Awards & Scholarships Scholarships & Careers

Scholarships & Careers

VNLA Scholarships:

David E Laird Memorial Scholarship ($1,500)
A.S. Gresham, Jr. Memorial Scholarship ($1,500)
(apply through VA Tech Horticulture Dept.)

Bert Shoosmith Scholarship (Background)
(5 for $1,500 each and 2 for $750 each)
download an application here as Adobe PDF files (Deadline: April 15)

CW Bryant Memorial Scholarship (Background)
Scholarship ($750) was awarded for the first time in 2014
(The Bert Shoosmith Scholarship will also cover the application for this scholarship.)
download an application here as Adobe PDF files (Deadline: April 15)

Careers in the Green Industry

Nursery, landscape and garden industries offer many career opportunities for smart, passionate and enthusiastic people like you.
And luckily for you, this “field” is ripe for the picking.
Look beyond the myths surrounding these careers to learn the truth about professions that offer variety, flexibility, competitive pay, opportunities to grow, and overall job satisfaction!

Click on the logo above for career opportunities in the green industry.


Finding Your Place in the Green Industry
Produced by: New England Grows

A Career in Landscaping Could be Yours!

Schools with 2-year and 4-year Horticulture programs in Virginia

Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund

This year, the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund expects to award approximately sixteen $1,500 scholarships. If you know of a deserving student, please pass this on.

The Fund awards academic scholarships to students in sixteen southeastern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia – pursuing a career in horticulture.

Deadline for application is May 29. Selections will be made by July 1 and awards made by early August.

For more information, eligibility requirements or a scholarship application, visit .

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