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Scholarship Opportunities


Building A Strong Foundation for

Industry's Next Generation

The National Horticulture Foundation’s scholarship programs continues to establish pathways for qualified students in need of financial support to gain experience and expertise, earn post high school degrees and become active members and leaders in the horticulture or related segments such are landscape professionals, arborists, landscape architecture, research. 

Scholarships are available through the National Horticulture Foundation on an annual basis. Deadline for all applications is  January 15.  A 2.5 (C) or above grade point average is required of all applicants. Award recipients are eligible to reapply for scholarship annually.  Choose which scholarship below fits you best.  Only one application per person will be accepted. 

James S. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund

James Davis was the founder and owner of Davis Tree Farm from 1978 until his
death in May 1995. As FNGA member, he actively served his association through committee and trade show activities and dedication to his industry.  Full-time undergraduate students attending a community college, university or technical institution within the state of Florida may apply for the James H. Davis Scholarship.

General Application Fund

Full-time undergraduates, graduate students and non-traditional
students attending community college, university or technical college
outside of Florida may apply for NHF’s General Scholarship.

Hoskin/McDougald Scholarship Fund

The Bob Hoskins and Sandy McDougald Scholarship was established by
the Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape
Association (FNGLA) to commemorate the dedication, enthusiasm and
many years of service contributed to the horticultural industry by Bob
Hoskin and Sandy McDougald. Numerous industry members have
generously supported the fund to help educate each new generation of
industry professionals.

FNGLA NE Chapter Scholarship "Billy Barwald Memorial Scholarship"

The Billy Barwald Scholarship was established in 2016 by the Northeast Chapter of the FloridaNursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) to commemorate Billy’s dedication,enthusiasm and many years of service in the horticultural industry. Billy created and ran Barwald Landscaping for over 60 years and in 1990 he started the Flying Dragon Citrus Nursery with his son, Michael, in Jacksonville Florida.


He also was the third Landscape Architect registered in the State of Florida. Billy was a charter member of the 1953 establishment of the Florida Nursery and Growers Association (now FNGLA) and was elected to the FNGLA’s Hall of Fame in 2010. It is fitting that the Billy Barwald Scholarship invests in a new generation of young professionals to further the horticultural industry for years to come.

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