May 5, 2015
Academic Scholarship flyer

Upper Canada Chapter scholarships now available

The Upper Canada Chapter of Landscape Ontario is pleased to announce the creation of three new horticultural scholarships to assist the first year fiscal needs of individuals pursuing post secondary studies in a horticultural related field.

The “Dan Clost Scholarship”; “Lisa Purves-Smith Scholarship”; and “Esmonde-White Scholarship” for continuing education in horticulture, have been named for those who have furthered the development of horticulture education and awareness in the Upper Canada Chapter.

Each scholarship is $500

Division of the UC chapter into three regions — east, central, and west — one recipient from each region each year.

If there is no applicant from one of the regions, the board will/may award the three scholarships according to the other Awarding Criteria.

Scholarships will be awarded commencing with the 2016 academic year.

Awarding Criteria:

  • No age limit on the candidates
  • Must be for an accredited post secondary program that runs more than one year in duration ie: apprenticeship, diploma, degree etc.
  • Proof of residence within the geographical region of the UCC
  • Special considerations may be given if a candidate’s school is within the geographical region but residence is outside boundary
  • Candidates must submit an essay explaining how their program choice of post secondary study will further their career development within the field of horticulture
  • Demonstrate leadership skills ie: 4H, youth group, public service, etc. This is not meant to be a hindrance to candidate’s validation; proper consideration/allowances will be given to their mandatory 40hrs of community service
  • Recipient may not be awarded the bursary in consecutive years unless approved by the board
  • Application deadline: March 31st each year

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