May 6, 2019
Students and apprentices enrolled in landscape and horticulture programs across the province have until June 30 to apply for financial assistance offered through the Ontario Horticultural Trades Foundation’s annual scholarship and bursary program.

The Foundation has over $50,000 in scholarships up for grabs. These include a number of regional scholarships offered through Landscape Ontario chapters (Waterloo, Ottawa and Upper Canada), and sector-specific scholarships to students pursuing career paths such as property maintenance, native plants and lawn care. Other scholarships have been created in memory or recognition of industry leaders and pioneers who helped to make the profession what it is today.

Established in 1979, one of the primary goals of the Foundation is to nurture and advance the horticultural industry through the funding of industry-related scholarships. Scholarships are available only to those who reside in Ontario and scholarships support students at all levels of education: college, university, post-graduate and apprentices.

Cullen Family Scholarship Program

Under the Foundation umbrella, the Cullen Family Scholarship Program offers an additional $30,000 of support to students pursuing a career path in landscaping and horticulture. Individual scholarships of $2,000 are awarded to students in every post-secondary institution across the province that has a landscape or horticulture program.

The deadline to apply for these scholarships is also June 30 each year.

How to apply

Most scholarships require the student to submit an essay, explaining why they should be considered for a specific scholarship, as well as a transcript and sometimes a nomination from their educator.

The deadline to apply for scholarships is June 30. For a full list of available scholarships, criteria, and an application form, visit For information on supporting the Foundation, visit