The National Horticulture Foundation's scholarship program continues to establish pathways for qualified students in need of financial support to gain experience and expertise, earn post-high school degrees and become active members and leaders in the horticulture or related segments such as landscape professionals, arborists, landscape architecture, research, and growers.
The National Horticulture Foundation (NHF) offers four scholarship opportunities to students pursuing their careers in horticulture or related fields. All deadlines are January 15th, and students are notified by April 15th.
All applicants must have at least a 2.5 (C) or above grade point average to be able to apply. Award recipients are eligible to reapply for scholarships annually.
NHF's General Scholarship
This scholarship provides a way for full-time undergraduates, graduate students, and non-traditional students attending community college, university, or technical college outside of Florida may apply for NHF's General Scholarship.
James S. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund
This named scholarship was provided by the estate of James Davis, founder and owner of Davis Tree Farm, from 1978 until his death in May 1995. As an FNGA member, he actively served his association through committees and trade show activities and was extremely dedicated to his industry.
Students must be full-time undergraduate students attending a community college, university, or technical institution within the State of Florida may apply for the James H. Davis Scholarship.
Hoskin/McDougald Scholarship Fund
The Bob Hoskins and Sandy McDougald Scholarship was established by the Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Nursery, Growers, and Landscape Association (FNGLA). Student must be or have been a resident of the following counties for a minimum of one year:
• Palm Beach County
• Broward County
• Treasure Coast FNGLA Chapter
FNGLA NE Chapter's New Endowment within NHF will support the Billy Barwald Memorial Scholarship
The Billy Barwald Scholarship was established in 2016 by the Northeast Chapter of the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) to commemorate Billy's dedication, enthusiasm, and many years of service in the horticultural industry. Billy created and ran Barwald Landscaping for over 60 years, and in 1990 he started the Flying Dragon Citrus Nursery with his son, Michael, in Jacksonville, Florida.
He also was the third Landscape Architect registered in the State of Florida. Billy was a charter member of the 1953 establishment of the Florida Nursery and Growers Association (now FNGLA) and was elected to the FNGLA's Hall of Fame in 2010. It is fitting that the Billy Barwald Scholarship invests in a new generation of young professionals to further the horticultural industry for years to come.
- Students must have resided prior to enrollment in horticultural program within the boundaries of one of the following Florida counties: St. Johns, Duval, Clay, Nassau, or Baker. The intended college of choice must be in the state of Florida but not limited to the previously listed stated counties for a minimum of one year.
- Maintain a minimum cumulative unweighted grade point average of 2.5.
- Students must be enrolled full-time in a college horticulture program or agriculture-related field with the intent to graduate in that field.
- Award recipients are eligible to reapply for a scholarship annually.