Susie and Bruce Usrey of Monrovia Growers Inc. in Azusa, CA, established the Usrey Family Scholarship in 2001. The scholarship is awarded annually to horticulture students enrolled in a California state university or college. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate landscape horticulture program or related discipline at a two- or four-year institution, have a full-time course load during the time of application and during the semesters for which the scholarship is granted, have a minimum 2.25 overall GPA and minimum 2.7 major GPA, and be enrolled in a California state university or college. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to work within the industry (including nursery operation, landscape architecture/design/construction/maintenance, interiorscape, horticultural distribution, or retail garden center) following graduation.
The Horticultural Research Institute, the AmericanHort Foundation, proudly supports scientific research and students for the advancement of the horticultural industry. HRI was established by industry leaders on the premise that no one could better direct needed research to advance horticulture than the very people who work in it, day in and day out. We stick to that same vision today: we fund and guide horticultural research efforts with the direct input from industry professionals just like you.