Scholarships

Scholarship Announcements

General Scholarships

Undergraduate students in Horticulture at Virginia Tech receive over $50,000 in scholarship funds each year from generous donors and organizations. Many of these scholarships are endowed by Horticulture friends and alumni to support undergraduates in their pursuit of a career in Horticulture. In addition, Horticulture students are eligible for a host of scholarships from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. There are scholarships available for both new and advanced students. Many are specifically for students with particular career goals or from particular regions of the state. All students who would benefit from scholarship assistance are encouraged to see Tabitha Hartman in 301–C Saunders Hall for more information.

How to Apply

To apply for all of these scholarships, log in with your pid and password to https://cals-prod-1.db.vt.edu/pages/login.php. Application deadline is February 1st for consideration the following academic year. Only one form is needed to apply for all available scholarships within Horticulture and CALS.

 

Scholarship Announcements

Most recent announcements at the top

Horticulture Research Institute has seven scholarship funds, $18,500 in total! Application deadline September 8, 2017. More information.

Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund Twelve $1,500 scholarships for horticulture students in the southeast. Application deadline May 26, 2017. More information.

VNLA Scholarships two or more scholarships of $1,500. Application deadline April 15, 2017. Apply here.

Scholarships to attend the 25th Annual National Children and Youth Garden Symposium. Application deadline March 17, 2017. Application.

Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association Scholarships Two $1,000 scholarships. Application deadline April 1, 2017. Apply here.

John "Buster"Beier Memorial Excellence Fund This fund provides funding for undergraduate research, conference travel, study abroad travel, and unpaid co-ops and internships. All CALS majors are encouraged to apply, preference given to those in APSC major. Application deadline is February 1, 2017. Apply here.

Bartlett Tree Foundation Scholarships Two $1,000 scholarships. Submit a one page narrative, outlining your accomplishments, academic record and career aspirations. The Foundation selection committee will review the student’s narrative and notify you once the committee has made the selections. The narratives must be sent no later than January 17, 2017 for the spring semester. Please email all narratives to: Alan H. Jones, at ajones@bartlett.com and Charlotte Combs at ccombs@bartlett.com

Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association Scholarship For students pursuing a career in green industry communications. $2,500 Application deadline March 1, 2017. More information.

Trees Virginia Scholarships For students with an expressed interest in a career related to studying, planning, designing, and conserving urban and community forests. $1,700 for an undergraduate at 4 year college, $1,500 for a graduate student. Application deadline November 30th, 2016. More information.

American Floral Endowment: Vic and Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program and Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Program Application deadline October 1, 2016. More information.

Virginia Horticultural Foundation. One $1,500 scholarship. Application deadline October 31st. More information.

Davey Arbor Grant Each year, Davey Tree Expert Company awards approximately 40 $1,000 scholarships to students seeking a degree in forestry, urban forestry, arboriculture and horticulture. Application deadline September 23, 2016. More information.

Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund Twelve $1,500 scholarships for horticulture students in the southeast. Application deadline May 27, 2016. More information.

Garden Club of America Scholarships 27 merit based scholarships in 12 areas. Various application deadlines. More information here.

Northern Neck Vegetable Growers Association Scholarships three scholarships totalling $10,000. Application deadline May 5, 2016. Application and more information.

VNLA Scholarships two or more scholarships of $1,500. Application deadline April 15, 2016. Apply here.

CALS Scholarship Application deadline March 1, 2016. Apply here.

Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association Scholarships Two $1,000 scholarships. Application deadline April 1, 2016. Apply here.

Americal Floral Endowment Scholarships Over 20 scholarships available. Application deadline May 1st each year. More information.

Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Scholarships up to $5,000. Application deadline March 30, 2016. More information.

Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. Last year four students were awarded scholaships totalling $15,000. Application deadline February 19, 2016.Application.

Frances Sylvia Zverina Scholarship $10,000. Must have completed 2 years of undergraduate study by August 2016. Application deadline April 1, 2016. Apply here.

American Floral Endowment: Two Intern Scholarship Programs Application deadline March 1, 2016. Learn more about the Vic and Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program and the Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Program.

Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association 2016 Scholarship $1,000 for rising college seniors who also graduated from a Virginia highschool in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Application deadline April 1, 2016. More information and application.

Goldsmith Scholarship Program Two $5,000 scholarships in the fields of plant breeding and ornamental horticulture. Application deadline February 15, 2016. More information.

George W. Shreckhise Memorial Scholarship for students planning to study horticulture or arboriculture at Virginia Tech University. Three $1,000 scholarships. Application deadline is February 29, 2016. More information and apply here.

John "Buster"Beier Memorial Excellence Fund This fund provides funding for undergraduate research, conference travel, study abroad travel, and unpaid co-ops and internships. All CALS majors are encouraged to apply, preference given to those in APSC major. Application deadline is February 15, 2016. Apply here.

Proven Winners Horticulture Scholarship Program Five $5,000 scholarships, and five $2,000 scholarships. Application deadline April 1st. More information.

Grow It! The Plantastic Idea Scholarship Three $1,000 scholarships. Essay topic: If we sent you two GrowIt! t-shirts, $1,000, a Square Card Reader, and a roll of duct tape, what would you do to change the world of plants forever? Let us know in 1,000 words or less. We want to know your Plantastic Idea! Application deadline: March 31, 2016. More information.

Bartlett Tree Foundation Scholarships Two $1,000 scholarships. Submit a one page narrative, outlining your accomplishments, academic record and career aspirations. The Foundation selection committee will review the student’s narrative and notify you once the committee has made the selections. The narratives must be sent no later than January 17, 2016 for the spring semester. Please email all narratives to: Alan H. Jones, at ajones@bartlett.com and Charlotte Combs at ccombs@bartlett.com

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