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 15th.
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.
JOHN D. BERGEN & JOHN H. BERGEN SCHOLARSHIP
For students majoring in horticulture, selected based on financial need and in satisfactory academic standing.
DR. ERNEST L. BERGMAN FELLOWSHIP
Awarded to graduate students in the Horticulture Department who are involved in the areas of plant nutrition and vegetable production.
ARTHUR G. BOUQUET SCHOLARSHIP
Given to a junior or senior majoring in Horticulture with at least a 2.5 GPA. Academic performance, leadership ability, and financial need are all taken into consideration.
THE WILBUR W. BURKHART SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to students studying viticulture and enology at Oregon State University. Students must be from the Pacific Northwest.
HORTICULTURE SOCIETY SCHOOL (CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE 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.
GEORGE CROOKHAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Honors a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in Horticulture, preferably with an interest in plant breeding. The recipient is a student in good academic standing and worthy of recognition.
WM PAUL AND ELSA DANSKINE AGRICULTURAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is to support students studying permaculture, organic and/or sustainable agriculture, who demonstrate financial need, and are employed part- or full-time during school to partially self-fund their education. The scholarship shall be available to students in both the Departments of Crop and Soil Science and Horticulture. If no qualified student(s) can be found meeting that criteria, the award may be given to veterans pursuing degrees in any area within the Departments of Crop and Soil Science and Horticulture.
PATRICIA E. DE JONG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is for a student enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences with a preference for those who are studying therapeutic horticulture and have demonstrated financial need. When applicable, this scholarship will go to the same student annually, as long as they are studying therapeutic horticulture and in good standing with the university. Recipients are to be selected in accordance with the University's policies and procedures for awarding scholarships and fellowships.
CHARLOTTE L. AND WILLIS P. DURUZ SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a undergraduate student with at least a 3.0 GPA who has completed an internship or holds a job in a horticultural field.
WAYNE ENDICOTT SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Horticulture. Eligible students must have a GPA of 3.0+ and must be a graduate of an Oregon high school. Preference is given to students who are members of 4-H, FFA, or related organizations.
GERRIT EVENSEN SCHOLARSHIP
In memory of Gerrit Evensen, a former student in the Department of Horticulture. This scholarship is awarded to students with financial need and who demonstrate a commitment to sustainable practices in landscaping or nursery or food production.
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.
TEX FRAZIER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate horticulture students with a strong interest in and career plans in the area of vegetable breeding.
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.
GILMAN KEASEY MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP
This fellowship is given to a graduate student in horticulture preferably to those with research interest in ornamental plant breeding.
EZRA J. KRAUS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Available to students in ornamental horticulture on the basis of financial need and scholarship.
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.
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.
Use the linked application forms in the scholarship descriptions to apply for the following scholarships and determine the application due dates:
BENTON COUNTY MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION - MARIE MADISON HORTICULTURE SCHOLARSHIPThis $1000 award is available to an OSU or LBCC student who has declared a major in botany, horticulture, or plant science. They must have successfully completed at least 24 college credits and have demonstrated interest and involvement in activities relevant to the goals of Benton County Master Gardeners. Successful applicants will demonstrate community activity and support. Apply by April 15, 2021. The 2021 application is available here: The 2021 brochure on the scholarship is available here:
WESTERN RESERVE HERB SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
The Western Reserve Herb Society Scholarship Committee annually offers two scholarships for undergraduate college students majoring in horticulture and/or allied fields. These scholarships represent one aspect of our Society's mission: Education about herbs and plant sciences related to the sustainability of our earth. Western Reserve Herb Society Horticulture Scholarship Online Application The deadline to apply is February 28, 2021.
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.
BRIGHTER BLOOMS NURSERY
The new Brighter Blooms Nursery Scholarship is a privately funded scholarship. The winning student receives $500 to be applied for school expenses like tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board. Applicants are asked to submit a two-page essay on a past experience in landscaping, horticulture, or the outdoors. Apply online. (The 2021 scholarship information has not yet been posted to the Brighter Blooms Nursery sight. Check back in June 2021).
GARDEN CLUB OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP
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. For more information visit their website.
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 more information visit their website. For application materials, contact Amanda Howard, employment administrator, at (800) 472-7878 ext. 4424.
ExtremeTerrain STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
Two $2,500 scholarships are offered to students pursuing a degree in Biology, Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems. One scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester and another for the spring semester each year. Scholarship page: https://www.extremeterrain.com/scholarships.html
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. More information on this scholarship and the NTA is available by contacting Paul Ramsdell, the executive director of the NTA, at email@example.com.
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. 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. Apply online.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 March 15, 2021. 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. Find information and applications for scholarships on the Washington Wine Grape Industry website. Use a universal application to the WWIP to be considered for the following scholarships: Horse Heaven Hills, Walter J. Clore and the WWIP Foundation Scholarship.
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. Find information and applications for scholarships on the Washington Wine Grape Industry website. Use a universal application to the WWIP to be considered for this scholarship.
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. Find information and applications for scholarships on the Washington Wine Grape Industry website. Use a universal application to the WWIP to be considered for this scholarship.
GEORGE & SUSAN CARTER SCHOLARSHIP
The George & Susan Carter Scholarship was established in 2017 as an endowed fund in honor of Washington State University researcher and winemaker George Carter and his wife, Susan. George Carter worked side by side with Dr. Walter Clore and the two were close friends. As part of his day-to-day activities, Carter developed a system for classifying American, European, and hybrid grape varietals. In recognition of his wine making accomplishments, Carter was elevated to a Supreme Knight in the International Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine. This scholarship was established to assist students of limited means to attain associates, bachelors, and graduate level degrees in viticulture and enology. The George & Susan Carter Scholarship is a $1,000 auto-renewing scholarship awarded to one student for up to four years. Find information and applications for scholarships on the Washington Wine Grape Industry website. Use a universal application to the WWIP to be considered for this scholarship.
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.
Scholarships for students studying landscaping at an institution with an accredited NALP membership. NALP’s Foundation grants scholarships to students enrolled in landscape contracting or horticultural programs at two- and four-year colleges and universities. Scholarships are funded by "Ambassadors” who are passionate about supporting the next generation of landscape professionals. Scholarships are presented annually at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition. Applications for 2022 will open September 2021. More information.
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.
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 2020 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. Apply by April 15, 2021. More information and apply online.
FUTURE ORGANIC FARMER GRANT FUND
With fewer young people going into agriculture, many experts and sector leaders are concerned about the future of American farming. New organic farmers and entrepreneurs are needed to meet the demand for organic products that are healthy for both people and the planet. The Future Organic Farmers program provides financial support for organic education from middle school through college. Future Organic Farmer offers two grants for $1,000 and $5,000. Find out if you are eligible here and apply online. Deadline is May 14, 2021.
PERFECT PLANTS SCHOLARSHIP
Perfect Plants is a family-owned plant nursery based in north Florida. They offer an annual scholarship for students in the field of horticulture or agriculture with an award of $1000 annually. Apply by August 20th.You can find more information about our scholarship program here: https://myperfectplants.com/scholarship-application/.