The SCLTA places a high value on education and is pleased to support students that are committed to obtaining a degree in the fields of horticulture and urban forestry. We currently offer two “Gold” scholarships to those at a 4 year institutions and two “Silver” scholarships forthose that attend a 2 year school. The Gold scholarship is in the form of a check to the selected individual for $2,000 and the Silver is for $1,000. Applications are received, reviewed and selected during the fall semester.
The chosen scholarship winners (along with any family members that would like to share in this moment) are invited to be our guests and attend our annual conference in January. At the conference their achievement is recognized by the SCLTA board and present membership and their scholarship check is presented to them at that time.
To be eligible for the SCLTA scholarships, an applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree program majoring in Plant Sciences or a related field (urban forestry, landscape architecture, entomology, plant pathology, etc.) at a South Carolina educational institution. The applicant must have minimum GPA of 3.0. Application forms are available on the SCLTA website and they must accompany a short biography (that contains a statement of career goals) and their most recent transcripts. The SCLTA scholarship committee reviews each application and makes its recommendations to the board based on the type of scholarship, related extra-curricular activities and work history and career goals.
The four scholarships given out every year are line items in the SCLTA budget and are primarily funded by revenues received from our annual conference. We gladly accept donations toward any of our scholarships. Please earmark your checks with “Scholarships” or contact us for more information.