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AOS Master's Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Orchid Society
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, FL 33156
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a master's program at an accredited institution. The thesis project must focus on orchid education, applied science or orchid biology. The scholarship is limited to two consecutive years.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.aos.org

Benjamin C. Blackburn Scholarship
Sponsor: Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum
The Benjamin C. Blackburn Scholarship Committee
353 East Hanover Avenue
P.O. Box 1295
Morristown, NJ 07962-1295
Eligibility: Applicants must be New Jersey residents. They must be enrolled in the Landscape and Horticultural Technology Program at County College of Morris and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. If awarded the scholarship, the recipient will be expected to to give a 10-minute speech on his or her horticultural interests and goals at the Arboretum's annual meeting. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Up to $3,000
Deadline: April 7
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal essay, transcript, a list of the courses that currently are being taken and four letters of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.arboretumfriends.org

Columbus Herb Society Scholarship
Sponsor: The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County
538 Franklin Street
P.O. Box 1547
Columbus, IN 47202
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, or Shelby counties who will attend a college or university full-time who will study botany, culinary arts, horticulture or a related area of study. Selection is based on the strength of the overall application.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 16
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.heritagefundbc.org/scholarships/

Dennis Raveling Scholarship
Sponsor: California Waterfowl Association
1346 Blue Oaks Boulevard
Roseville, CA 95678
Eligibility: Applicant must be pursuing an advanced degree in wildlife, zoology, botany, ecology or other biological sciences that are related to wetlands ecology. Selection is based on dedication to wetland preservation, high academic achievement and the merit of the project submitted.

Amount: $1,000-$2,000
Deadline: October 31
How to apply: Applicants must send a one-page proposal summary of original research or a management project, a resume, a statement of interest, a letter of support from a faculty member and a list of at least two references to the California Waterfowl Association. There is no formal application form.
Website: http://www.calwaterfowl.org/scholarships

Frank Weigel Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 533
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors of Wisconsin Dells High School who are seeking a degree at a two-year or four-year accredited college. Students should be planning to pursue their college education in vocational agriculture, agri-business, teaching vocational agriculture, or in related areas such as earth science, forestry, veterinary medicine, physics, chemistry, biology or botany.

Amount: $1,200
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.wdhsfoundation.org

Garden Club of Ohio Inc. Scholarships
Sponsor: Garden Club of Ohio Inc.
Aggie Goss, GCO Scholarship Chairman
8677 Hollis Lane
Brecksville, OH 44141
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Ohio and must be enrolled in a postsecondary degree program related to environmental science, plant science, horticulture, floriculture, city planning or wildlife. They must be rising undergraduate juniors, undergraduate seniors or graduate students and have a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, personal statement, financial aid statement and three letters of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.gardenclubofohio.org

Jessup and McHenry Awards
Sponsor: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Eligibility: Applicants must intend to conduct their study only at the academy. Students commuting within the Philadelphia area are not eligible. The McHenry award is restricted to botanists.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1; October 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ansp.org

Mabel Mayforth Scholarship
Sponsor: Federated Garden Clubs of Vermont Inc.
c/o Marybeth Tevis, Scholarship Chair
973 Stock Farm Road
Randolph, VT 05060
Eligibility: Applicants must be Vermont residents who are college juniors, seniors or graduate students and must major horticulture, landscape, design, conservation, forestry, agronomy, plant pathology or biology with a special interest in plants, ecology and allied subjects. They must be full-time students at an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Previous winners may reapply.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, list of extracurricular activities, letter of application, transcript and three letters of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.vermontfgcv.com

Medtronic Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
1805 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Eligibility: Applicants must be college juniors majoring in one of the following: biochemistry, biology, biomedical engineering, biotechnical, chemistry, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $4,500
Deadline: March 24
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://scholarships.uncf.org/

Orchid Care Scholarship
Sponsor: Orchid Care
Attn: Ryan Levesque
4500 Williams Drive
Suite #212-311
Georgetown, TX 78633
Eligibility: Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit an application detailing their academic achievements, professional goals and relevant experience and activities relating to orchids.

Amount: $500
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.orchidsmadeeasy.com

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture
c/o Juanita Whiting
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20250
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be rising undergraduate freshmen, sophomores or juniors who have a high school diploma or a GED. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must plan to enroll or be enrolled at an 1890 Land Grant institution and have plans to major in agriculture; agriculture business/management; agriculture economics; agricultural engineering/mechanics; agricultural productions and technology; agronomy or crop science; animal science; botany; farm and range management; fish, game or wildlife management; food services/technology; forestry and related services; home economics/nutrition/human development; horticulture; natural resources management; soil conservation/soil science or other related disciplines (e.g., biological sciences, pre-veterinary medicine or computer science). They must also have proven leadership skills and must have experience with community service. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: December 31
How to apply: Applications are available by request from the Civil Rights Enforcement and Compliance section of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service branch of the USDA. An application form and supporting materials are required.
Website: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/home