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Celebrate Spring with Environmentally-Friendly Scholarships

Celebrate Spring with Environmentally-Friendly Scholarships
3/24/2016
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Susan Dutca-Lovell

Spring - a time of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, and regrowth - and of course, new and fresh scholarships. In lieu of the more temperate weather, blooming flowers and wildlife, we've compiled for you a list of spring-friendly scholarships, particularly ones for environmental studies, botany, horticulture, floricultural, and ecology. If you're a lover of all things new and nature, check out these scholarships. And don't forget to create a FREE profile to match to all the other many scholarships for which you may qualify!

Spring Meadow Nursery Scholarship

What better scholarship for spring than one with this title? Only the brightest, most well-trained and qualified are considered for this scholarship worth $3,000. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply, as long as they are studying landscape design, horticulture or a related discipline at a two or four-year institution. Students in vocational agriculture programs will also be considered

Students must demonstrate an overall 2.25 GPA and a 2.7 GPA in their major. Those interested in woody plant production, wood plant propagation, woody plant breeding, and/or horticultural sales and marketing are also able to apply.

Folsom Garden Club Scholarship

For students who are studying horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, forestry, agronomy, conservation, plant pathology, environmental studies, and/or other related subjects, and live in the California counties of Placer, Sacramento, El Dorado or Yolo County, you may be eligible to win up to $2,000.

Applicants must also demonstrate a 3.0 GPA and be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in college.

Orchid Care Scholarship

April showers bring May flowers and in this case, orchids. Qualifying undergraduate and/or graduate students are eligible to apply if they are pursuing a program in botany, horticulture, environmental science, conservation, or related field, with a focus on orchids. Up to three $500 scholarships will be awarded to the winners.

Seed Companies Scholarship

Some of the leading companies in seed production, including Ball, Pan-American, Goldsmith, and Syngenta, sponsor the Seed Companies Scholarship, which is available to college juniors and seniors as well as graduate students. In order to be eligible for the $4,000 scholarships, students must have a career goal within the seed industry.

Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship

If you love things in nature - including forestry, wildlife, or marine science, and are an undergraduate or graduate studying at a Louisiana public college or university, you may qualify to win up to $12,000 for up to three years of undergraduate study and two years of graduate study.

Applicants must be a Louisiana resident for at least one year prior to the scholarship award year. Furthermore, undergraduates must maintain a 2.5 GPA while graduates must hold a 3.0 GPA.

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship

Graduate students who have strong academic qualifications and how are focused on making a significant positive difference in the long-term protection of wilderness are eligible for this scholarship. Students who are studying in areas such as natural resources management, law, or policy programs are strongly encouraged.

Research topics include: restoration of the health and function of wilderness, management impacts on wildland, valuing wildlands ecosystems, connecting people to wildlands, and impacts of climate change. Additional funding - in addition to the $10,000 - will be provided to pay travel expenses for the recipient to work with staff members of The Wilderness Society on this project. The Society wishes to encourage the publication of this work in an academic journal or other appropriate medium.

Natural Resource-Excellence in Education Scholarship

The Texas Wildlife Association Foundation and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. have joined forces to offer five (5) $10,000 scholarships to freshman at Texas universities who are majoring in natural resource related field such as agricultural science, wildlife science, forestry, range science, or similar majors

Students must also maintain 12 hours per semester and a minimum 2.0 GPA per semester and cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Apprentice Ecologist Scholarship

Do you have a unique environmental or conservation project that you believe will rebuild the environmental and social-wellbeing of your community? Do you have ideas that can improve local living conditions for both citizens and wildlife? If yes, the Apprentice Ecologist Scholarship is for you.

Three scholarships totaling $850 will be awarded to the authors of the three best Apprentice Ecologist essays. Students in middle school, high school, undergraduate, and graduate study are eligible to apply. All you have to do is conduct your own environmental stewardship project, take a few digital photos of your project in action, and write an essay about your project and what it means to you!

Brower Youth Award - Earth Island Institute

For students ages 13-22 who demonstrate outstanding leadership efforts and are working to protect our shared planet, this scholarship is for you. You must reside in North America and play a major leadership role in an environmental project.

Each winner will receive a $3,000 cash prize, a professionally produced short film about their work from an Emmy award winning film crew, and flight and lodging accommodations for a week-long trip to the San Francisco Bay Area.

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