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AOS Master's Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Orchid Society
16700 AOS Lane
Delray Beach, FL 33446-4351
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

Arysta LifeScience North America FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time. Students must be residents of Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota or Washington. They must be majoring in one of the following subject areas: agronomy, crop science, horticulture, nursery and landscape management, plant science, turf management, agricultural communications, public relations or sales and marketing, entomology or plant pathology. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the student's activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.

Amount: $1,275
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.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 $2,500
Deadline: April 2
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

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 science 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/

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

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: Eligible majors include: engineering, pre-medicine, science, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, biomedical research, medicine, physical sciences, electrical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.3 and demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $4,500
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.uncf.org

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration
Office of Advocacy and Outreach
USDA/1890 Programs
1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 0170
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: http://www.aphis.usda.gov