This year’s “Taking Root Scholarship Program,” from Arborjet Inc., Woburn, Massachusetts, now in its seventh consecutive year, will award eligible applicants up to $10,000.The 2020 program will award scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a forestry related major and career (e.g. forestry, plant sciences, horticulture, entomology, environmental science, biology as it relates to the environment, agriculture, plant biology, etc. excluding marine or wildlife).

Arborjet is committed to providing students the financial support they need to achieve career paths in these industries. Tree care and industry professionals are employed nationwide by private companies, utilities, municipalities, universities and the federal government.

“We want parents, educators, counselors and the greater tree care community to join us in encouraging young students to transform their ingenuity and passion into a career in this important industry,” says Russ Davis, president and chief operating officer of Arborjet. “Through Arborjet’s ‘Taking Root’ Scholarship Program, we recognize dedicated students who are already demonstrating achievement in their schools and communities, and who want to lend their skills and talents to grow our industry.”

Applicants for Arborjet’s 2020 “Taking Root” scholarship program must be graduating U.S. high school seniors planning to major in forestry or related major (listed above) for the entire 2020-21 academic year at an accredited two-or four-year college or university. The application deadline is June 1, 2020.