Total Landscape Care will award scholarships totaling $5,000 to students planning a career in landscaping who are currently majoring in a related discipline at an accredited university, community college or technical school.
The first-place winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship while the second- and third-place winners will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. The money will be paid to the winning students’ schools on their behalf.
You can find the entry form and more details about the scholarship program here. The official rules of the contest are here.
The application process is straightforward: We ask for a resume, photo and your response to a few essay questions.
Because a number of academic areas can lead to a career in landscaping, the essay questions will give us the opportunity to learn about your specific career goals. For example, you may love plants and desire to focus on turf and ornamental design and installation. Then again, if you’re looking to design and build magnificent outdoor living areas, tell us about your interest in hardscaping.
In addition to your specific career goals, we also ask you to share some of your perceptions of the landscaping industry. We’d like to get a feel for both your appreciation for the green industry’s ongoing contribution to Americans’ quality of life as well as your views on challenges the industry faces in 2016 and beyond.
Be sure to note that while you needn’t complete your scholarship application in one sitting, you’ll need to save your progress before exiting the form in order to receive a return link to your application.
The deadline for submitting a scholarship application is Sept. 30, 2016. Total Landscape Care will announce the winners in late October.