SHA Scholarship

The Student Horticulture Association (SHA) has developed an endowment fund for scholarships.  The amount awarded is different every year depending on how much is raised for the endowment. In order to qualify for one of our scholarships, you must be a member of the club. Scholarships will only be awarded once in the student's tenure at Michigan State. It is usually awarded during the Spring semester.

The scholarship will be sent out to students and talked about at meetings. For 2024, applications will be accepted until April 3rd. Award recipients will be announced at Dedication Dinner on April 12, 2024. 

Example of Application Requirements

Email Address:
Category: (i.e. Officer, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior)
For how many semesters have you been a member of our association?
Local Address:
Telephone Number:
Permanent Address:
Essay 1 or 2

Essay for students who have been members for more than one year

Please write a one page essay describing your participation in MSU's Student Horticulture Association activities. This includes offices held, participation in networking nights and expos including LANDSCAPES, GLTE, and student horticultural competitions such as NCLC. Please include your involvement in our association's activities and volunteer opportunities. We are also interested in what being a member has meant to you. You may want to describe how being a member has helped you reach your goals while at MSU and what you hope to do in the future with your horticulture degree.

Essay for students who have been members for less than one year

Please write a one page essay describing your interests in horticulture, what you hope to do in the future with a horticulture degree, and how being an MSU Student Horticulture Association member will help you reach your goals.

Decision of Awards and Announcement of Results:

It will be reviewed by our SHA faculty advisors and at least two additional faculty members with significant student interaction or who are members of the Horticulture Scholarship Committee. They may ask for input from ineligible SHA members (those who were previously awarded a scholarship). The decisions will be announced at the Spring Show Dedication Ceremony. The awards will also be posted on the Student Horticulture Association's website and outside the Undergraduate Advisor's office.