External Scholarships

  • National School Plant Management Association

    Application Deadline: December 15, 2019

    For undergraduates. Selection criteria is based on financial need, academic achievement, co-curricular participation, community service, and essay response.

  • Essay/Video Scholarship Program

    Application Deadline: December 15, 2019

    Any current, full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year American university or college is welcome to apply. There is no age or specified major requirement.

  • Association of Grand Rapids Landscape Professionals Scholarship

    Application Deadline: December 16, 2019

    For students interested in the green industry (landscape, lawn maintenance, retail garden center, arboriculture, and grower) and intend to reside and work in Grand Rapids, MI upon graduation.

  • Unpaid Internship Opportunity Award (Scholarship)

    Application Deadline: January 14, 2020

    If you are an MSU undergraduate participating in an unpaid internship, this program is designed to encourage and support your initiative in finding experiential learning opportunities that help you prepare for your career.

  • MSU Federal Credit Union Internship Opportunity Award

    Application Deadline: January 14, 2020

    For students accepted to or actively pursuing a high quality, unpaid, career-related internship focusing on the following areas: nonprofit organizations, government, media, the arts, public relations and advertising.

  • Winterthur Research Fellowship Program

    Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

    For graduate students to support research in social and cultural history, design history, the decorative arts, landscape architecture and design, consumer culture, and conservation studies.

  • Professional Grounds Management Society

    Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

    Open to all undergraduate students in horticulture

  • Royal Horticultural Society

    Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

    An exchange programme for British and American university graduates and horticultural students wanting experience abroad.

  • Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture

    Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

    Open to rising college sophomores, juniors, seniors and Master’s degree candidates majoring in horticulture or related fields at institutions in IN, KY, MI, OH, PA or WV

  • MSU Office for Education Abroad (Winter Application)

    Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

    Scholarships to support student study abroad experiences

  • Michigan Potato Industry Commission Scholarship

    Application Deadline: January 18, 2020

    A Scholarship for undergraduates interested in the potato industry

  • Garden Club of America’s Urban Forestry Fellowship

    Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

    Open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students studying urban forestry, environmental studies, horticulture, forestry, or related courses of study with a special interest in urban forestry.

  • The Garden Club of America Hope Goddard Iselin Fellowship

    Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

    For graduate students interested in or studying public horticulture

  • Dave Dowling Scholarship

    Application Deadline: February 1, 2020

    For students who have worked, are currently working, or plan to work after graduation in a commercial cut flower production operation.

  • The Garden Club of America

    Application Deadline: February 1, 2020

    28 Merit-based scholarships in multiple categories

  • National Garden Clubs Inc.

    Application Deadline: February 1, 2020

    For students planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture.

  • American Society for Horticultural Science

    Application Deadline: February 4, 2020

    There is no application for this scholarship; the Horticulture Department nominates one student each year

  • Bruce Simpson Winemakers Scholarship

    Application Deadline: February 15, 2020

    For students pursuing a certificate or associate’s degree in viticulture and/or enology via the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology or Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA).

  • The Irrigation Foundation Scholarship Program

    Application Deadline: February 15, 2020

    For students interested in a career in the irrigation field.

  • National Association of Women in Construction

    Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

    For women in construction-related programs

  • Western Reserve Herb Society

    Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

    For sophomore, juniors, and seniors with a GPA of 3.2 or above.

  • Perfect Plants Scholarship

    Application Deadline: August 20, 2020

    For incoming freshman, sophomore, junior or senior enrolled full or part time leading to a career in the horticultural industry.

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