Individuals and companies provide lasting support for the horticultural industry through bequests and donations to the Washington State Nursery & Landscape Scholarship and Research Charitable Fund. This charitable foundation takes the gifts it receives, manages the fund for growth, and distributes scholarships and grants annually to support horticultural education for students and funding for horticultural research. Since it’s inception over $500,000 has been awarded in scholarships and grants. On average, $20,000 is awarded to students and horticultural research professionals annually. Deadline – February 28.
One scholarship of $500 awarded each year, due December 1st.
General scholarship grants for any full-time or part-time student, including technical schools and community colleges, majoring in Horticulture, Plant Science or Journalism, with an interest in garden communications.
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), founded in 1962, has provided more than $7.5 million in covering a broad range of production, environmental, and business issues important to the green industry. Nearly $11 million is committed to the endowment by individuals, corporations and associations.
Applications due May 15th each year.
Available to all in the floriculture/horticulture field of study.
Two Educational Foundation Scholarships of $1,000.
Available to students enrolled in a technical or community college offering a landscape/horticulture program.
Must enroll to take a minimum of 7 credits per quarter.
Two Rick Pankow Memorial Scholarships of $2,000.
Two scholarships awarded each year, due March 15th.
Available to matriculated students pursuing education in horticulture, botany, landscape design, landscape architecture or environmental science.
Scholarships awarded each year, due April 1st.
Available to students studying or planning to study in the area of horticulture in an accredited technical school, vocational school, community college or four-year college/university.
Multiple scholarships are awarded throughout the year are available to currently enrolled students. Many local garden clubs have scholarships for students in their areas. Students can become members and attend meetings for more information.
Through the National FFA Foundation, businesses and individuals support scholarships that are awarded to students with a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals. Scholarships support non-FFA and FFA high school seniors and collegiate members.