College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

PGMS DC Branch Scholarship

Sponsor:   |  Application Deadline: January 15, 0000

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Scholarship Description

Each year the PGMS scholarship committee awards monetary scholarships to students in horticulture or related fields. Applicants must be at least in their first year of college or may be recently graduated from high school (within the calendar year).

The top recipient will also have the opportunity to attend the GIE+Expo in Louisville in the autumn. PGMS will pay for the scholarship recipients’ conference registration and a travel allowance as well.

As we interact with the professionals of tomorrow in the work place and on campus, this is a great member benefit to promote PGMS and professionalism in our industry.

Eligibility Requirements

PGMS scholarships are for applicants studying horticulture or a related field, such as landscape and grounds management, turf management, irrigation technology, or a closely related area of study. The applicant must be sponsored by a PGMS member.

Applicants will need to submit a cover letter and resume, as well as their current college transcript and two (2) letters of reference.

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

Application Information

The online scholarship application is available from December 1 until January 15. PGMS accepts online applications only. Applications must include:

  1. A typed cover letter. Please include introduction, educational and professional goals, and intent for use of scholarship funds.

  2. A current resume. Please include employment history, awards, and certificates earned.

  3. College or high school transcripts.

  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation. These should be from an instructor, employer, etc.

  5. A letter from the PGMS member who is sponsoring the applicant.

  6. The completed scholarship application.

All applications will be judged on completion and presentation of total criteria. Winners will be notified by February 17.

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