American Floral Endowment (AFE)

AFE Scholarships in Floriculture and Horticulture

  • AFE has more than 30 scholarships that are awarded each year, ranging from $500-$ 5,000.
  • Eligibility: Sophomore through graduate-level college students pursuing degrees in floriculture and horticultural fields only. Applicants must be pursuing a career in or related to floriculture or horticulture, be a citizen or resident of U.S. or Canada or be enrolled in an accredited education institution in the U.S. or Canada, have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Apply
  • Deadline: May 1st of each year

AFE Intern Scholarship Programs

  • The Vic & Margaret Ball and the Mosmiller Intern Scholarship programs include a paid internship, along with a scholarship upon successful completion of the internship.
  • Apply at AFE Internships
  • Applications for internships are reviewed twice a year (March 1st and October 1st)

AmericanHort Scholars

The AmericanHort Scholars program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are attending 2- and 4-year colleges and universities. The focus of the program is on professional development, including attending educational sessions, networking, and working with industry mentors at Cultivate. 6 students are chosen each year.

Applications available in fall

Apply for AmericanHort Scholars

American Society for Horticultural Science Scholars Award (ASHS)

Two annual scholarships in the amount of $1,500 will be given to each of two undergraduate students major in horticulture at a four-year institution of higher education who meet the criteria listed. Applicants must be nominated by the chair/head of the department in which they are majoring, but only one applicant per department may be nominated.

Eligibility: Undergraduate student of any class standing at the time of application registered as a fall-time student actively pursuing a degree in horticulture, academic excellence, participation in extracurricular, leadership and research activities, commitment to horticultural science profession and related horticultural experiences.

Deadline: February 4, 2023


American Society of Agronomy Awards and Scholarships

Awards are available for both undergraduates and graduates recognizing academic achievement and leadership. Explore the many opportunities offered and check the eligibility criteria for each.

Deadline: March 23rd


Bartlett Tree Foundation Inc. At-Large Scholarship

Available to students in CAHNR interested in arboriculture or urban forestry, awarded by the Bartlett Tree Foundation.

Crop Science Society of America Awards and Scholarships

Awards are available for both undergraduates and graduates recognizing academic achievement and leadership. Explore the many opportunities offered and check the eligibility criteria for each.

Deadline: March 23rd


Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut Scholarship

Eligible students must be entering their junior or senior year or be graduate students in any certified college or university, be legal residents of Connecticut (have a Connecticut Drivers License and/or be registered to vote here) and be majoring in one of the following fields: Agronomy, Botany, City Planning, Conservation, Environmental Studies, Floriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Land Management, Landscape Design, Plant Pathology, or allied subject. They must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: July 1st of each year


Garden Club of America Scholarships

The Garden Club of America offers 29 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in 12 areas related to conservation, ecology, horticulture, and pollinator research. In 2022, over $350,000 were awarded to 78 scholars. Available to graduates and undergraduates, check eligibility for each award.

Deadlines: early January-February


Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Scholarships

Students pursuing careers in the golf course industry can apply for GCSAA awards, grants, and programs. There are applications for undergraduate and graduate students, check each for eligibility.

Dr. James Watson Fellowship Program: Applicants must be candidates for master's or doctoral degrees in fields related to golf course management. Deadline: Oct 1.

The GCSAA Scholars Competition: 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. Deadline: June 10th

Allan MacCurrach Jr. Award: Applicants must be enrolled in a college or technical school and majoring in a field related to golf course management, planning a career as a superintendent or related profession, be 23 years of age or older and be a GCSAA member to be eligible. Applications open March 1, and close June 1. 

Horticultural Research Institute Scholarships

Undergraduates enrolled in a two- or four-year institution in a landscape/horticulture program. Personal essay required, check for eligibility.

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are accepted between February 15, and June 1, 2023.


Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship

The Joseph Shinoda Memorial Foundation is committed to assisting students to complete their education in floriculture or horticulture or a closely related field. Each year scholarships are awarded to worthy students. Criteria for awards are career goals, work and extra-curricular experience, financial need, and grades. Awarded to undergraduate students attending a two or four-year university or first year only of graduate school specializing in floriculture or a closely related field. Awards range from $500 - $7,000.

Deadline: April 25


Perennial Plant Foundation Scholarships

Five (5) scholarships awarded for $1,000 each. Awardees will attend the Perennial Plant Association's National Symposium.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from a two-year, four-year, or graduate certificate (Canada) program with a major or minor in horticulture or a related field such as environmental science, landscape architecture, or agribusiness. Graduate students in the above fields. Minimum in-major 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Application opens late winter/early spring each year


Professional Grounds Management Society Scholarships

Applicants must be current students of horticulture, at least in their first year of college, or recently graduated from high school, sponsored by a PGMS member, and studying landscape and grounds management, turf management, or a closely related field. 

2024 Scholarship application information will be available in December 2023.


Proven Winners Horticulture Scholarship

4-Year University Scholarship: Students must be enrolled full-time in a four-year university in the U.S. or Canada and be at least a sophomore during the academic year. Master’s and Ph.D. level students are also eligible. Students needed to have at least one year of school left before graduation and must be enrolled in Horticultural Science or related fields. At least three $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually.

Technical or 2-year institution scholarship: enrolled full-time in an accredited Technical or 2-year post-secondary institution in the U.S. or Canada. Incoming and established students with at least one year of classes left are eligible. Must be enrolled in Horticultural Science or related fields. Minimum GPA of 3.0. Proven Winners will award five $2,000 scholarships annually.

Deadline: April 15


Soil Science Society of America Awards and Scholarships

Awards are available for both undergraduates and graduates recognizing academic achievement and leadership. Explore the many opportunities offered and check the eligibility criteria for each.

Deadline: March 23rd


Sports Field Management Association Scholarships

For students pursuing a career in the sports turf industry. Undergraduates and graduates are judged on academics, cumulative grade point average, experience in turf management, and provided references.

Paul Zwaska Scholarship, Darian Daily Scholarship, Dr. James Watson Graduate Scholarship, Dr. James Watson Scholarship for Graduate, Four-year and Two-year students, Dr. Fred Grau Scholarship.

Deadline for all Scholarship/Grant Applications is Oct. 15


Page last updated: 4/20/2023