College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

PGMS DC Branch Scholarship

Sponsor:   |  Application Deadline: March 1, 0000

Scholarship Description

PGMS, District of Columbia Branch, Inc.

The mission of the PGMS D.C. Branch is to foster integrity and excellence in grounds management by promoting professional development through education programs, networking, community service, and fellowship. As part of this effort, the D.C. Branch offers a scholarship to those interested in pursuing higher education in a horticulture-related field.

Offered annually, this scholarship provides financial aid to students currently studying landscape and/or grounds management, turf management, irrigation technology, or a closely related field.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants will be considered for all appropriate scholarships. Selection is based on student’s qualifications for the scholarship and recommendations.

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Every applicable question must be answered fully. Scholarship applications are due on or before March 1st. Applicants must:

  • be a resident of MD, VA, or DC.
  • be a current student of horticulture or a related field.
  • be at least in their first year of college or may be recently graduated from high school (within the calendar year).
  • be sponsored by a PGMS member.

Application Information


  • An active student with solid grades.
  • Past or current employment in the green industry.
  • Involvement in the industry with apprentice or professional organizations, such as FFA, 4-H, state or county programs.
  • Civic projects and outreach programs.
  • The committee also looks for any personal development classes and any involvement in sports or clubs.


All applicants must submit the following to PGMS DC Branch, either by mail or email:

  1. The completed scholarship application.
  2. Cover letter. Please include introduction, educational and professional goals, and intent for use of scholarship funds.
  3. Current resume. Please include past employment history, awards, and certificates earned.
  4. College or school transcripts.
  5. Two (2) letters of recommendation. These should be from an instructor, employer, etc.
  6. A letter from the PGMS member who is sponsoring the applicant.

Mail To: PGMS DC Branch, 19000 Beallsville Road, Beallsville, MD 20839
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The scholarship application deadline is March 1. Please note that incomplete application packets will not be accepted for consideration.

All applications will be judged on qualifications, recommendations, and presentation of total criteria. Winners will be notified by May 1.

The top recipient will receive complimentary student membership to PGMS for one year and have the opportunity to attend the Green Industry Seminar and the Green Industry Field Day. PGMS will pay for the scholarship recipient's seminar and field day registration.

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