Scholarships

There are many scholarships available to undergraduate students in the Department of Horticulture and the College of Agricultural Sciences.  There is now one online application used to apply for all of these scholarships. The application is open October 1st and is due no later than February 1st. 

Online Scholarship Application

Scholarships Offered by the Department of Horticulture

ROLLAND A. BEGLAU MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a major in horticulture. Preference given to those studying some aspect of pomology or vegetable production.

DEAN AND MARY BREDENKAMP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
A $2,500 scholarship awarded annually for a student studying food cropping systems within the Department of Horticulture. Recipients will be juniors or seniors in good academic standing. Preference should be given to students who have not only shown scholarly excellence, but who have also been involved in industry internships.

THE WILBUR W. BURKHART SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is for an undergraduate in horticulture exhibiting financial need.

TOM COOK LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship honors Tom Cook, a former faculty member of the OSU Department of Horticulture who oversaw the Turf Management Program. A scholarship given to undergraduate students studying in the Turf Management Program.

GENERAL DILLINGHAM PRODUCE INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIP
Award to a junior or senior full-time student intending to enter fresh fruit and vegetable industry in an area between production and marketing. The award is based on sincerity of purpose, character, leadership, scholastic record, and financial need.

BRUCE FADDIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
A 1-3 term tuition scholarship (in-state) awarded annually in the summer to students who will be graduating during the next school year. Eligible students must be pursuing careers as golf course superintendents, have significant practical experience at golf courses, and demonstrate a commitment to the industry via activities in and out of classes and involvement with Turf Club and turf projects at the Lewis-Brown Farm. Academic performance and financial need are secondary considerations.

GROW AND SHOW GARDEN CLUB
One or more awards as funds are made available by the Club. Limited to juniors and seniors in horticulture who show evidence of ability, promise, and need for minimum college expenses.

JACKSON COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS ASSOCIATION
Honors a Jackson County High School graduate who will be a junior, senior, or graduate student to further his or her education in a plant-related field (includes all horticulture options). Requirements: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Requires two letters of recommendation, one from an instructor, and also an interview (by phone if needed) with the Jackson County Master Gardener Scholarship Committee.

EZRA J. KRAUS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Available to students in ornamental horticulture on the basis of financial need and scholarship.

OREGON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION - JANE KERR PLATT SCHOLARSHIP
Jane Kerr Platt Memorial Awards available to honor Jane Kerr Platt whose garden in west Portland is an extraordinary collection of unusual plant materials. Selection based on academic achievement and financial need, and interest in landscape design, propagation, and/or use of native plant materials. Must be a graduate of a U.S. high school.

OREGON FEDERATION OF GARDEN CLUBS – CLAIRE HANLEY SCHOLARSHIP
A scholarship for an Oregon resident sophomore or upper division student majoring in production or landscape horticulture. Awarded on the basis of excellence in scholarship, personal qualifications and financial need. U.S. citizenship required.

OREGON MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION RAY MCNEILAN SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a junior or senior horticulture major. To receive this award, a junior must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or above, and a senior must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.

POLK COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS
Awarded to a junior or senior (if none available, to graduate students). Preference for graduates of Polk County High School. If not available, needs to be graduate of Oregon high school in adjacent rural county. Based on financial need and being in good academic standing.

REDMOND GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
A $500 award for a full-time junior, senior, or graduate student. First consideration given to applicants from Central Oregon. Preference given to members of the Ornamental and Landscape Club who have a connection to the Extension program (4-H or internship).

JAY FRANK SCHMIDT SCHOLARSHIP
A scholarship with a preference for students studying ornamental or nursery plants. Based on financial need and academic achievement. Must be an Oregon resident.

ARTHUR THOMAS AND LULA MAY MATTHEWS SCHOLARSHIP
An award of varying amount given to a sophomore, junior or senior horticulture major selected by the Department of Horticulture faculty.

DONALD VOORHIES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
A $1000 scholarship funded by the Willamette Valley Vineyards. The recipient must be enrolled full-time, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and be studying viticulture. Can be awarded to a graduate student.

FLORENCE A. WINGER SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship commemorates the life of Florence A. Winger, who had a lifelong interest in horticulture. A scholarship given to full time students pursuing a degree in Agricultural Science with an emphasis in horticulture. Students shall maintain a 3.5 GPA. Financial need shall be a criterion of this award.

JASON OLIVER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients will be undergraduate and/or graduate student studying in the Turf Management Program carrying a 3.25 GPA or above within the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Students are to be selected in accordance with the University's policies and procedures for awarding scholarships and fellowships.

Scholarships Offered by the College of Agricultural Sciences

The College of Agricultural Sciences administers a number of scholarships available to agriculture majors. Listed below are those specially open to horticulture majors.

LEO L. ANDERSON JR.MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Agriculture or Home Economics (rotates each year between colleges). Leadership skills, academic achievement, experience in Extension-related activities, career goal in Extension Service.

DON BURLINGHAM SCHOLARSHIP
Based on need, leadership and character.

WAYNE & JOANNE CHAMBERS SCHOLARSHIP
Sophomore who has graduated from an Oregon high school with demonstrated financial need and personal contribution to educational expenses.

ROD FRAKES SCHOLARSHIP
Undergraduate or graduate student. Intended for a dependent of an Oregon grass seed grower. GPA: 2.5 or better for undergraduates; 3.0 or better for graduates. Preference given to crop and soil science majors.

FRIENDS OF OREGON AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP
Undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated academic achievement and the desire to pursue a career in agriculture.

JESS HANSON SCHOLARSHIP
For graduates of Oregon's Benton County high schools. Based on need and/or scholastic merit.

URSULA BOLT KNAUS
Based on financial need and 2.5 or better cumulative GPA.

McMINNVILLE WOMEN'S GARDEN CLUB
Recipient selected by donor.

BEN & PHYLLIS NEWELL SCHOLARSHIP
Sophomore student who has demonstrated financial need and personal contribution to education expenses.

DORIS MARDIS TIBBETTS SCHOLARSHIP
Sophomore, Junior or Senior student who is well-rounded in leadership, scholarship and career objectives, minimum 2.5 GPA.

YAMHILL COUNTY WOMEN FOR AGRICULTURE
Recipient selected by donor.

Outside Scholarships

Use the linked application forms in the scholarship descriptions to apply for the following scholarships and determine the application due dates:

ANNIE'S HOMEGROWN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Annie's Homegrown, is the maker of natural and organic mac & cheese, and a dedicated sustainability supporter. The Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship program will award $50,000 in scholarship assistance each year to some very deserving students.

Annie's believes healthy farms are the foundation for healthy foods (which help make healthy people!), so it is proud to support the next generation of sustainability stewards. Apply online.

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ENOLOGY AND VITICULTURE
The American Society for Enology and Viticulture annually awards numerous scholarships to students pursuing a degree in enology, viticulture, or in a curriculum emphasizing a science basic to the wine and grape industry.

More Information and Apply Online

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE
Two annual scholarships in the amount of $1500 will be given to each of two undergraduate students majoring in horticulture at a four-year institution of higher education who meet the criteria listed below.

1. An undergraduate student of any class standing at the time of the application.

2. Registered as full-time student (minimum 10 credit hours) and actively pursuing a degree in horticulture.

3. Excellence in academic and scholastic performance in the major (an area of horticulture) and supporting areas of science.

4. Participation in extracurricular activities, leadership, and research activities relating to horticulture.

5. Participation in university and community service.

6. Demonstrate commitment to the horticulture profession and related career fields.

7. Related horticultural experiences.
Applicants must be nominated by their chair/department head in which they are majors, but only one applicant per department may be nominated. Deadline is February 1. More information

ROBERT FELIX MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Established by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) through their former National Arborist Foundation, these scholarships are funded by annual gifts from TCIA and its member's individual donations.

The annual scholarship program provides up to four scholarships of $3,000 each for college students studying arboriculture, urban forestry or a related field with the intention of entering the profession of arboriculture.

Students interested in this scholarship, must complete their application and submit reference letters by May 1. Apply online.

GARDEN CLUB OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIPApplication
Numerous scholarships are available. Apply online.

GCSAA SCHOLARS COMPETITION
Selection criteria for this program includes academic excellence, work experience, extracurricular activities and potential to become a leading professional in the golf course management industry. These scholarships range from $500 to $6,000. Applicants must be enrolled in a recognized undergraduate program in a major field related to turf management, have completed at least 24 credit hours or the equivalent of one year of full-time study in the appropriate major, and be a member of GCSAA. The annual deadline is June 1. For application materials, please contact Amanda Howard, employment administrator, at (800) 472-7878 ext. 4424

GCSAA STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST
The golf course management profession is the basis of this contest. This program awards scholarships totaling $4,500 to applicants who are undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in turfgrass science, agronomy or any other field related to golf course management. The original essays should be seven to 12 pages in length. The winning essay may be featured in the online version of GCM. The annual deadline is March 31. For application materials, contact Amanda Howard, employment administrator, at (800) 472-7878 ext. 4424.

HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Awards range from $1000 to $3000. Must be of Hispanic heritage, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have earned at least 15 undergraduate college credits with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Based on financial need and academic achievement. Apply online.

LAWNCARE.NET SUSTAINABLE LAWNCARE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP
For a student pursuing a career in a field related to horticulture, landscaping, or environmental studies. For more information visit http://www.lawncare.net/scholarship/.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STATE GARDEN CLUBS
$3500 awarded to encourage study of horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city planning, land management and allied subjects. Only one applicant per state; 34 advanced annual scholarships. Apply online.

NORTHWEST TURFGRASS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
A $750 scholarship awarded annually in the fall to students pursuing careers in the turf industry. Preference is given to students with strong academic records, a history of industry involvement, and potential to become industry leaders. Applications arrive at the Department of Horticulture office in early spring and must be submitted to the NTA by April. Recipients are notified in late spring.

OREGON ASSOCIATION OF NURSERIES SCHOLARSHIPS
Several scholarships are offered, with the intent to encourage students to enter into and complete their academic studies in ornamental horticulture, and then to enter the nursery industry as qualified employees of fellow nursery professionals. Personal interviews may be conducted prior to final selection by Oregon Nurserymen's Foundation Committee. More information.

OREGON GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION (OGCSA) SCHOLARSHIP
A $500+ scholarship awarded to students of junior standing or higher pursuing careers as golf course superintendents. Preference is given to students with strong academic records and extensive golf course work experience. It also helps if you are a student member of OGCSA and have worked for a member of the organization. Selection is made by a committee of OGCSA members.

OREGON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Two or more scholarships awarded to undergraduate students in horticulture or related fields. Preference is given to horticulture majors. Recipients selected by the Oregon Horticultural Society Scholarship Committee. Apply online.

OREGON SEED ASSOCIATION
Scholarships for freshmen, sophomores or juniors in horticulture, agricultural and resource economics, and crop science. Award is based on interest in agriculture, the Oregon Seed Association, and a high level of academic achievement. Departments select qualified candidates who in turn are interviewed by the Oregon Seed Association Scholarship Committee. Scholarship applications available from the Advising Center of the OSU Crop and Soil Science Department.

OSU FOLK CLUB – FOR OLDER-THAN-AVERAGE WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP
$1800 scholarship awards to women who are U.S. citizens, residents of Benton County, over the age of 25 at application deadline date and who will attend OSU and carry at least 8 credits per term. Principal criteria are financial need and merit. Apply online.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

For students with an interest/experience in the vegetable industry. Eligible applicants must be high school graduates planning to attend an institution of higher education (university, college, or technical program), current undergraduates, or graduate students.  This scholarship is renewable for one additional year. This scholarship can be used in any area of study, with preference given in the following order: 1. Members (and immediate family) in Agriculture 2. Non Members - General agriculture 3. Members – Other areas of interest 4. Non Members - Other areas of interest. Application may be found on www.pnva.org. For more information and an application, contact: Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association, 100 N. Fruitland, Suite B, Kennewick, WA 99336, 509/585-5460, FAX: 509/585-2671, E-mail: snolan@agmgt.com. Applications are due April 30th.

SPORTS TURF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 
SAFE annually awards scholarships to students who are planning a career in the sports turf industry. Since its inception, the SAFE Foundation has presented more then $150,000 in scholarships and travel to the STMA Conference and Exhibition to more than 75 students. Apply online.

JOHN WRIGHT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
A $2,000 John Wright Memorial Scholarship is available for high school seniors and returning college students interested in a career in arboriculture. Established in 2008 by the Wright Tree Service, the intent of this award is to enable undergraduate-level students to attend college without accumulating burdensome debt.
Deadline for applications is June 15. Apply online.

WASHINGTON WINE GRAPE INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIPS
The Washington Wine Industry Foundation is offering four sets of scholarships totaling more than $13,000 for students interested in viticulture or enology. All scholarships must be postmarked by November 30 and are available to high school seniors up to those seeking advanced degrees.

HORSE HEAVEN HILLS WINE GROWERS SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,500 scholarship was established for students who are residents of Benton, Yakima or Klickitat counties. The scholarship was created by industry members dedicated to promoting education of grape growing and wine production.

WALTER J. CLORE SCHOLARSHIP
These scholarships range from $500 - $2,000 and was established in 1997 by the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers in honor of Dr. Clore’s grape research and lifetime achievements in the field of viticulture and enology.

JOHN FARMER SCHOLARSHIP
Includes six scholarships between $500 and $2,000 to students with a demonstrated financial need. The scholarship was established by family and friends of John Farmer, a prominent and much loved and respected wine grape grower.

S.W. (BILL) PRESTON SCHOLARSHIP
This is a $3,000 scholarship awarded to a student studying in Washington. Established by Preston Premium Wines and Preston Vineyard. Bill Preston was a visionary in the wine industry and was repeatedly recognized for his achievements, including being the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wine Grape Growers Association and the first inductee to the Legends of Washington Hall of Fame.  Applications must be postmarked by November 30. More information.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION
Three $1,000 scholarships awarded to undergraduates and graduate students in vegetable production or general agriculture. Preference given also to members or immediate family members of the Association. Apply online.

PLANET 
Scholarships for students studying landscaping at an institution with an accredited PLANET Professional Landcare Network Curriculum and/or with a PLANET Student Chapter Membership. More information and apply online.

RUTH ROSE RICHARDSO PARK MEMORIAL AWARD SCHOLARSHIP
This $1000 award was established in 1988-89 by the Multnomah Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. It is awarded annually to sophomore and higher students majoring in Horticulture.

SHINODA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Majoring in a degree program related to the field of floriculture and intending to work in some area of commercial floriculture in the United States. Apply online.

TIMOTHY SCOTT WIRTH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
To provide financial assistance to deserving students from Linn County who are enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences at OSU.

TOCA (Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association)
To qualify, students must major or minor in technical communications or a green industry related field such as horticulture, plant sciences, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, etc. The applicant also must demonstrate an interest in using this course of study in the field of communications. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or above and a 3.0 in the major area of study (based on a 4.0 scale). Students enrolled in the fall of 2006 can apply for the scholarship. Eligibility, as determined by the TOCA Board of Directors, extends to two and four year program students attending institutions that offer turf management curriculums. More information and apply online.