College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

HRI Muggets Scholarship

Sponsor:   |  Application Deadline: May 31, 0000

Scholarship URL: http://www.hriresearch.org/index.cfm?page=Content&categoryID=168


Scholarship Description

What is a Mugget? An informal group called the Mugget Growers of America (MGA) began in 1981 as a social, educational and fundraising group. Each year MGA participants meet at the American Nursery & Landscape Association's (ANLA) Management Clinic to discuss important plant issues regarding the development of a new plant called "Mugget". In addition to their discussions many of the MGA members make contributions during their meeting to the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research affiliate of ANLA. Contributions are made in support of HRI's research and scholarship activities. 

MGA members understand the importance of having qualified and quality professionals within the green industry. The MGA group decided that proceeds from Mugget events will be made in support of student scholarships. This is how the Muggets Scholarship was created. Each year, as the fund grows a student scholarship will be awarded. Mugget supporters hope to help aspiring students from across the country obtain a degree in horticulture with this scholarship.


Eligibility Requirements

1. Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate horticulture, landscape or related discipline at a two- or four-year institution. Students in vocational agriculture programs will be considered. 

Undergraduate: Applicant must have at least a sophomore standing in a four-year program or senior standing in a two-year program as of the fall semester of scholarship application year. 

Graduate: All applicants in graduate school regardless of year in school may apply. 

2. Applicant must have a minimum grade point average overall of 2.25 based on a scale of 4.0, and a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a scale of 4.0 in their major. 

3. 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. 

4. Previous Muggets Scholarship award winners may apply for the scholarship by submitting a new application form for the year.


Application Information

There are 6 components to the scholarship application: the application document, cover letter, resume, 2 letters of recommendation, and the transcript. 

All applications must be completed using the HRI online scholarship application. No other form of application will be accepted. The general application, cover letter, resume and copies of transcripts must be uploaded by the student using the online form. 

Each student must have 2 letters of recommendation submitted to HRI by the May 31st deadline. Letters of recommendation may come from a student's advisor, instructor, business associate or a combination. 

The application deadline is May 31st of each year including letters of recommendation. The online application and letters of recommendation must be received no later than May 31 at 11:59 p.m. 

There are 6 components to the scholarship application: statements of financial need, personal essay, a resume, a transcript, and two references. 

All applications must be completed using the HRI online scholarship application. No other form of application will be accepted. 

Letters of recommendation may come from a student's advisor, instructor, business associate or a combination and must be submitted via HRI's online application. You will be prompted to provide email information for your recommenders and they will receive instructions on how to submit confidential recommendations.

With questions, email Jennifer Gray at jenniferg@americanhort.org.


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