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.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Any student enrolled in a college horticultural program (or a high school senior who has taken several horticultural classes) in the Bay Area.

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

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

 

HOW TO APPLY?

 

  1. Fill in the scholarship application form completely.

  2. Please submit two letters of recommendation: these can be from the horticultural program director, an academic teacher or another {program, organization, company} leader.

  3. Official transcript from your college or high school is required.

  4.  Transcript and letters of recommendations should be sent directly to WHS from your college or high school.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  January 15, 2023

 

  • Recipients will be notified by February 1, 2023, and scholarships will be awarded at our February 8, 2023 WHS meeting.

  • Each scholarship includes a 1 year paid WHS student membership.

  • Recipients will be asked to introduce themselves and make a short presentation at the February or another mutually agreeable subsequent meeting.

Questions and submissions may be directed to: 

westernhortsociety@gmail.com 

or mailed to:

Western Horticultural Society

Attn: Scholarships

P.O Box 166

Mountain View, CA 94042