The ASHS Collegiate Scholars Award honors the academic achievements of junior and senior undergraduates from departments of horticulture, or plant and crop science, who are majoring in horticulture. Students must be in the top 15% of their class, based on academic standing. The students should be selected on the basis of their scholarship achievements, leadership abilities, participation in campus/club activities, and services to their departments. Academic documentation or formal letter of recommendation is not required. Departments must submit their lists of students to ASHS by March 25. Dollar amounts for this scholarship will vary.
Established in 1903, the American Society for Horticultural Science is recognized around the world as one of the most respected and influential professional societies for horticultural scientists. ASHS is committed to promoting and encouraging national and international interest in scientific research and education in all branches of horticulture. ASHS members focus on practices and problems in horticulture: breeding, propagation, production and management, harvesting, handling and storage, processing, marketing and use of horticultural plants and products.