NHF Scholarship Deadlines Approaching


Each day, there is an opportunity to change someone’s life. And, in providing financial support to aspiring industry newcomers, NHF is seizing the opportunity to shape the future of our nursery and landscape industry.    

NHF’s scholarship programs continue to establish pathways each year for qualified students pursuing careers in horticulture or related fields, and are in need of financial support.

The application deadline for scholarships is January 15.

Since its inception more than 20 years ago, NHF’s scholarship program has awarded more than $400,000 to students in need through its three scholarship funds:

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 an FNGLA member, Davis actively served his association through his committee and trade show activities, and through his dedication to his industry. 

Full-time undergraduate students attending a community college, university or technical institution within Florida may apply for this scholarship.

Hoskins/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 Bob Hoskins and Sandy McDougald contributed to the horticultural industry. Numerous industry members have generously supported the fund which assists in funding education for each new generation of industry professionals.

Students applying for this scholarship must have been a Florida resident residing in one of the following counties for a minimum of one year: Palm Beach, Broward, Okeechobee, Martin, St. Lucie or Indian River.

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.

For more information, visit NHF’s website.