Aug. 23 2021 10:50 AM

Horticulture student applications are due by Sept. 10.

The Horticultural Research Institute, Columbus, Ohio, will grant more than $25,000 in scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year.

These scholarships are made possible by nine endowed funds that aid students who are seeking a lifelong career in horticulture. HRI and its donor firms consider graduating students in horticulture to be the lifeblood of the green industry. Applications are due no later than September 10, 2021.

  • The Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow Jr. Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a resident of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont.
  • The Usrey Family Scholarship is awarded to a student attending a school in California.
  • The Bryan A. Champion Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student attending a school in Ohio.
  • The Susie & Bruce Usrey Scholarship is awarded to a student attending a school in California.
  • The Spring Meadow Scholarship is awarded to students who are interested in a career in woody plant propagation, production, or breeding.
  • The Mugget Scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to work in any aspect of the horticultural industry.
  • The Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a resident of Maryland, Virginia or West Virginia.
  • The Gunter Mecking Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to work in any aspect of the horticultural industry.
  • The Wright Family of Alabama Scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to work in the horticultural industry, with preference given to Alabama students pursuing greenhouse careers.

Scholarship applications are due no later than September 10, 2021, and may be accessed on HRI’s website.