I want to apply, but I’m not sure because of my work or internship schedule this summer. What should I do?
Apply! Many employers (especially those in the horticulture field) view the AmericanHort Scholars Program as a very beneficial opportunity and are willing to give you time off.
The AmericanHort Scholars program is not a traditional scholarship where you receive money toward your tuition. But you can think of it as a scholarship worth $1,500 to attend Cultivate’21 (the largest all-industry event in North America).
Scholars do not receive monetary compensation for their participation. They do receive a free one-year AmericanHort membership, an All Access Pass to Cultivate’21 (over $200 value), free meals ($500+), and a free place to stay ($800+).
Only 6 students are selected each year.
AmericanHort’s Generation Next Community, which organizes young professional events and education, is the selection committee for the Scholars program.
Applications are reviewed by each member of the Generation Next Community. Committee members score applications based on specific items such as involvement in student activities, horticulture-related jobs, and your passion for your career choice.
Yes, but you will be responsible for paying for your transportation to and from Columbus, Ohio.
No, official transcripts are not required. You will need to submit a resume and two letters of recommendation. Your resume should include work experience, club and extra-curricular involvements, volunteer experience, and any awards or recognitions you have received.
Cultivate’21 will be held July 10-13, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. HortScholars will arrive 3 days prior to the event on July 7.
Contact Katie Gustafson at KatieG@AmericanHort.org or (614) 884-1154.