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Proven Winners® Horticulture Scholarship Program Application

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Proven Winners is looking to the future, and the future of our industry depends on the young people behind us. We want to assist and recognize the academic talent that exists across North America by presenting scholarships to students in both 4-year universities as well as community colleges and vocational schools. In 2014, we were proud to award $25,000 in scholarships and in 2015, we were excited to increase that amount to $35,000. Apply for your scholarship by April 1, 2017.

See all our scholarship winners:

2016 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

2015 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

2014 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

4-Year University Scholarships - Proven Winners will award at least three $5,000 scholarships annually:

  • Proven Winners® Innovations in Plant Breeding Scholarship - $5,000 New flowers and plants are the lifeblood of our industry. We are proud to support students who are committed to developing new and exciting plants in this competitive market.
  • Proven Winners® Innovations in Horticultural Marketing Scholarship - $5,000 The importance of marketing is often overlooked in our industry, so we need to support students with not only a passion for plants but also for knowing how to market and sell them.
  • Proven Winners® Grower Excellence Scholarship - $5,000 High quality plant material produced by talented and hard working growers is absolutely essential for any plant brand to be successful. We are proud to support the next generation of great plantsmen and women pursuing careers in plant production.

4-Year University Scholarships Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must be enrolled full time in a four-year university in the U.S. or Canada and be at least a sophomore during the academic year.  Master’s and Ph.D. level students are also eligible. Students needed to have at least one year of school left before graduation.
  • Must be enrolled in Horticultural Science or related fields.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Previous winners of a Proven Winners four-year university scholarship are not eligible to apply again. If you previously won a Proven Winners Technical or 2-year Post Secondary Institution scholarship, you are eligible to apply for our Four-Year University Scholarship as long as you meet the other eligibility requirements.

4-Year University Scholarship Application Requirements:

  • Online Application: Complete our online scholarship application which includes a place for you to upload your reference letter, 750 word essay and picture.
  • Reference Letter: Written by your current academic advisor or a professor
  • 750 Word Essay: “What I Want to Accomplish in Horticulture”
  • Current Photo: Proven Winners requires a current photo of you to be submitted with your scholarship application.

 


 

Technical or 2-Year Post-Secondary Institution Scholarships -  Proven Winners will award five $2,000 scholarships annually.

Many horticulture students begin their post-secondary schooling at 2-year or vocational technology schools as a way to enter the work force sooner. Since horticulture tends to be a very hands-on career with much knowledge gained through work experience, this is an excellent way to break into the industry. We are proud to support five exemplary students who have chosen this route for their education.

Technical or 2-Year Post-Secondary Institution Scholarships Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must be enrolled full time in an accredited Technical or 2-year post-secondary institution in the U.S. or Canada. Incoming and established students with at least one year of classes left are eligible.
  • Must be enrolled in Horticultural Science or related fields.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Previous winners of a Proven Winners Technical or 2-Year Post-Secondary Institution scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second Proven Winners Technical or 2-Year Post-Secondary Institution Scholarship. However, if you are moving on to a 4-year university, you are eligible to apply for our 4-Year University Scholarship as long as you meet the other eligibility requirements.

Technical or 2-Year Post-Secondary Institution Scholarships Application Requirements:

  • Online Application: Complete our online scholarship application which includes a place for you to upload your reference letter, 750 word essay and picture.
  • Reference Letter: Written by your current academic advisor or a professor (For incoming students, a letter from your high school counselor or a teacher)
  • 750 Word Essay: “What I Want to Accomplish in Horticulture”
  • Current Photo: Proven Winners requires a current photo of you to be submitted with your scholarship application.

 


 

Stipulations for All Scholarship Applicants:

  • You may only apply for one Proven Winners Scholarship in any given year.
  • You understand that Proven Winners may use your current photo for our own promotional purposes if you receive one of our scholarships.  
  • When you apply for this scholarship program, you are giving your permission for your information to be shared within the Proven Winners network of companies.
  • Employees of Proven Winners affiliated companies and licensees are not eligible.
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Apply here, complete this online application by April 1st 

Proven Winners wants to thank Grower Talks|Green Profit magazine for their assistance in the promotion of our scholarship program. Sign up for a subscription to Grower Talks|Green Profit magazine.
 

Proven Winners Scholarship Applicants Have Attended The Following Schools:

 
     
   
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