Who Can Apply:
1. Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate horticulture, landscape or related discipline at a two- or four-year institution. Students in vocational agriculture programs will be considered.
Undergraduate: Applicant must have at least a sophomore standing in a four-year program or senior standing in a two-year program as of the fall semester of scholarship application year.
Graduate: All applicants in graduate school regardless of year in school may apply.
2. Applicant must have a minimum grade point average overall of 2.25 based on a scale of 4.0, and a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a scale of 4.0 in their major.
3. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to work within the industry (including nursery operation, landscape architecture/design/construction/maintenance, interiorscape, horticultural distribution, or retail garden center) following graduation.
4. Previous Muggets Scholarship award winners may apply for the scholarship by submitting a new application form for the year.
Submission: There are 6 components to the scholarship application: the application document, cover letter, resume, 2 letters of recommendation, and the transcript.
All applications must be completed using the HRI online scholarship application. No other form of application will be accepted. The general application, cover letter, resume and copies of transcripts must be uploaded by the student using the online form.
Each student must have 2 letters of recommendation submitted to HRI by the May 31st deadline. Letters of recommendation may come from a student’s advisor, instructor, business associate or a combination.
Letters should include information on the student’s potential to make significant contributions to the nursery and landscape industry, academic qualifications, and financial need if known.
Deadline: May 31, 2015
Learn More: Muggets Scholarship