graduate students and department head Every year the department gives away more than $60,000 in scholarships and fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students associated with our department.

Undergraduate students in food systems and plant science are automatically entered for all departmental scholarships when they apply for college-level scholarships through the CFANS scholarship page. If you are not eligible for college scholarships, contact the scholarship coordinator at to gain access to the application. Apply and write "Department Scholarship Application Only" in the first line of your response to question #1 on the application.

Graduate students are typically nominated for scholarships and fellowships by their faculty advisers. If a scholarship is open for general application, an email will be sent to all graduate students in the Department of Horticultural Science.


More Scholarships

Undergraduates can also check the complete CFANS scholarship list for additional opportunities. Graduate students can see University-wide fellowship and grant opportunities on the Graduate School website.

You may also check the Seed Your Future Scholarship page for a list of scholarships. 

Support Our Students

Much of our scholarship money is donated by alumni and friends of the department. Other scholarships are made possible by local garden clubs and wholesalers. If you are interested in donating to our scholarship fund, please visit our donation page, where you can donate securely online or find information about other ways of giving.