Aug 24, 2021
HRI to Grant $25,000 in Scholarships for 2021-22 School Year

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) will grant up over $25,000 in scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year.

These scholarships are made possible by nine endowed funds that aid students who are seeking a lifelong career in horticulture. HRI and its donor firms consider graduating students in horticulture to be the lifeblood of the green industry. Applications are due no later than Sept. 10, 2021.

  • The Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow Jr. Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a resident of CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, or VT.
  • The Usrey Family Scholarship is awarded to a student attending a school in CA.
  • The Bryan A. Champion Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student attending a school in OH.
  • The Susie & Bruce Usrey Scholarship is awarded to a student attending a school in CA.
  • The Spring Meadow Scholarship is awarded to students who are interested in a career in woody plant propagation, production or breeding.
  • The Mugget Scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to work in any aspect of the horticultural industry.
  • The Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a resident of MD, VA, or WV.
  • The Gunter Mecking Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to work in any aspect of the horticultural industry.
  • The Wright Family of Alabama Scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to work in the horticultural industry, with preference given to Alabama students pursuing greenhouse careers.

Scholarship applications are due no later than Sept. 10 and may be accessed on HRI’s website at https://www.hriresearch.org/scholarship-application-and-resources.





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