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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 nominated for scholarships and fellowships by their faculty advisers.
Undergraduate students do not apply to any particular scholarship. However, if you see a scholarship that you might qualify for we strongly encourage you to put your name into the applicant pool for departmental scholarships via the CFANS scholarship page.
|Vincent K. Bailey Scholarship||Undergraduate student in environmental horticulture with academic ability, academic promise, and good character.|
|Thomas M. & Drusilla Paist McGill Scholarship||Undergraduate student emphasizing in horticulture.|
|Philip & Mary Allen Scholarship||Undergraduate student interested in floriculture.|
|Minnesota Garden Flower Scholarship||Undergraduate student interested in floriculture.|
|C.N. Ruedlinger Memorial Scholarship||Undergraduate student in the horticulture program, including students interested in the nursery industry and related fields.|
|Edgar & Arlene Graupman Scholarship||Undergraduate student who is a resident of Hennepin County, emphasizing in environmental horticulture.|
|Saint Anthony Park Garden Club Scholarship||Undergraduate student passionate about gardening and horticulture.|
|Arthur E. Hutchins Scholarship||Undergraduate student in vegetable or fruit production.|
|Dale & Ingebor Smith Scholarship||Undergraduate student with an environmental horticulture emphasis.|
|Gideon Memorial Scholarship||Undergraduate student in fruit production.|
|Leon C. Snyder Scholarship||Undergraduate student with a horticulture emphasis.|
|Soil & Sunshine Garden Club Scholarship||Undergraduate student enrolled in environmental horticulture; each recipient presents a seminar to the club.|
|Wagner’s Greenhouse Scholarship||Undergraduate student studying production horticulture.|
|Richard A. Hamilton Scholarship||Undergraduate student studying horticulture.|
|George and Mary Lou Klacan Scholarship||Must have an internship at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.|
|Markhart Organics Scholarship||Undergraduate student working on the University of Minnesota Student Organic Farm or an undergraduate student working with horticultural crops that is engaged with traditionally underserved neighborhoods in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.|
|ASHS Outstanding Undergraduate Horticulture Student||Students are nominated for this award by the department. This award is given to the top undergraduate scholar in the department.|
|ASHS Collegiate Scholars Award||Students are nominated for this award by the department. They must be in the top 15% of their class and are selected on the basis of their scholarship achievements, leadership abilities, participation in campus/club activities, and services to their departments.|
|ASHS Scholars Award||Applicants must be nominated by the head of the department. Only one person may be nominated by the department per year. See the criteria on the ASHS website.|
|Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association Scholarships||Students are nominated for this award by the department. This award is given to an outstanding undergraduate student studying horticulture.|
Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships
Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships
Graduate students are nominated for scholarships and fellowships by their advisers. However, if you see a scholarship that you might qualify for we encourage you to talk to your adviser to put your name into the applicant pool.
|Hueg Landscape Arboretum Research Fellowship||Awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Horticultural Science with exceptional potential in their field and is interested in performing research at the Arboretum on plants adapted to the Minnesota climate.|
|Daniels Fellowship in Horticulture||Awarded to a graduate student in horticulture studying viticulture, fruit production, or plant breeding and is engaged in research associated with the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum or its Horticultural Research Center.|
|Landscape Horticulture Fellowship||Awarded to a graduate student in horticulture interested in landscape design.|
|William H. Alderman Memorial Fellowship||Awarded to the most outstanding graduate student studying horticultural science that year.|
|Fellowship in Plant Developmental Biology||Awarded to a graduate student demonstrating academic merit and who is co-advised by a faculty member in the Department of Horticultural Science, with a focus in plant developmental biology.|
|Eldon A. and June E. Tessman Fellowship||Awarded to a graduate student studying potato breeding and genetics; the diseases, pathogens, and pests that harm potato crops; management practices for optimal harvests; or post-harvest storage issues or conditions necessary for potato production.|
One of the ways that our students learn about careers in horticulture is by attending professional plant science-related conferences such as the Northern Green Expo and the Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services (MOSES) conference. The horticulture department supports this important component of student learning by covering registration costs for these conferences, up to $100. Interested in attending? Send an email to Lauren Matushin (email@example.com) before the conference letting her know the name of the conference and the cost of attendance. After the conference is over, provide Lauren with proof of attendance (a receipt from conference registration) and email her a short summary (no more than one page) about what you learned at the conference. Reimbursement will be given for up to 2 conferences per student; however, the TOTAL reimbursement for each student in a single school year can be no more than $100.
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.
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.