About the Scholarship

The scholarship was initially started by the Jim Rathmell, who was a horticulture extension specialist at Pennsville State University who promoted communication and cooperation with horticulturists in other countries. He worked with commercial growers to encourage and develop many outstanding educational programs.

The scholarship is awarded to junior or senior level U.G or graduate students who have a specific plan for Horticulture or Floriculture studies in the U.S. or Canada region. The preference is given to the candidates who stand excellent through academics, employment, and extracurricular activities.


How to apply for this scholarship?

  • An applicant must complete an online application form initially to apply for this award. The application form can be found on the official website and it requires a student to provides all the personal and academic details while filling the application form.

  • In addition to that he/she must provide two reference letters, one from a teacher evaluating you as a student and one from an employer evaluating you as a worker.

  • An applicant should provide official transcripts from a recent college/institution where he/she is studying and prove their excellence in academics.


Award Amount and Deadline

The scholarship award amount ranges from $300 to $4,000 to six eligible applicants who demonstrate their involvement in community services and excellence in academics.

All applicants must submit their online application and scholarship required documents on or before 1st May 2020.



Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be at the junior or senior level.

  • A student must be an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • Candidates must have a specific plan to pursue an education or career in Floriculture or horticulture in the U.S. or Canada.

  • A student should maintain at least a 2.0-grade point average out of 4 in order to receive this award.

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