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AmericanHort HortScholars 2020 Application


Hello GenNext Connectors! You've made it to the 2020 HortScholar Application library!

What do you do now? On this page, you can view (or download if you prefer) each student's HortScholar application. Using the score sheet you got in the email, you will judge each application then, when you are done, send the score sheet back to me at by March 22nd.

What will happen next? Once all members of the GenNext community have submitted their application score sheets, I will go through them and compile an overall score for each applicant.  We will discuss on our March GenNext call.

The 12 finalists will be notified and asked to provide a brief video (30 seconds or so) on why they'd like to be a HortScholar. We will review the videos and choose the 6 HortScholars of 2019 from that pool on the April GenNext call.

Questions? Contact me at or (614) 887-1154. Thanks!

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What stimulated your original interest in horticulture and why did you choose horticulture as your current major?
What special contributions do you hope to make to the horticulture industry?
What are three things you'd like to learn and experience in the next year that will help you in your career goals?
What are you hoping to get out of your experience as a HortScholar?
Why should you be chosen for this opportunity and what makes you unique?
How did you hear about the HortScholars program?
If you could present for 5 minutes on any topic, what would your top 3 choices be?
You have 1 one-way plane ticket. Where would you go and why?