LANDSCAPING, HORTICULTURE, PLANT/SOIL SCIENCES, or RELATED, and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- APRIL 1 Deadline ----       

GARDEN CLUB FEDERATION OF MASS, INC. (GCFM)
Criteria: MA resident “for at least one year;” graduating high school senior, or currently enrolled 2-yr/4-yr undergraduate or graduate student; studying horticulture, landscaping, arboriculture, plant sciences, agronomy, or related subject; 3.0 GPA; financial need; essay; rec letters
Note: Your submission applies you to 11 scholarships through this organization; 3 of the 11 are limited to UMass students, so your chances just got better!
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Questions: gcfmscholarship@aol.com
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER INTL SOCIETY OF ARBORICULTURE
High School Scholarship -- $2500

Criteria: Graduating high school seniors entering a 2 or 4 year college program in Arboriculture, Horticulture, Or Related
Info: Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Note: Past winners include several Stockbridge students – you should apply!
Majors: ARBORICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, PLANT/SOIL SCIENCES, or RELATED, and ENTERING STUDENTS

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER INTL SOCIETY OF ARBORICULTURE
Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships -- $2500
(Also called “College and Post-Graduate Scholarships”)

Criteria: Full-time enrollment in a 2 or 4 year degree program centered on plants; successful completion of first semester; essay; rec letters
Info: Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Note: Past winners are very often Stockbridge students – you should apply!
Majors: ARBORICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, PLANT/SOIL SCIENCES, or RELATED, and ENTERING STUDENTS

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER INTL SOCIETY OF ARBORICULTURE
Shigo Student Support Fund -- $500
Criteria: New England resident; pursuing career in arboriculture or related field
Note: Purpose is to fund travel or resources for attending an educational event, but you can make an argument for the cost of your books too; preference given to funding attendance at NEC-ISA events in New England
Info: Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: ARBORICULTURE or RELATED, and ENTERING STUDENTS

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER INTL SOCIETY OF ARBORICULTURE
NEC-ISA Diversity and Inclusion Fund -- $1000

Criteria: New England resident; member of under-represented group in arboriculture; pursuing career or professional development opportunity in arboriculture
Note: Purpose is to fund travel or resources for attending an educational event, but you can make an argument for the cost of your books too; preference given to funding attendance at NEC-ISA events in New England
Info: Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: ARBORICULTURE and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- APRIL 2 Deadline ---- 

FARM CREDIT EAST
Higher Education Scholarship Program
Criteria: Permanent resident of New England, NY, or NJ; graduating high school senior, or current 2-year or 4-year UMass student, agricultural or forestry career interest; activities
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- APRIL 14 Deadline ----

MASSACHUSETTS 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Barnstable County 4-H Advisory Scholarship
Criteria:
 Resident of Barnstable County, MA; current or former 4-H member; graduating high school senior headed to college, or current undergraduate student; community service activities or leadership
Apply: Click Here to Download Application Form
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- APRIL 15 Deadline ----

SPRINGFIELD GARDEN CLUB (SGC)
Criteria: Graduating high school senior, current 2-yr or 4-yr undergraduate, or graduate student; accepted to a plant sciences or environmental studies program; resident of Hampden County in MA; academic standing; financial need
Note: Exact app deadline for 2024 not yet set, and may be earlier than April 15
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Questions: Elizabeth Tongue or Jane Glushnik;  SGCScholarship@gmail.com  413-627-5503
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (GCSAA)
Syngenta-GCSAA Legacy Awards -- $1500
Criteria: Have parent, step-parent or grandparent with previous or current membership in GCSAA; graduating high school senior accepted to Stockbridge, or current Stockbridge student; activities; community service; essay
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- APRIL 25 Deadline ---- 

CAPE COD LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION (CCLA)
Mike Stacy Memorial Scholarship. --  $1500
Criteria: Resident of Cape Cod; graduating senior headed to Stockbridge, or current student pursuing landscaping-related major; career interest; activities; employment; essay; transcript
Info:   Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to Download Application Form
Majors: LANDSCAPE or HORTICULTURE, and ENTERING STUDENTS

CAPE COD LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION (CCLA)
CCLA Toolship Award -- $500 (Multiple Awards)
Criteria:
 Graduating high school senior from Cape Cod Technical High School or Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School; with green industry employment directly following graduation; career interest; activities; employment; essay; transcript
Info:   Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to Download Application Form
Majors: LANDSCAPE and ENTERING STUDENTS

CAPE COD LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION (CCLA)
CCLA Membership Award – Up to $5000
Criteria:
 Have parent with CCLA membership in good standing; Graduating high school senior headed to Stockbridge; with green industry employment directly following graduation; career interest; activities; employment; essay; transcript
Info:   Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to Download Application Form
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- April 30 Deadline ----

MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION OF CAPE COD – Four $2500 Awards
Criteria: Resident of Barnstable County, MA; Graduating high school senior or currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student; majoring in agriculture, horticulture, or related field; essay; rec letters; academic good standing
Apply: Click Here To View Website
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

HILLSIDE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
Clifford S. Thayer Memorial Scholarship Award -- $7500
Criteria:
 Resident (or current resident) of a Western Mass county (Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin); graduating high school senior or current college student in a 2-yr or 4-yr program; rec letters; preference given to those with agriculture background or affiliation with Cummington Fair
Note: Award only given in even numbered years (2024, 2026, etc)
Info: Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to Download Application Form
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

MASSACHUSETTS 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
George L. Farley Scholarship -- $500 to $1000
Criteria:
 Graduating high school senior accepted to Stockbridge School, or current UMass student in a 2-yr or 4-yr program in the College of Natural Sciences; previous 4-H membership in Massachusetts; preference given to those with agricultural career intent, continuing 4-H involvement, and first time applicants
Note: Award only given in even numbered years (2024, 2026, etc)
Info: Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to Download Application Form
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

HARRISON MCPHEE ARBORICULTURE
Henry F. Davis Scholarship

Criteria: Graduating Massachusetts high school senior, or current Stockbridge student; studying an environmental or biological science; academic achievement; activities; essay; 2.7+ GPA; Current student, or rising high school senior in a Mass high school
Info: Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: ALL

PLYMOUTH COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION – Several $500 Awards
Criteria: Graduating Senior of Plymouth County MA High School, attending a college or vocational program
Apply: Charles Shea pcbasch2@yahoo.com 508-816-9364
Majors: ALL, and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- May 1 Deadline ----

SONEPAR NORTHEAST ELECTRICAL
Electrify Your Future: Community Scholarship for New England High Schools -- $1000
Criteria:
 Graduating high school senior from New England (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT); accepted to Stockbridge School full-time; essay
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

SONEPAR NORTHEAST ELECTRICAL
Electrify Your Future: Community Scholarship for Brockton High School -- $1000
Criteria:
 Graduating high school senior from Brockton High School; accepted to Stockbridge School full-time; essay
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR THE GREATER CAPITAL REGION (NY)
Lawrence Spraragen Memorial Scholarship – Up to $1970
Criteria:
 Child or grandchild of current IBEW Local 236 union; Graduating high school senior; accepted to a 2-yr or 4-yr degree program at Stockbridge
Info: Click Here to View Website
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- May 15 Deadline ----

MASSACHUSETTS FLOWER GROWERS ASSOCIATION (MFGA)
MFGA Scholarship – Up to $6000
Criteria: Mass resident for at least one year; graduating high school senior, or current Stockbridge student; majoring in Horticulture, Floriculture, or related major; 2.5 GPA
Info: Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to Download Application Form
Majors: HORTICULTURE or RELATED, and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- May 31 Deadline ----

MASSACHUSETTS ARBORISTS ASSOCIATION (MAA)
Gordon and Frances King Student Scholarships – Three $1000 Awards
Criteria: Graduating high school senior; accepted to 2-yr Stockbridge Arboriculture program or 4-yr UMass Urban Forestry program; enrolling full-time; 2.0 GPA; rec letter; preference for MA residents planning to work in MA commercial tree industry, with financial need
Info: Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: ARBORICULTURE

---- JUNE 1 Deadline ----

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (GCSAA)
GCSAA Scholars Competition – Up to $6000 (Multiple awards)
Criteria: Current turfgrass major; completed 24 credits (one year); GCSAA member; career-interest and leadership potential in golf management industry; essay; rec letter
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: TURFGRASS

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (GCSAA)
Allan MacCurrach, Jr. Award
Criteria: Non-traditional student (23 or older); graduating high school student or current Stockbridge student; completed 24 credits (one year); GCSAA member; academic excellence; activities; career-interest in golf management industry; essay; rec letter; preference for members of under-represented groups
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: TURFGRASS

HAMPDEN COUNTY 4-H IMPROVEMENT LEAGUE (HCIL) SCHOLARSHIP
Criteria: Hampden County MA resident for at least two years; member of 4-H or farm family; graduating high school senior accepted to UMass, or current UMass undergraduate or graduate student; 2.2 GPA; preference for majors in agricultural studies
Apply: Click Here to Download Application Form
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

MASSACHUSETTS NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION (MNLA)
FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE

MNLA Foundation for Educational Excellence Scholarship -- $1000
Criteria: MA resident for at least one year; majoring in Horticulture, Landscaping, or related major; maintain 2.0 GPA minimum; rec letters
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: LANDSCAPING, HORTICULTURE, PLANT/SOIL SCIENCES, or RELATED, and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- JUNE 1 DEADLINE FOR HRI SCHOLARSHIPS ----

HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (HRI) SCHOLARSHIPS
Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship
Criteria: Resident of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia; 2-yr/4-yr undergraduate or graduate student; full-time enrollment in landscaping or horticulture program; successful completion of first half of major program; GPA minimums; career interest after graduation
Specific Criteria: Click Here to View Specific Criteria for Different Scholarships
Info: Click Here to View Website
Note: Your submission applies you to multiple scholarships through HRI
Majors: LANDSCAPING, HORTICULTURE, or RELATED

HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (HRI) SCHOLARSHIPS
Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship
Criteria: New England resident (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT); 2-yr/4-yr undergraduate or graduate student; full-time enrollment in landscaping or horticulture program; successful completion of first half of major program; GPA minimums; career interest after graduation
Specific Criteria: Click Here to View Specific Criteria for Different Scholarships
Info: Click Here to View Website
Note: Your submission applies you to multiple scholarships through HRI
Majors: LANDSCAPING, HORTICULTURE, or RELATED

HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (HRI) SCHOLARSHIPS
Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship
Criteria: Southern State resident (AL, AR, FL, GA, KT, LA, MD, MS, MO, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV); 4-yr undergraduate or graduate student; full-time enrollment in horticulture or related program; successful completion of first half of major program; GPA minimums; career interest after graduation; financial need; US citizen
Specific Criteria: Click Here to View Specific Criteria for Different Scholarships
Info: Click Here to View Website
Note: Your submission applies you to multiple scholarships through HRI
Majors: HORTICULTURE or RELATED

HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (HRI) SCHOLARSHIPS
Gunter Mecking Memorial Scholarship
Criteria: 2-yr/4-yr undergraduate or graduate student; full-time enrollment in landscaping or horticulture program; successful completion of first half of major program; GPA minimums; career interest after graduation
Specific Criteria: Click Here to View Specific Criteria for Different Scholarships
Info: Click Here to View Website
Note: Your submission applies you to multiple scholarships through HRI
Majors: LANDSCAPING, HORTICULTURE, or RELATED

HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (HRI) SCHOLARSHIPS
Mugget Scholarship
Criteria: 2-yr/4-yr undergraduate or graduate student; full-time enrollment in landscaping or horticulture program; successful completion of first half of major program; GPA minimums; career interest after graduation
Specific Criteria: Click Here to View Specific Criteria for Different Scholarships
Info: Click Here to View Website
Note: Your submission applies you to multiple scholarships through HRI
Majors: LANDSCAPING, HORTICULTURE, or RELATED

HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (HRI) SCHOLARSHIPS
Spring Meadow – Proven Winners Scholarship
Criteria: 2-yr/4-yr undergraduate or graduate student; full-time enrollment in landscaping or horticulture program; successful completion of first half of major program; GPA minimums; interest in woody plant production, propagation, breeding, and/or horticultural sales and marketing
Specific Criteria: Click Here to View Specific Criteria for Different Scholarships
Info: Click Here to View Website
Note: Your submission applies you to multiple scholarships through HRI
Majors: LANDSCAPING, HORTICULTURE, or RELATED

HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (HRI) SCHOLARSHIPS
Wright Family of Alabama Scholarship
Criteria: 2-yr/4-yr undergraduate or graduate student; full-time enrollment in horticulture or related program; successful completion of first year of major program; GPA minimums; greenhouse, landscaping, or related career interest; preference for residents of Alabama (AL), but all considered; 
Specific Criteria: Click Here to View Specific Criteria for Different Scholarships
Info: Click Here to View Website
Note: Your submission applies you to multiple scholarships through HRI
Majors: LANDSCAPING, HORTICULTURE, or RELATED

---- JUNE 15 Deadline ----

MEN’S GARDEN CLUB OF ALBANY -- $500

Two $1000 awards available
Criteria:
 Graduating high school senior headed for Stockbridge, or current full-time student of Stockbridge major; all genders; preference given to residents of NY Capital region (Albany area)
Questions: Greg Goutos  ggoutos@nycap.rr.com  518-495-0148; Russ Greeman wb21lxc@comcast.net (518) 477-8321
Majors: ALL, and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- JULY 1 Deadline ----

CAPITAL REGION GOLF COURSE OWNERS ASSOCIATION (CRGCOA)
Two $1000 awards available
Criteria: Graduating high school senior bound for a golf-related college major (turfgrass); preference given to residents of NY capital region (Albany area)
Info: Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to Download Application Form
Questions: Bernie Jorgenson. 518-783-1322
Majors: TURFGRASS, and ENTERING STUDENTS

CHESTER E GOODFIELD
Criteria: Graduating high school seniors, or any UMass-enrolled first-year or sophomore student, studying any field related to agriculture; factors include GPA, leadership experience
Apply:  Apply Here  
Questions: Jessica Goodfield  jess.goodfield@gmail.com  978-729-6183
Majors: ALL, and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- JULY 9 Deadline ----

NEW YORK STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION (NYSGA) Financial Need Scholarship
Criteria: Graduating High School Student or current student in a Turfgrass major; affiliation with an NYSGA golf club; financial need; scholastic ability
Apply: 
Questions: Andrew Hickey  andrew@nysga.org   315-471-6979
Majors: TURFGRASS, and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- JULY 21 Deadline ----

KEVIN CROWE MEMORIAL FUND
Criteria: Srs in 2-yr program; soph/jr/sr in 4-yr program; 2.5 GPA min; hardship; financial need
Apply: Click here to download form
Questions: dpcrowe17@verizon.net 857-205-7351
Majors: ALL

---- JULY 31 Deadline ----

TRUE LEAF MARKET
$5000 Demetrios Agathangelides Memorial Agricultural Sciences Scholarship
Criteria: All enrolled students; demonstrate knowledge in plant science-related disciplines; essay
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: ALL, and GRADUATE STUDENTS

MASSACHUSETTS 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
4-H Agrella-Ford Scholarship

Criteria: Active member of Bristol County 4-H (in MA) for at least 3 years; graduating high school senior accepted to, or currently enrolled in college; academic standing; essay; community service activities; under age 21
Info: Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to Download Application Form
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- AUGUST 1 Deadline ----

MASSACHUSETTS 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
The Big E (Expo) / 4-H Scholarship
Criteria:
 Current or former 4-H member; with at least one year participation in the Eastern States Exposition (Big E); graduating high school senior or current undergraduate student; community service activities or leadership
Note: Award only given in even numbered years (2024, 2026, etc)
Info: Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to Download Application Form
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WESTERN MA
Interest-Free Education Loans
Criteria:
 Entering or currently enrolled, undergraduate or graduate student; resident of MA; US citizen
Note: Your single application applies you for multiple loans through this organization
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Questions: scholar@communityfoundation.org 
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- AUGUST 20 Deadline ----

PERFECT PLANTS NURSERY
South East Regional Scholarship Program -- $1000
Criteria: Rising first year/soph/jr/sr in college; planning career in horticultural industries; 3.0 GPA; essay; rec letters; financial need
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: HORTICULTURE, RELATED, and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- AUGUST 31 Deadline ----

MASSACHUSETTS 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Scott S. Robinson 4-H Scholarship -- $500
Criteria:
 Berkshire County (MA) resident; 4-H member for at least 3 years; community service; rec letter 
Apply: Click Here to Download Application Form
Majors: ALL and ENTERING STUDENTS

---- SEPTEMBER 30 Deadline ----

NORTHEASTERN GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION
Ken Stevens Memorial Scholarship -- $1500
Criteria:  Jr/sr in 4-year Turfgrass major, or sr in 2-year Turfgrass major; affiliation with NEGCSA; 2.0 GPA;
Questions: negcsa@nysta.org  518-783-1322
Majors: TURFGRASS

---- OCTOBER 1 Deadline ----

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (GCSAA)
Dr. James Watson Fellowship Program (Funded by Toro) -- $5000
Criteria: Current graduate student in field related to golf course management; future educator or researcher in the tufgrass industry; Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: TURFGRASS or RELATED

---- OCTOBER 15 Deadline ----

NEW YORK STATE TURFGRASS ASSOCIATION (NYSTA) – Several Available
Criteria: Srs in 2-yr program; soph/jr/sr in 4-yr program; completion of relevant turfgrass mgmt courses; NYSTA member; preference given to students of NYS schools
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Questions: Sue VanAmburgh  nysta@nysta.org   518-783-1229
Majors: TURF and TURF-RELATED (See website)

SPORTS FIELD MANAGERS ASSOCIATION (STMA)
(Formerly Sports Turf Managers Association)
Dr. James Watson and Dr. Fred Grau Scholarships (via SAFE)

Criteria: 2-year, 4-year, and Graduate Students in Turfgrass; GPA; contributions to school; experience in sports turf management; rec letters
Info: Click Here to View Website
Majors: TURFGRASS

SPORTS FIELD MANAGERS ASSOCIATION (STMA)
Paul Zwaska Scholarship (via Beacon Athletics) -- $2500
Criteria:
 Full-time student from under-represented group, pursuing career in sports field mgmt; 2.5 GPA contributions to school; experience in sports turf management; rec letters
Info: Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to Download Application Form
Majors: TURFGRASS

SPORTS FIELD MANAGERS ASSOCIATION (STMA)
Darian Daily Legacy Scholarship (via Beacon Athletics) – Two $2500 awards
Criteria:
 Current student in NON-Turfgrass major; parent with minimum of 3 years membership in Sports Field Managers Association National (SFMA)
Info: Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to Download Application Form
Majors: ALL BUT TURFGRASS (This supplements the organization’s turf scholarships)

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF FLORAL DESIGNERS (AIFD) FOUNDATION
AIFD Foundation Student Scholarship

Criteria: Full-time enrollment in a 2-yr or 4-yr degree program pursuing retail floriculture with emphasis on floral design; financial need, rec letters
Info: Click Here to View Website with Additional Scholarships
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: HORTICULTURE

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF FLORAL DESIGNERS (AIFD) FOUNDATION
AIFD Foundation Grant (Scholarship)

Criteria: Financial need for a proposed program or project pursuing education and the advancement or dissemination of knowledge in fields associated with floral design 
Info:
Click Here to View Website with Additional Grants
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: HORTICULTURE

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF FLORAL DESIGNERS (AIFD) FOUNDATION
Lifetime of Learning Scholarship for Professional Floral Designers

Criteria: Professional floral designer with interest in floral design and business of flowers; financial need for attendance of recognized institution, rec letters
Info: Click Here to View Website with Additional Scholarships
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: HORTICULTURE

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF FLORAL DESIGNERS (AIFD) FOUNDATION
Lifetime of Learning Scholarship for Tennessee Professional Floral Designers

Criteria: Professional floral designer, residing in Tennessee, with interest in floral design and
business of flowers; financial need for attendance of recognized institution, rec letters
Info: Click Here to View Website with Additional Scholarships
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: HORTICULTURE

---- NOVEMBER 1 Deadline ----

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS OF ASSOCIATION OF NEW ENGLAND
Troll-Dickinson Turfgrass Scholarship
 Criteria: Srs in 2-yr program; soph/jr/sr in 4-yr program;
Apply: Click Here to Download Form
Majors: TURFGRASS

---- DECEMBER 1 Deadline ----

FOUND. FOR ENVIRON. AGRICULTURE EDUCATION (FEAE) SCHOLARSHIPS
Undergraduate Scholarships Criteria: Full-time soph/jr/sr in 4-yr major broadly related to crop production (see website); transcript; resume; rec letters
Info:  Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: HORTICULTURE, PLANT/SOIL SCIENCES, SUSTAINABLE FOOD & FARMING, (see website)

Graduate Scholarships Criteria: Full-time graduate student in discipline broadly related to crop production (see website); transcript; resume; rec letters
Info: Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to View Website
Majors: SUSTAINABLE FOOD & FARMING, crop production-related, (see website)

---- DECEMBER 2 Deadline ----

CONNECTICUT TREE PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION (CTPA)
Arborist Scholarship -- Two $2000 Awards

Criteria: Connecticut resident, completion of first semester with 2.0 GPA; career interest in arboriculture or urban forestry; financial need; CT resident
Info:  Click Here to View Website
Apply: Click Here to Download Form
Majors: ARBOR, or ARBOR INDUSTRY-RELATED

---- DECEMBER 31 Deadline ----

NEW HAMPSHIRE LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION (NHLA)
NHLA Landscape Scholarship

Criteria: Landscaping interest, demonstrated by a student currently enrolled in a college landscaping degree program, a high school senior taking classes in agricultural education or horticulture related to landscape industry, or a member of NHLA enrolled or enrolling, part-time or full-time, in a landscape degree program.  Essay, statement, transcript or grade history.  Note that NH residency is not a requirement.  For 2023, the website application deadline of December 15 is extended to December 31.
Info: Click Here to View Website
Majors: LANDSCAPE, ENTERING STUDENTS