Horticulture

Scholarships

Several scholarships are available to horticulture and prospective horticulture students, including, but not limited to, those offered by the following organizations:


ALDERWOOD GARDEN CLUB*

The Alderwood Garden Club encourages members to attend monthly meetings held the first Thursday of the month and to participate in club fund-raisers (the proceeds from these events is returned to the community.

The club also offers an annual Scholarship to a qualified candidate pursuing a certificate or degree in a Horticulture-related field.

Alderwood Garden Club members also host in-home monthly horticulture related study groups and tours of member’s gardens. We welcome anyone with an interest in gardening.

For additional information, call Gail Reidy, 425.743.6654.


BRIGHTER BLOOMS NURSERY SCHOLARSHIP

The Brighter Blooms Nursery Scholarship recognizes and rewards students who not only “think outside the box,” but who also put their thoughts into action by giving back to their communities. From your unique combination of talent, creativity and compassion, you have the chance to impact your community through an innovative service project. This project can help solve a problem, build relationships or showcase the beauty of nature through the plants around us.

Qualifications:

  • Students who are currently enrolled in a high school (public, private or home school), technical school or college in the United States
  • Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent score on other grading scales)
  • Students with an expressed interest in horticulture, plant breeding, landscape design or related field

For more information and application requirements check the Brighter Blooms website

Application Deadline:

  • Two scholarships will be awarded per year
  • Deadlines for applicants will be 11:59 p.m. EST on July 20 and December 20
  • One scholarship will be awarded after the July 20 deadline, and one scholarship will be awarded after the December 20 deadline

Questions and Contact Information:

Forward all questions to travis@brighterblooms.com with the email subject “Brighter Blooms Nursery Scholarship”


EDMONDS IN BLOOM SCHOLARSHIP

Edmonds in Bloom aims to unite residents, organizations, and businesses of Edmonds by celebrating and showcasing gardens and floral displays, supporting horticulture education, and creating a vibrant and colorful place to live, work, and visit. Thanks to donations from Edmonds in Bloom this scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in the Horticulture Program who intend to pursue a professional career in the field. Each scholarship will be for $1,500 to use for tuition, fees, and books.

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in the horticulture program
  • Applicant must have a cumulative 2.5 or higher
  • Applicant must not be enrolled in the Running Start program for the upcoming academic year

The scholarship application closes on March 18, 2019.  


DORYS L. ALKIRE HORTICULTURE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP*

The Dorys L. Alkire Horticulture Endowed Scholarship was set-up in memory of Dorys L. Alkire by her three children in 1998. Dorys loved the outdoors, gardens and her plants. She also worked as a volunteer for the Arboretum Foundation for many years. Education was also extremely important to Dorys and her husband, ensuring that their three children and six grandchildren had access to education. The Dorys L. Alkire Horticulture Endowed Scholarship combines two of her loves: education and horticulture.

The recipients of the Alkire award are chosen by evidence of previous academic achievement, financial need, and future goals.


FLORETUM GARDEN CLUB OF EDMONDS

Floretum Garden Club of Edmonds each year offers scholarships to high school graduates, community college students or individuals who plan to pursue a career a horticulture field. The scholarship recipients may attend any community college, college, technical school or university in Washington State during the year following the award.

Selection is based on the following criteria:

  • Interest in horticulture, landscape design, botany, forestry, or a related field.
  • Financial need
  • Legal residency
  • Activities and achievements in school and community

Funds will be deposited in the financial office of the institution selected by the award recipients and may be applied toward tuition, books, and other school fees.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact: Joyce Johnson H 425.774.7865, W 425.431.5252, email: joycejohnson310@comcast.net.


HODGSON'S ENDOWED HORTICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP*

The Hodgson’s Endowed Horticulture Scholarship was set up by Maude Hodgson and her late husband, Ed. Both have been longtime supporters of Edmonds Community College and passionate about gardening, particularly chrysanthemums. The scholarship combines two of their great loves and continues to support students in the Horticulture Department. They also opened the Edmond Floral and Garden Center, which is now the Edmonds Conference Center.


LAKESHORE GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

The Lakeshore Garden Club has been gardening at the north end of Lake Washington in the Seattle Metro area for more than 90 years.  This scholarship is for students enrolled in the Horticulture Program who intend to pursue a professional career in the field.

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in the horticulture program
  • Applicant must have a cumulative 2.5 or higher
  • Applicant must not be enrolled in the Running Start program for the upcoming academic year

The scholarship application closes on March 18, 2019


LANDRY FAMILY HORTICULTURE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP*

The Landry Family Horticulture Endowed Scholarship was set-up by the Landry Family who owns and operates Sky Nursery. Sky Nursery was started in 1943 by the founding Landry family which has been passed down to its second generation.

The Landry Horticulture Scholarship helps provide an opportunity for a second year student or students with work experience in the Horticulture field to continue their education.


MUKILTEO WAY GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

The Mukilteo Way Garden Club is pleased to offer its annual Horticulture Scholarship to be used for 2019-2020 academic classes at an accredited college or trade school in the state of Washington.  High school seniors, college students, anyone currently working in horticulture and realted fields or those interested in beginning a new path into those fields are eligible.  Classes must be in horticulture or horticulture-related fields and may be taken in pursuit of a degree as well as for augmenting career goals.

Applications are available at www.mwgc.org or by request  at Mukilteo Way Gardent Club, PO Box 1361, Mukilteo, WA 98275.

The  scholarship application closes on May 31, 2019. 


NORTHWEST PERENNIAL ALLIANCE (NPA)

In 1984, a group of Seattle gardeners passionate about gardening in the Northwest formed the Northwest Perennial Alliance. NPA was patterned after the Hardy Plant Society of Great Britain, with free garden tours, lectures, plant sales and a seed exchange.

Today NPA is one of the largest nonprofit gardening organizations in Washington, with members from Snohomish to Olympia and beyond. With its huge Open Gardens program and network of neighborhood garden groups, NPA is the best way to meet other gardeners, and learn more about perennials and hardy plants that will survive and thrive in our climate.

NPA also maintains the NPA Border, the famous perennial garden at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. This beautiful display garden is their gift to the community, and offers one-of-a-kind learning opportunities for NPA members through classes, workshops and volunteer crews.

The NPA has a strong commitment to helping students build a career in horticulture, awarding scholarships to matriculated students pursuing education in horticulture, botany, landscape design, landscape architecture or environmental science.

To apply for a scholarship download an application, or contact the Scholarship Chair


POULSBO GARDEN CLUB

The Poulsbo Gareden Club was organized as a group in 1997 and has run continuously since that time. Our membership continues to grow as word gets out to the community. Currently PGC has approximately 50 members. We are incorporated as a non-profit corporation and are members of the Cross Sound District of Garden Clubs and subsequently are part of the National Federation of Garden Clubs of the United States.

Our mission statement is as follows: "To create a wider knowledge of plants & flowers; to create & stimulate a general interest in gardening; to promote civic beauty & roadside improvements; and to organize exhibitions that shall be educational and inspirational."

The Grants Committee selects appropriate recipients from the applications received each year. We offer both Project and Educational funds from monies received during yearly fundraisers in the North Kitsap community. Recipient eligibility is based on any resident of or employee working in the North Kitsap Community. We would love to have applicants that are currently in or plan to enroll in a horticultural program as long as the applicant has some connection to North Kitsap.

Questions about the application process:  Call Janice 697.3277 or Shari 697.5553.


SNOHOMISH COUNTY MASTER GARDENER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation (SCMGF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide committed support for the Snohomish County Master Gardener Program through community service, educational outreach, and fundraising.

One way of providing access to educational opportunities is through the SCMGF Scholarship of $2000 awarded to a Snohomish County resident enrolled in or entering a Washington State college or university to study horticulture. The recipient is determined by the Scholarship Committee of the Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation based on the criteria listed below.

Qualifications:

  • Accepted by a recognized accredited college/university
  • Planning a course of study in horticultural, botanical or strongly related fields

The application and application cover sheet and more detailed information can be found on the SCMGF website:  snomgf.org

 The deadline for submission to the Snohomish County committee is February 28, 2019.


TEUFEL NURSERY SCHOLARSHIP*

Teufel Landscape is a nationally recognized leader for large-scale commercial proplery landscaping in the Pacific Northwest.

Teufel Nursery established this scholarship in support of student success and the pursuit of studies in Horticulture at Edmonds Community College.

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in the horticulture program
  • Applicant must have a cumulative 2.5 or higher
  • Applicant must not be enrolled in the Running Start program for the upcoming academic year

The scholarship application closes on March 18, 2019


WALT BUBELIS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP*

The Walt Bubelis Endowed Scholarship pays tribute to Walt’s distinguished career of 50 years with the Horticulture Department at Edmonds Community College. As the founding faculty member, Walt played a pivotal role in developing the horticulture curriculum, program structure, and ultimate creation of the undisputed premiere horticulture program in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to crafting a first class program, his impact on individual lives has been profound. Walt’s former students have gone on to become influential in the Horticulture field themselves, serving in leadership capacities of all major horticulture professional associations.

Walt’s retirement provided us with the opportunity to show him just how deeply he has touched the lives of his students and colleagues. To honor his many accomplishments, the department, in partnership with the College Foundation, established the Walt Bubelis Endowed Horticulture Scholarship to ensure that Walt’s legacy of supporting student success is kept alive long after his retirement in 2010.


WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION OF LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS (WALP)

WALP was founded in 1984 by a group of landscape professionals who wanted to define professionalism, develop educational program, and evoke legislative representation on the issues pertinent to the landscape industry.

WALP is a non-profit organization of landscape professionals dedicated to providing opportunities that promote professionalism, integrity, and education to a thriving membership within the Green Industry and the communities served.

Since its inception, the WALP Education Foundation has funded educational excellence by awarding scholarships to students of the Green Industry. These future leaders will define the standards of professionalism and use their education to meet future challenges of the Industry.

Two scholarships are awarded each year to students who are enrolled in a technical or community college offering a landscape/horticulture program. High school seniors planning on attending a college program are also eligible. Scholarships are based on merit and/or need. Candidates are evaluated on academic standing, industry and school involvement, leadership potential, and financial need.

The application can be completed on the WALP website: WALP.org


WOODINVILE GARDEN CLUB

The Woodinville Garden Club is a community organization united by an inherent love of gardening. Our mission is to offer enrichment through learning about horticulture, participating in civic beautification, and enjoying friendship as we pursue these activities. The club was founded in 1984 and maintains a membership of 50 active members. We are affiliated with the Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs. We are a non- profit community organization.

General Information

Proceeds from our fund-raisers (plant sales and garden tours) provide for club operations and many civic projects which have included:

  • Community beautification
  • $20,000 contribution to the Wilmont Park
  • Georgia Gerber bronze statue at DeYoung Park
  • Planting at the Northshore Adult Day Center
  • Two annual scholarships
  • Youth gardening
  • World gardening

For information about joining WGC, please contact the membership chairman

Membership@woodinvillegardenclub.org

Scholarship: The scholarship must be used at a two- or four-year accredited college or university or an accredited trade school within the academic year following receipt of the scholarship. It may be used for tuition and/or fees.

For further information, please email Scholarships@woodinvillegardenclub.org


WASHINGTON STATE NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION (WSNLA) SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH CHARITABLE FUND (WSNLA)

The WSNLA Scholarship & Research Charitable Fund supports the success of its members by serving, promoting, representing and educating the Washington State horticultural community.

The following selection criteria is utilized when reviewing applications and selecting recipients.

  • Must submit a completed application, statement of intent and at least two letters of reference by the deadline
  • Must be pursuing a major in the horticultural industry
  • Must plan to be or be attending a Northwest accredited educational institution
  • Must demonstrate academic success

The application deadline is February 28, 2019


*Horticulture Scholarships and others are available through the College Foundation.