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The Horticultural Research Institute believes in helping students obtain the education necessary to successfully pursue horticultural careers. Our generous donors have created multiple scholarship opportunities for students to support their academic journey. Backing motivated students today plays a vital role in protecting and growing the industry tomorrow.


This combined application form allows students to apply for all nine scholarship funds administered by the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) plus the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship (administered by the Sidney B. Meadows Endowment Fund). Check your eligibility for these scholarships.

Applications for the 2024 program year open March 1, 2024 and close May 31, 2024.

General Submission Information

  • Required Materials: general contact information, statement of financial need, personal essay, resume, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. You will upload your resume and your transcripts as PDF documents.
    • Not sure how to create a PDF document? While there are many references online for how to accomplish this, here are two that might help: MAC users click here and Windows users click here.
  • At least one recommendation should come from a department faculty member. The second recommendation may come from a department faculty member, an employer, or a former employer. Both recommendations must be submitted directly from the recommender to HRI through this application system
  • Submission of all materials must be completed through through this application system
  • Only one application is required to apply for all scholarships for which you are eligible

Click here to start your application.