There are many scholarships available to UGA Horticulture students. Some are at the national level and are highly competitive. Other scholarships are only available to students in our department here at UGA. In the past, our students have been very successful in winning these scholarships. You won’t receive a scholarship if you do not apply.


Horticulture Club Scholarships

Six scholarships offered by the Horticulture Club: $1,000, two $500, and four $250. Limited to members of the UGA Horticulture Club. Based on service to the Horticulture Club. Recipients selected by the graduating students of the Horticulture Club. Applications available at April meetings of the Horticulture Club. Applications due May 1.

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Bartlett Foundation Scholarship Application

Application Closed
Application Deadline: June 1, 2021
Undergraduate majors in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, or Forestry who have a genuine interest in a career in Arboriculture. Evidence of interest may consist of courses, internships, work experience, or special projects in these fields.


College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Scholarships

Albert F. Dirr Scholarship

$1,000. Students in the department who apply for the general College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences scholarships will be considered for this scholarship. Recipient chosen by faculty committee based on scholarship, need, and extracurricular activities.

College-Wide Scholarships

CAES is committed to providing financial support to students enrolled in the college's majors. Apply online to be considered for all of these CAES general scholarships. Please note that incoming freshmen and transfer students should apply to the Prospective Students Scholarship Program listed above rather than for this College-wide Scholarships program. Students apply through the CAES portal and are considered for a variety of scholarships. Applications accepted beginning December 1.

CAES Scholarships

International Travel Scholarships

International travel scholarships are available to support CAES student travel to study abroad programs and international internship programs. Students may apply in one of two application cycles, according to their departure date. Students departing on an international program during the current fall semester or spring semester of the following year should apply between August 1 and  November 1. Students departing during the Maymester or summer semester should apply between December 1 and March 1. Applications received by the deadline date will be given full consideration.

International Travel Scholarships

Ratcliffe Scholars Program

The Ratcliffe Scholars Program rewards forward-thinking CAES undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in immersive, hands-on learning experiences outside the confines of a traditional class setting. Eligible experiences may include internships, study abroad programs, research opportunities and any other experiential learning activities deemed appropriate by the selection committee. Ratcliffe Scholars receive a $5,000 scholarship and participate in enrichment activities as cohort throughout the year.

Ratcliffe Scholars Program

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Georgia-based Scholarships

Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

For junior and seniors. Send application form, transcript, financial need form (provided), optional 4 x 5 black and white glossy, letter stating interest, background goals, reference letters to The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., 2450 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30602-5817, 706-227-5369. Deadline March 1.

Garden Club of Georgia Scholarships

Georgia Green Industry Association Scholarships

The scholarship program is open to all Georgia residents who are currently enrolled in a school that offers either a two-year or four year horticulture program; in or out of state. Scholarship applications are due November 1 of each year and winners will be recognized at GGIA’s Wintergreen Conference and Tradeshow in January. Applicants are graded on GPA, leadership and work experience, references and financial need. For 2020, GGIA will be offering a $1,000 scholarship. In years forward, it is our intent to offer multiple scholarships as the program grows.

GGIA Scholarship Program

Vivian Munday Scholarship

$1000, $500 for travel to the International Plant Propagator's Southern Region Meeting. Applications will be accepted between April 1st and September 1st. They will be reviewed by the Vivian Munday Scholarship Committee. Results will be provided to potential awardees at least 60 days prior to the annual meeting.

Vivian Munday Scholarship Program

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National Scholarships

American Floral Endowment

Multiple scholarships in floriculture and horticulture. American Floral Endownment (AFE) scholarships are intended for sophomore through graduate level college students pursuing degrees in floriculture and horticultural fields only.

AFE Scholarships

Brighter Blooms Nursery Scholarship

Brighter Blooms Nursery gives out scholarships twice a year. One scholarship will be awarded after the December 20th deadline. And the other will be awarded after the July deadline. Students who are interested in applying should meet these requirements: Currently enrolled college in the United States; Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent score on other grading scales); Students with an expressed interest in horticulture, plant breeding, landscape design or related field.

Brighter Blooms Nursery Scholarship

Perfect Plants Scholarship

Perfect Plants is a family owned nursery that is serious about plants and serious about offering the best products and information to their customers. They offer the South East Regional Scholarship Program those pursuing a degree in the horticultural industry. Applicants must be an incoming freshman, sophomore, junior or senior enrolled full or part time into a course of study at a community college or university leading to a career in the horticultural industry. A 3.0 or above GPA is required of the applicant. Students must return all of the following to Perfect Plants Nursery by the deadline of August 20th annually.

Perfect Plants Scholarship

Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship

Southern Nurserymen's Association. Four $2,500 scholarships. Eligibility: Full-time junior, senior, graduate student; resident of 16 southern states; minimum grade point average of 2.25 for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduate students. Deadline May 31.

Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Fund

The Garden Club of America Scholarships

Wide range of scholarships.

GCA Scholarships

Anne Seaman Memorial Scholarship

Professional Grounds Management Society. Students in landscape maintenance should submit application form, resume, letters of recommendation, and transcript. Professional Grounds Management Society, 120 Cockeysville Road, Suite 104, Hunt Valley, MD 21031. 404-584-9754. Applications only accepted between August 1 and September 15 every year.

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