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Turfgrass Management Scholarships

Here are some of the Turfgrass Management scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

PGMS Scholarship

Each year the PGMS scholarship committee awards monetary scholarships to students in horticulture or related fields. Applicants must be at least in their first year of college or may be recently graduated from high school (within the calendar year). The top recipient will also have the opportunity to attend the GIE+Expo in Louisville in the autumn. PGMS will pay for the scholarship recipients’ conference registration and a travel allowance as well. What are the criteria? The applicant must be a current student of horticulture or a related field, must be sponsored by a PGMS member and will need to submit a cover letter and resume. The applicant will also need to submit their current college transcript and two letters of reference. All applicants must submit the following by mail to PGMS: The completed scholarship application. Download the application form at website. A cover letter. Typed. Please include introduction, educational and professional goals, and intent for use of scholarship funds. A current resume. Typed. Please include past employment history, awards, and certificates earned. College or school transcripts. Two (2) letters of recommendation. These should be from an instructor, employer, etc. A letter from the PGMS member who is sponsoring the applicant.

Johnson & Wales University Golf Management Scholarship

This award was established in 2000 for Ouimet Scholars attending the golf management program at Johnson & Wales University’s Miami campus. The scholarship has been established as an incentive for scholars interested in golf management. The program offers a degree in golf management and a broad scope of opportunities within the golf industry.To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must have completed at least two years service to golf as caddies, helpers in the pro shop, or course superintendent operations at a club in Massachusetts. The awards are "need-based" and assist with tuition at accredited undergraduate institutions.

Valderrama Awards

This award allows citizens of Spain to study turfgrass management in the United States. The award is based on leadership potential and academics.

TOCA Scholarship Program

Application Materials:The Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association will award one $2,500 fall semester scholarships to undergraduate college students pursuing a career in green industry communications.1. To qualify, students must major or minor in technical communications or a green industry related field such as horticulture, plant sciences, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, etc. The applicant also must demonstrate an interest in using this course of study in the field of communications.2. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or above and a 3.0 in the major area of study (based on a 4.0 scale). Students enrolled in the fall can apply for the scholarship. Eligibility, as determined by the TOCA Board of Directors, extends to two and four year program students attending institutions that offer turf management curriculums.3. The scholarship will be awarded through the bursar's office at the recipient's college or university.Application materials should be emailed to:Barb Ulschmid, TOCAbulschmid1@aol.com

Deacon Palmer Scholarship

This award was established in 1998 and is named after the late father of Arnold Palmer. The Deacon Palmer Scholarship is for an Ouimet Scholar who intends to pursue a career in golf. Deacon Palmer spent his career as a course superintendent and golf professional at Latrobe Country Club in Western Pennsylvania. He died in 1976. Initial funding of the award came throughproceeds of the Ouimet Fund’s “Evening with Arnold Palmer” gala dinner in 1997 and another $100,000 was added to the endowment through proceeds of the 1999 “Boston Pops/Salute to the Ryder Cup and Arnold Palmer.”To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must have completed at least two years service to golf as caddies, helpers in the pro shop, or course superintendent operations at a club in Massachusetts. The awards are "need-based" and assist with tuition at accredited undergraduate institutions.

Sustainable LawnCare Leaders Scholarship

LawnCare.net is proud to offer a $500 scholarship to an undergraduate student pursuing a career in sustainable botany, horticulture, landscape architecture, or a related field. We believe that sustainable practices are the key to a healthy planet and thriving environmental service industry. This scholarship is to help raise awareness about different sustainability efforts and why they are crucial for the success of those pursuing careers in these fields. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who meets the criteria and shows outstanding potential to be a front-runner for green practices in his or her career. Candidates must be United States citizens or legal residents enrolled full-time at an accredited college, university, or trade school.

The Royal Spanish Golf Federation Scholarship

The Royal Spanish Golf Federation Scholarship for Golf Course Management is a two-year program established to fund the education of individuals from Spain who are pursuing turfgrass management degrees from Michigan State University. The recipients receive $10,000 for two years for tuition and books.

Kimberly Peppard Memorial Scholarship

College of Science - Moss Landing Letter application via MLML Friends to Soroptimists.

GCSAA Scholars Competition

These scholarships range from $500 to $6,000. Applicants must be enrolled in a recognized undergraduate program in a major field related to turf management, have completed at least 24 credit hours or the equivalent of one year of full-time study in the appropriate major, and be a member of GCSAA. Selection criteria for this program includes academic excellence, work experience, extracurricular activities and potential to become a leading professional in the golf course management industry. The annual deadline is June 1.

Hospitality/Hotel/Tourism Scholarship

Areas of Studies: Accommodation & Marketing, Golf Club Management and Operations, Hospitality Administration, Hospitality & Hotel Management, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Hospitality Management, Hospitality Tourism and Leisure Management Hotel and Food Administration, Hotel and Resort Management, Hotel & Resort & Restaurant Management, Resort Operations, Tourism Management, Hospitality Management – Catering ProgramWho Can Apply * College students in the 1st year of a minimum two-year diploma program * University students in their first or second year of a degree program. This applies to universities whose above mentioned areas of studies start in their first year of a degree program (where scholarship is applicable). * University students in the third year of a degree program. This applies to universities whose above mentioned areas of studies start in third year, not in the first year of a degree program (where scholarship is applicable) * University students in the first-year of a 2+2 program (first 2 years completed in a community college) * Applicants must not have received any other Canadian Hospitality Foundation scholarships * Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents NOTE: Please see the areas of studies for each of the above mentioned scholarships.How to ApplyComplete the application form legibly and submit to the Awards Officer or your professor along with the following documents. Missing answers or incomplete documents may be grounds for elimination. * Completed and signed application form (we discourage the use of pencil to fill in the form and would encourage typewritten submission) * Resumé * OFFICIAL Transcripts of Records – most current transcript (web grades, photocopy, emailed nor faxed transcripts are NOT accepted) * Letter/s of recommendation from a current faculty member and/or school administrator has to be signed and must include address, telephone and where possible, email address * Letter/s of recommendation from past or present employers has to be signed and must include address, telephone and where possible, email addressCriteriaApplications are to be judged on the following criteria. Points assigned to each of the criteria (from a total of 100 points) are as follows: * Work experience (25): based on quality and length of work experience with extra points for foodservice, hospitality, and culinary-related experience and for increased levels of responsibility * Scholarship record (20): based on grade point average * Leadership and ability to get along with others (25): based on work experience, letters of reference and responses to application questions. * Professional promise (20): based on work experience, letters of reference and responses to application questions * Discretionary points (10): given to the discretion of each judge and based amongst other things on quality of application (neatness, imagination and effort put into the presentation).

Dr. James Watson Fellowship Program

These awards provide financial assistance for the future educators and researchers of the turfgrass industry. Up to three $5,000 fellowships are awarded each year. Applicants must be candidates for master's or doctoral degrees in fields related to golf course management.

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