There are many external scholarships available for current and future students. This list of scholarships is external to Auburn University.

Alabama Farmer’s Federation/Alfa Scholarship

(ALFA Scholarship website)- Application Deadline: December 1

Alabama Nursery & Landscape Association

Application Deadline: November 10 – ALNLA Scholarship Application Form

Alabama Farmer’s Cooperative

See your local Alabama Farmer’s Cooperative and ask for information on the scholarship program.

National FFA Organization

Visit National FFA Scholarships for application links and information about the National FFA Organization’s scholarships for FFA members and non-members.

TOCA (Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association)

See the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association website for more details. (scholarship link)

DEADLINE: This application and all supplemental materials must be emailed no later than March 2, 2015.

GIE Media Horticultural Scholarship and Internship

Lawn & Landscape, and its parent company, GIE Media, the leading media company serving the lawn and landscape, golf course, nursery, greenhouse and garden center markets, has established a fund to support academic scholarships and business internship placements for outstanding college students focused on leading in the green industry. See website for application. Application Deadline: April 15

Horticultural Research Institute

HRI Endowment Fund Scholarships. Visit the website for more information.

EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship

EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study. Click here for more information.

The Western Reserve Herb Society Scholarship

Scholarship website


The Herb Society of Nashville is accepting applications now for the $1500 annual scholarship. 

Go to to download an application and to see the requirements for this scholarship.

Scholarship Application – Due April 1, 2016

Sports Turf Managers Association

Must join STMA to be eligible ($25 membership fee). SAFE Scholarship Info.

Professional Ground Management Society

Application Deadline: January 1. – Scholarship information and Application

Georgia Green Industry Association

MUST BE A GEORGIA RESIDENT – GGIA information and Application.

Garden Club of America

Several scholarships are offered the GCA. See the Garden Club of America website for more information.

Sidney B Meadows Scholarship

Click here for more information

National Association of Landscape Professionals (formerly PLANET)

Scholarship information

Floriculture Industry Research and Scholarship Trust

American Floral Endowment

Garden Writers Association Foundation

Garden Writers Association Foundation Website

Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers

Dave Dowling Scholarship

Watson-Brown Foundation

Georgia & South Carolina residents only. Apply Online: Watson-Brown Foundation Scholarship

Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 30 (Apply beginning in January) Scholarships ranging from $1000-5000 or more. Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

International Plant Propagators Society (IPPS)

International Society of Arboriculture – Southern Chapter

Sophomores and Juniors –

American Conifer Society

The American Conifer Society Scholarship – **Must have a reference from a member (See Dr. Fain).

National Corn Growers Association

**Must be a member of dependent of a member of the NCGA for consideration. NCGA Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Info.

Alabama Farmer’s Cooperative

The Alabama Farmer’s Cooperative have two scholarships available: The Alabama Farmer’s Cooperative and Auburn University Scholarship Program (available to incoming freshman) and the John H. Matthews Scholarship.

For an applications and details, contact your local Alabama Farmer’ Cooperative store, or see Brian Brown.

The Society of Commercial Arboriculture

The Society of Commercial Arboriculture is offering a $2,000 financial scholarship to students majoring in Arboriculture, Urban Forestry, or Horticulture in a 4-year program and a $1,000 financial scholarship to students majoring in Arboriculture, Urban Forestry, or Horticulture in a 2-year program.

For complete details and an application please click here.


The TREE Fund offers scholarships for undergraduate students who aspire to careers in arboriculture, urban forestry and related fields.

For an application and details click here.

Perennial Plant Association

The Perennial Plant Association Scholarship Program – $1000 and complimentary registration for all lectures and tours at the Perennial Plant Symposium in Cincinnati, Ohio. Click here for more information and application.

Alabama Golf Course Superintendents Association

The AGCSA Legacy Scholarship Program offers educational aid to the children and grandchildren of AGCSA Regular members. The awards of $2,000 each are funded by AGCSA and administered by The Donnie Arthur Scholarship Program.

Davey Tree

Each year the Davey Tree Expert Company awards fifty $1,000 scholarships to students seeking a degree in forestry, urban forestry, arboriculture, horticulture or other related discipline. Our company takes great pride in supporting these students and the universities and colleges that prepare them for the future. Applications are due September 22, 2017

Application Link

Department of Homeland Security

The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission. This education program is intended to ensure a highly talented science and technology community to achieve the DHS mission and objectives. Eligible students must be studying in a homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) field with an interest, major, or concentration directly related to one of the homeland security research areas.

Total Landscape Care

Submissions will be accepted from August 12, 2016 – September 30, 2016. After the submission period is over, judges from Total Landscape Care and Randall-Reilly will select three scholarship recipients.

The first place winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship sent to their current technical school, college or university. The second and third place winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship. All three winners will also receive a certificate and a “write-up” on the Total Landscape Care website.

Visit this link for more information.