College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

Davey Tree Expert Company Arbor Grant

Sponsor:   |  Application Deadline: September 27, 2018

Scholarship Description

Davey Tree expert company Arbor Grant: scholarships Assist college students in the Green Industry

In 1880 John Davey began his tree care business in Kent, Ohio and immediately put an emphasis on education and training. He spent as much time with people as he did with trees and enjoyed teaching his clients and employees about all aspects of caring for trees, shrubs and landscape plants. In 1901 John Davey published “The Tree Doctor,” the first comprehensive book on the topic of arboriculture, and in 1909 organized and taught The Davey Institute of Tree Surgery, the first intensive training course focused on tree care. As a testament to his legacy the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences continues to be the most comprehensive training session for employees in the industry.

The Davey Tree Expert Company also reaches well beyond the ranks of their
employees to provide educational support to students with an interest in
trees. Each year the Davey Foundation sponsors the Davey Arbor Grants,
a merit-based scholarship program that provides $1,000 awards to college
students. College scholars from across North America are encouraged to
apply for the grants, which are awarded annually in October. 

Applications for Davey Arbor Grants are due in September. Additional
information can be obtained by sending an e-mail to

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, a student must be enrolled in a 2 or 4-year program that 
focuses on forestry, urban forestry, arboriculture or “green industry” related 
field. Awards are based on the student’s academic history, a letter of intent, 
as well as a reference from a faculty member of their choice.

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