Eligibility: Applicants must be New Jersey residents. They must be enrolled in the Landscape and Horticultural Technology Program at County College of Morris and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. If awarded the scholarship, the recipient will be expected to give a 10-minute speech on his or her horticultural interests and goals at the Arboretum's annual meeting. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal essay, transcript, a list of the courses that currently are being taken and four letters of recommendation are required.
The Benjamin C. Blackburn Scholarship Committee 353 East Hanover Avenue P.O. Box 1295 Morristown, NJ 07962-1295
Eligibility: Applicant must be pursuing an advanced degree in wildlife, zoology, botany, ecology or other biological sciences that are related to wetlands ecology. Selection is based on dedication to wetland preservation, high academic achievement and the merit of the project submitted.
How to apply: Applicants must send a one-page proposal summary of original research or a management project, a resume, a statement of interest, a letter of support from a faculty member and a list of at least two references to the California Waterfowl Association. There is no formal application form.
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Ohio and must be enrolled in a postsecondary degree program related to environmental science, plant science, horticulture, floriculture, city planning or wildlife. They must be rising undergraduate juniors, undergraduate seniors or graduate students and have a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, personal statement, financial aid statement and three letters of recommendation are required.
Eligibility: Applicants must be Vermont residents who are college juniors, seniors or graduate students and must major horticulture, landscape, design, conservation, forestry, agronomy, plant pathology or biology with a special interest in plants, ecology and allied subjects. They must be full-time students at an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Previous winners may reapply.
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, list of extracurricular activities, letter of application, transcript and three letters of recommendation are required.
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be rising undergraduate freshmen, sophomores or juniors who have a high school diploma or a GED. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must plan to enroll or be enrolled at an 1890 Land Grant institution and have plans to major in agriculture; agriculture business/management; agriculture economics; agricultural engineering/mechanics; agricultural productions and technology; agronomy or crop science; animal science; botany; farm and range management; fish, game or wildlife management; food services/technology; forestry and related services; home economics/nutrition/human development; horticulture; natural resources management; soil conservation/soil science or other related disciplines (e.g., biological sciences, pre-veterinary medicine or computer science). They must also have proven leadership skills and must have experience with community service. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to apply: Applications are available by request from the Civil Rights Enforcement and Compliance section of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service branch of the USDA. An application form and supporting materials are required.
c/o Juanita Whiting 1400 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20250