Future landscapers can now apply for the TLC Scholarship Contest

Updated Jun 26, 2017
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Total Landscape Care is accepting applications for its annual TLC Scholarship Contest once again and this time there will be a winner for each semester.

Students planning a career in landscaping who are majoring in a related discipline at an accredited university, community college or technical school are welcome to apply.

Unlike last year where there were second and third place winners, this year there will be only a first-place winner per semester.

The scholarship recipient will receive a $2,500 scholarship that will be sent to their school. They will also receive a certificate and a write-up on Total Landscape Care’s website.

Applications will be accepted throughout the year but in order to be considered for the fall semester’s scholarship you must have completed your submission by July 12.

For those wishing to be considered for the spring semester, the application must be completed by Nov. 15.

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 2017 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.

Incomplete applications will not be considered so please remember to attach resumes, photos and answer all of the essay questions.

You can find the entry form and more details about the scholarship program here.

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