SCHOLARSHIPS

Western Horticultural Society is initiating two scholarships for students from our area who are enrolled in a horticultural program in a San Francisco Bay area community or other college or California university. Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded to deserving students. The scholarships are intended to help with scholastic related expenses such as books, course fees, and/or horticultural projects. Our scholarship committee will determine each scholarship recipient as the requirements for both are the same.

 

THE RICHARD AND BRACEY TIEDE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is named in honor of two long-time Western Horticulture Society members, Richard and Bracey Tiede, who contributed much to our group and were recipients of our 2018 Founders Award.  The scholarship is funded by a generous donation from their estate. The couple had a long commitment to the advancement of horticulture and we hope to honor them by awarding this scholarship to a student with a similar commitment to deepening their horticultural knowledge. 

THE WESTERN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

 

This scholarship honors the mission of our society to advance horticulture in all of its phases. It continues a past tradition of awarding scholarships to support students studying horticulture with an aim of pursuing or furthering careers related to horticulture. It is funded through member dues and donations to our society.

 

REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY

  • Any Student enrolled in a college Horticultural program in the Bay Area.

  • The student has completed at least 8 units in the horticultural program.

  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA).

  • Recipient will be given a 1 year paid student membership for WHS and must attend at least one WHS meeting to introduce them selves to the membership.

 

WHAT IS REQUIRED IN THE APPLICATION FOR EACH STUDENT

 

  1. Letter of recommendation from the 

    1. Horticultural Director or Appropriate Department Head

    2. 2 others, at least one from an academic teacher, and another from either a teacher, another program leader or place of work, internship or volunteer organization.

  2. Official transcript from your college.

  3. Fill in all information on the the scholarship application form.    

  4. Transcript and letter of recommendations sent directly to us. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  November 1, 2021

 

Recipients will be notified before the end of the year and scholarships will be awarded at our January meeting. Recipients will be asked to make a short presentation at the January or another mutually agreeable subsequent meeting.

Questions and submissions may be directed to: westernhortsociety@gmail.com

or:

Western Horticultural Society

Attn: Scholarships

P.O Box 166

Mountain View, CA 94042