Building A Strong Foundation for Industry's Next Generation

The National Horticuluture 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. 


Apply to Receive a Scholarship

 Scholarships are available through the National Horticulture Foundation.  Annual Deadline for all applications is January 15th.  Newly added is the Hoskin McDougald Scholarship which is available to students residing within the boundaries of FNGLA's Palm Beach, Broward or Treasure Coast Chapters. If you would like to learn more about applying for an NHF scholarships, please click one of the links below for scholarship application. 

Several FNGLA Chapters also have chosen to allow NHF to become the facilitator of their scholarship funds, continuing to expand the scholarship opportunities through the Foundation’s efforts.  Awards are based primarily on financial need and whether or not the student has satisfied the specific criteria. It is the goal of the Foundation to see these students grow and mature into future leaders of the green industry.


General Application

Full-time undergraduates, graduate students and non-traditional students   attending community college, university or technical college outside of Florida may apply through general scholarship application.

James S. Davis Memorial Scholarship Application

Full-time undergraduate students attending community college, university or technical institution within the state of Florida may apply for James H. Davis Scholarship.

Hoskin/McDougald Scholarship Application

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 and Sandy. Numerous industry members have generously supported the fund to help educate each new generation of industry professionals.

Why You Should Be A Part of the Green Industry

National Horticulture Foundation supports educational programs that will attract young people to the nursery and landscape industry so that they will become part of the solution to future industry challenges. Not sure this is the  right place for you?  Hear why students have chosen the nursery and landscape industry for themselves.

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Special Thanks to New England GROWS.  Developed in collaboration with its four founding partner organizations, this video highlights green industry professionals, from students to experienced veterans, commenting on what they enjoy about their careers in commercial horticulture.

Graduate Assistantship Program At University of Florida

With Florida producing approximately 80% of the foliage grown in the United States and the University of Florida doing a very large portion of the nation’s research, it was a perfect match for the development of a graduate assistantship program.  In 2010, NHF’s graduate assistantship program generated the level of funding needed for its first graduate-student project.  NHF Board of Directors serves as an advisory committee and provides direction and supervision to each graduate student and faculty member involved.  

Graduate Projects