College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association Scholarship

Sponsor:   |  Application Deadline: January 17, 2018

Scholarship Description

The Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) Foundation will award one $2,500 fall semester scholarship (2018-2019 academic year) to undergraduate college students pursuing a career in green industry communications such as, but not limited to: careers working for trade publications, newsletters or companies/marketing agencies that promote the golf course, lawn and landscape, sod and nursery/greenhouse, sports turf or maintenance industries. 

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify, students must major or minor in communications or a green industry related field such as horticulture, plant sciences, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, etc., with the intent of using his/her communication skills as part of a career path. The applicant also must demonstrate an interest in using this course of study in the field of communications on a regular basis.

Applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or above and a 3.0 in the major area of study. Eligibility extends to two and four year program students attending institutions that offer turf management curriculums and communications. 

Application Information

The application form and all supplemental materials must be emailed within one PDF file and submitted no later than March 1, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 15, 2018.

If you have any questions, please call the TOCA office at 952-758-6340, email, or refer to the association's web site at

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