HRI Muggets Scholarship

Horticultural Research Institute


Grant amount: US $1,500

Deadline: Sep 7, 2018

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

Minimum GPA: 2.25

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Overview:

What is a Mugget? An informal group called the Mugget Growers of America (MGA) began in 1981 as a social, educational and fundraising group. Each year MGA participants meet at the American Nursery & Landscape Association's (ANLA) Management Clinic to discuss important plant issues regarding the development of a new plant called "Mugget". In addition to their discussions many of the MGA members make contributions during their meeting to the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research affiliate of ANLA. Contributions are made in support of HRI's research and scholarship activities.

MGA members understand the importance of having qualified and quality professionals within the green industry. The MGA group decided that proceeds from Mugget events will be made in support of student scholarships. This is how the Muggets Scholarship was created. Each year, as the fund grows a student scholarship will be awarded. Mugget supporters hope to help aspiring students from across the country obtain a degree in horticulture with this scholarship.

Previous Muggets Scholarship award winners may apply for the scholarship by submitting a new application form for the year.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must:
    • be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program in landscape, horticulture or related discipline at a two or four-year institution.
      • Students in vocational agriculture programs will also be considered.
    • be currently enrolled in good standing and carry a full-time course load at the time of application and during the semesters for which the scholarship is granted
    • have at least a sophomore standing in a four-year curriculum or senior standing in a two-year curriculum as of the fall semester of scholarship application year, if an undergraduate student
      • (graduate students of any year are also eligible)
    • have a minimum grade point average overall of 2.25 based on a scale of 4.0, and a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a scale of 4.0 in their major.

Preferences:

  • Preference will be given to applicants who plan to work within the industry (including nursery operation, landscape architecture/design/construction/maintenance, interiorscape, horticultural distribution, or retail garden center) following graduation.