NYSTA APP

Scholarships



Green Industry Scholarships Available

New York State Turfgrass Association Scholarships – Several available

Eligibility:  The candidate must be a member of the New York State Turfgrass Association.  The candidate must be currently enrolled, and enrolled for the coming semester as a sophomore, junior, or senior, at a four-year college or university, or a second-year student at a two-year college. In either case, the candidate must be working towards a degree in turfgrass science or a closely-related curriculum (i.e. landscape design, landscape construction, landscape maintenance, agricultural engineering, soil science, pathology/horticultural science) where the applicant has taken all relevant turfgrass management courses, as demonstrated by the applicant’s transcript.  Preference will be given to students attending a school within New York State, although this is not a requirement. 

Application Deadline:  September 30       For more information:  Sue VanAmburgh (518-783-1229) nysta@nysta.org  

 

Hahn Memorial Scholarship – Several available

Recipients are recommended by college professors.

 

New York Farm Bureau Agricultural Youth Scholarship  Several available

Eligibility:  Candidate must live or work on a farm, be a graduating High School Senior who will continue their education for a career in some way connected to the agricultural industry.  Family or Student Farm Bureau membership is required.

Application Deadline: March 1                    For more information: www.nyfb.org  or  1-800-342-4143

 

Capital Region Golf Course Owners Association (CRGCOA) Scholarship - $1,000  (2 available)

Eligibility:  For College Bound or Trade School Students who have a sincere interest in golf and are committed to study at a particular school.  Candidate must be a goal oriented individual.  Preference given to residents of New York’s capital region.

Application Deadline:  June 1                      For more information:  Bernie Jorgensen info@nycapitalregiongolf.com 

 

New York State Golf Association – Financial Need Scholarship

Eligibility:  A candidate must have either served a minimum of one season in “service to golf” at an NYSGA member club, or be a junior golfer that either belongs to an NYSGA member club, or competes in NYSGA junior or adult competitions.  Candidate must establish financial need by submitting copies of the FAFSA, SAR, parents and personal income tax returns and financial aid decisions.  Candidate must also have applied to or attend a university, college or accredited trade school, and must demonstrate scholastic ability by submitting ACT/SAT scores and high school and/or college transcripts.  Graduate students are NOT eligible to apply.

Application Deadline:  July 9                        For more information:  Andrew Hickey (315-471-6979) andrew@nysga.org
 

Northeastern Golf Course Superintendents Association – Ken Stevens Memorial Scholarship - $1,500

Eligibility: Candidate must be a member of the NEGCSA, immediate family member of a NEGCSA member, or be employed by a NEGCSA member.  Candidate must be a matriculated student in at least their third year of a recognized four-year Turfgrass management school, in their second year of a recognized two-year Turfgrass management school, or completing their second year of at least a two-year short course program.  Applicant must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 the semester prior to the application to be considered.

Application Deadline:  February 15           For more information:  (518) 783-1322  negcsa@nysta.org

 

Northeastern Golf Course Superintendents Association Legacy Scholarship - $1,000

Eligibility: Candidate must be a member or dependent of a member in good standing.  Candidate must be a matriculated student in at least their third year of a Bachelors Degree (non-turf) or in their second year of an Associates Degree (non-turf).  Applicant must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 the semester prior to the application to be considered.

Application Deadline:  February 15           For more information:  (518) 783-1322  negcsa@nysta.org
 

Long Island Horticultural Society – James and Mary Lee Fuller Scholarship for Horticultural Studies - $1,000 (3 available)

Eligibility:  Must be a resident of Long Island, be a matriculated (part-time or full-time) student in a horticulture program, have an interest in pursuing a career in horticulture and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Application Deadline:  March 1                  For more information: www.lihort.org/scholarship

 

Men’s Garden Club of Albany - $500

Eligibility:  Awarded to a currently enrolled college student, or one registered to begin a college program this fall in a Horticultural-related field, including agriculture, environmental studies, forestry or natural resources management.  Preference given to a relative of a current or new club member.

Application Deadline:  June 30                    For more information:  Greg Goutos (518-861-6052) ggoutos@nycap.rr.com

 

Nassau Suffolk Landscape Grounds Association – Maria Cinque Scholarship

Awarded to a student attending Farmingdale College in the horticulture field.

Eligibility:  For students attending Farmingdale College in the horticulture field. 

Application Deadline:  December 1                                           For more information:  (631) 665-2250 or NSLGA2@optonline.net

 

Nassau Suffolk Landscape Grounds Association – Bill Alexander Scholarship

Awarded to a student attending Farmingdale College in the horticulture field.

Eligibility:  For any student attending college in the green industry field. 

Application Deadline:  December 1                                           For more information:  (631) 665-2250 or NSLGA2@optonline.net

 

New York State Nursery and Landscape Association Scholarship for Central New York Students - $1,500 (2 available)

Eligibility:  Must be local to central New York studying and working in the green industry. 

Application Deadline:  November 15 and May 15               For more information: (315) 476-1307

 

WNY Nurserymen's Association Foundation DBA PLANT WNY Foundation  (Awarded twice a year)

Eligibility Criteria – Must reside in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Orleans or Wyoming Counties.  Though not requirements, the following guidelines will be considered for students seeking scholarship eligibility:

1. Enrollment in a horticultural related program at the accredited college 
2. Academic excellence 
3. Recommendation from a member firm 
4. Having worked in a nursery/landscape related industry, preferably with our Region 
5. Financial need 
6. Professor recommendation 
7. Extracurricular activities in school and community 
8. Essay written on application as to importance of his/her scholarship toward attaining future goals 
9. Show a positive desire to work in Region 6

Application Deadline: June 18 and November 19               

For more information:  (716) 741-8047 membership@plantwny.com 

            or online at: https://plantwny.com/index.php/foundation

 

Cornell University Scholarships  (Need based)

http://finaid.cornell.edu/types-aid/grants-and-scholarships/cornell-grants-scholarships

 

Cornell University Federick Dreer Award  (To Study Abroad)

Eligibility:  Candidate must have at least one year’s prior residency at Cornell.  Undergraduate Plant Science majors and graduate students in the Graduate Fields in the School of Integrative Plant Science, or undergrads and grads in the Department of Landscape Architecture. 

Application Deadline:  March 4                                  For more information: Nina Bassuk  nlb2@cornell.edu

 

Farmingdale State College Scholarships  

http://www.farmingdale.edu/academics/scholarships.shtml

 

Finger Lakes Community College Scholarships 

https://give.flcc.edu/pages/scholarships

 

Morrisville State College Scholarships

https://www.morrisville.edu/Financial_Aid/awards.aspx

 

Niagara Community College Scholarships

http://niagaracc.suny.edu/scholarships/

 

Paul Smith’s College Scholarships

http://www.paulsmiths.edu/financialaid/scholarships/

 

SUNY Cobleskill Campus Based Scholarships  

http://www.cobleskill.edu/about/administrative-offices/advancement/scholarships.asp#scholarships

 

SUNY Delhi Campus Based Scholarships   

https://delhi.academicworks.com/opportunities