Scholarships

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Scholarships available to incoming College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) students:

Brighter Blooms Nursery Scholarship

  • $500 awarded twice a year, once in July and once in December
  • Applicants are asked to submit a two-page essay on a past experience in landscaping, horticulture, or the outdoors

Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship

  • A one time award between $1,000-5,000
  • Available to students in floriculture

 East Hartford Garden Club Scholarship

  • A one time award of $1000
  • Available to students in horticulture, plant science, and landscape architecture

GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators

  • Two-six one time awards between $250-$2,000
  • Available to students in horticulture, plant science or journalism

The Bartlett Tree Foundation Inc. At-Large Scholarship

  • Two one-time awards of $1000
  • Available to students in CAHNR interested in arboriculture or urban forestry.
  • Awarded by the Bartlett Tree Foundation

Mark Bishop and Lynette Bishop Bobb Scholarship

  • Available to incoming students in CAHNR majoring in animal science, plant science, or nutritional sciences.
  • One or more awards of up to $500 per semester.
  • Based on academic performance, awards may be renewed after the first year.
  • Awarded by the Office of Academic Programs.
  • Established courtesy of Lynette Bishop Bobb.

Horace & Gladys Murphey Scholarship

  • Available to incoming students in CAHNR majoring in horticulture or landscape architecture.
  • One or more awards of up to $500 per semester.
  • Based on academic performance, awards may be renewed after the first year.
  • Awarded by the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture.
  • Established courtesy of Gladys Murphey.

American Floral Endowment Scholarship/intern

  • Requires a GPA greater than or equal to a 2.0
  • No previous greenhouse experience is necessary to apply
  • Besides real world experience, for which students will be paid, they will receive scholarship money to assist them with their education upon completing their internships.

McNair Scholars Program

  • Supports STEM focused undergrads who plan to apply to graduate school
  • Open to low-income, first-generation college students or those from populations underrepresented in STEM graduate fields who are seeking to pursue a Ph.D. degree

The Connecticut Tree Protective Association Arborist Scholarship

  • For students pursuing an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in arborculture, urban forestry, or a degree related to arborculture and who intend to pursue a career in tree care.
  • GPA of 2.0 or better
  • Must be a Connecticut resident

Perennial Plant Association Symposium & Scholarship

  • Offering scholarships and attendance to the 35th Perennial Plant Symposium in Raleigh, NC
  • Available to students in the horticulture field in two-year and four-year institutions of higher education for pursuit of degrees and practuce in horticulture or closely related areas.
  • Due February 1, 2018
  • Each Scholarship recipient will receive $1,000 along with many other benefits

Horticulture Scholarship of the Western Reserve Herb Society

  • Apply by February 28th, 2018
  • $7,500 award
  • Open to citizens of the U.S. who have completed the sohpomore year of undergraduate study
  • Need a GPA of 3.2 or above
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate exceptional dedication to horticulture and whose career goals may involve work in areas such as teaching/research, the public or nonprofit sector, or sustainable agriculture.

Horticulture Scholarship from Frances Sylvia Zverina

  • Apply by February 28th, 2018
  • $9,000 award
  • Open to citizens of the U.S. who have completed the sohpomore year of undergraduate study
  • Need a GPA of 3.2 or above
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate exceptional dedication to horticulture and whose career goals may involve work in areas such as teaching/research, the public or nonprofit sector, or sustainable agriculture.

Scholarships available to incoming College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources and Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture students:

The New York Farmers Scholarship

  • Available to incoming students in RHSA or CAHNR in any major.
  • One or more awards of up to $1,000 per semester made annually.
  • Students are reviewed for continued eligibility after each semester; for a maximum of 8 semesters based on academic performance.
  • Awarded by the Office of Academic Programs.
  • Made possible through the generosity of the New York Farmers Association.

Brundage Family Scholarship

  • Available to incoming students in RHSA or CAHNR in any major. Preference given to students who have had involvement with 4-H.
  • One or more awards of up to $500 per semester.
  • Based on academic performance, awards may be renewed after the first year.
  • Awarded by the Office of Academic Programs.
  • An endowment courtesy of Margaret Brundage Christie.

Peck Lanes Sportsman Club Scholarship

  • Available to incoming students in RHSA or CAHNR in any major.
  • Preference given to residents of Cheshire, CT.
  • One or more awards of up to $1,500 per semester.
  • Based on academic performance, awards may be renewed after the first year.
  • Awarded by the Office of Academic Programs.
  • Established courtesy of the Peck Lane Sportsman Club.

Fairfield County Horticultural Society Memorial Scholarship

  • Available to incoming students in RHSA or CAHNR majoring in agronomy, horticulture, or landscape architecture.
  • Preference given to residents of Fairfield County.
  • One or more scholarships of up to $500 per year.
  • Awarded by the Office of Academic Programs.
  • Established courtesy of the Fairfield County Horticultural Society.

Jane T. Muhlethaler Scholarship

  • Available to incoming female students in RHSA or CAHNR majoring in horticulture or landscape architecture.
  • Preference given to non-traditional students.
  • One or more awards of up to $500 per semester.
  • Based on academic performance, awards may be renewed after the first year.
  • Awarded by the Office of Academic Programs.
  • Established courtesy of Jane T. Muhlethaler.

Marian Burr Sober Scholarship

  • Available to incoming students in RHSA or CAHNR majoring in agronomy, horticulture, or landscape architecture.
  • One or more awards of up to $2,500 per semester made annually.
  • Students are reviewed for continued eligibility after each semester; for a maximum of 8 semesters based primarily on academic performance.
  • Awarded by the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture.
  • Made possible through a generous endowment from Marian Burr Sober.

Hilda & Eugene Purrington Scholarship

  • Available to incoming students in RHSA or CAHNR majoring in horticulture.
  • One or more awards of up to $500 per semester.
  • Based on academic performance, awards may be renewed after the first year.
  • Awarded by the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. 
  • Established courtesy of Hilda and Eugene Purrington.

Smyrski Farm Scholarship

  • Available to incoming students in RHSA or CAHNR in any major.
  • Preference given to students from the town of New Milford, CT.
  • One or more awards of up to $1,500 per semester.
  • Based on academic performance, awards may be renewed after the first year.
  • Awarded by the Office of Academic Programs.
  • Made possible through a generous bequest from John Smyrski.

Connecticut Nurserymen's Foundation Scholarship - click here for 2017 information

  • Available to incoming or continuing students in RHSA or CAHNR majoring in the field of horticulture.
  • Students must be residents of the state of Connecticut.
  • One or more awards of up to $5000 per year, renewable for up to four years of study, based on financial need and academic achievement.
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA).
  • Made possible through a generous endowment from the Connecticut Nurserymen's Foundation.

Howard Jenning's Scholarship

  • Available to incoming students in RHSA or CAHNR majoring in the field of horticulture.
  • One-time grant of $500, based upon academics and financial need, with emphasis on non-school work related to horticulture.
  • Made possible by the family and friends of Howard Jennings, former nursery manager at Summer Hill Nursery and member of the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association.

Scholarships available to incoming Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture students:

Heritage Scholarship

  • Available to incoming students in RHSA majoring in animal science or plant science.
  • One or more awards of up to $1,000 per semester.
  • Based on academic performance, awards may be renewed after the first year.
  • Awarded by the Office of Academic Programs.
  • Made possible through a generous endowment from Ratcliffe Hicks.