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Central Indiana Culinary Scholarship | Nashville Unit Scholarship | Pennsylvania Heartland Unit Scholarship | South Texas Unit Scholarship | Western Pennsylvania Unit | The Western Reserve Herb Society | Philadelphia Unit Scholarship | Colonial Triangle of Virginia Unit Scholarship


Central Indiana Culinary Scholarship

Application deadline October 24

The Central Indiana Unit is proud to announce the establishment of a $500 culinary scholarship. Through this scholarship the Central Indiana Unit recognizes the generous support of local chefs through education and outreach. The scholarship is to be applied to the tuition of a second year student enrolled in a Central Indiana Culinary Arts Program who shows an interest in herbs and their uses. For more information contact Terri Kimpel at tlkimpel@gmail.com

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Colonial Triangle of Virginia Unit Scholarship

To further the scientific study and appreciation of herbs and to encourage the practice of environmentally sound horticulture, The Colonial Triangle of Virginia Unit offers a scholarship to a deserving student at Virginia Polytechnic University. This student must be a rising junior or senior majoring in a field of study analogous with our unit's goals, such as horticulture, biology, botany and environmental science. In addition, the student mush have the following attributes: 1) a demonstrated interest in growing, using and sharing the knowledge of herbs; and 2) dedication to sound horticulture practices that will protect our global environment and enhance the health and well being of humans and plants.

The recipient is awarded a $1,000 tuition grant, plus a one-year student membership in The Herb Society of America.

Qualified Virginia Polytechnic University students may obtain information by contacting Mary Ann Kimminau, Scholarship Committee Chair, at kimminau@verizon.net

Nashville Unit Scholarship

Application deadline April 1, 2014

Scholarship - Applicant Requirements and Particulars

1) Applicant must be a permanent resident of Tennessee.

2) Applicant must be a current college (as of April 2014) Freshman, Sophomore or Junior - scholarship will be applied to Sophomore, Junior or Senior year of school or to a second year student in a two-year program. Applicant must be enrolled in a program concerning the study of Horticulture.

3) Applicant must be an American Citizen.

4) Scholarship will be for $1500. to be sent to school for 2014-2015 tuition.

5) April 1, 2014 is deadline for all application materials.

6) 2 references must be submitted with application.

7) For more information visit the official website: www.herbsocietynashville.org/Scholarship.htm

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Pennsylvania Heartland Unit Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Heartland Unit of The Herb Society of America, a group dedicated to the purpose of studying and actively sharing horticulture history, and the use of herbs, is pleased to offer a $1,500.00 scholarship to a student within the study of horticulture. It will be awarded to a student living in the Heartland area, which are, Berks, Montgomery, York, Lancaster and Schuylkill counties. The applicant must be a third or fourth year student within the study of horticulture.

Printable Guidelines and Application (PDF)

For additional information contact:
Jeannette Lanshe
7 Gibraltar Road
Reading, PA 19606
e-mail: Jetlan1@aol.com
PHHSA.homestead.com

Philadelphia Unit Scholarship

The Philadelphia Unit of the Herb Society of America, a group dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and the delight of herbs through educational programs, research and sharing the experience of its members with the community, is pleased to offer a scholarship this year. The Unit will award  $1,000.00 to a student pursuing the study of horticulture or a related field.

For more information, contact:

Rena Harrington Barnett, Scholarship Chairperson at 610-566-7394 or rbarnett8@verizon.net

Joanne Montowski, Scholarship Co-chair at 610-970-5264

Philadelpia Unit Scholarship

South Texas Unit Scholarship

The South Texas Unit of the Herb Society of America is pleased to announce that it will be awarding at least one $1000 Herb Society of America, South Texas Unit, Madalene Hill Scholarship to a deserving student in the spring of each year. The scholarship will be awarded to students who are studying agronomy, horticulture, botany, or a closely-related discipline at an accredited four-year college or university. The student must be either a permanent resident of Texas or attending an accredited college or university in Texas. The student must have completed two full years of college and be entering the Junior or Senior year of studies.

For additional information, please contact: Education Committee Chairman
South Texas Unit of The HSA
P.O. Box 6515
Houston, Texas 77265-6515

For details and application, visit the South Texas Unit website: www.herbsociety-stu.org/

Horticulture/Botany Scholarship: The Kathryn Giarratani Scholarship Fund of the Western Pennsylvania Unit of The Herb Society of America

The Horticulture/Botany Scholarship: The Kathryn Giarratani Fund of the Western PA unit of The Herb Society of America was created at The Pittsburgh Foundation to provide scholarships to college and graduate students following a career path in horticulture/botany or related field. A one-year $1,000 award will be granted to the recipient. The following criteria will apply:

1. Preference will be given to students who are residents of Western Pennsylvania
2. Student must be a full-time Junior or Senior in college pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree or a Post-Graduate degree in horticulture/botany or related field. Student must be following a career path in these same areas.
3. Student must have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0/B
4. Student must be enrolled in one of the following schools: Chatham University, Delaware Valley College, Keystone College, Pennsylvania State University, or Temple University-Ambler College.
5. Student must write an essay (maximum three pages) that includes the following: a) applicant's general objectives and goals; b) where courses are to be taken during the scholarship year; c) proposed content of applicant's courses of study; d) explanation as to why the stated field of study is important to applicant.

Awardee is expected to report in person to the Western PA Unit at the end of the academic year in which the Scholarship is awarded. Presentation is to include knowledge acquired and experience gained. Awardee will be hosted by a member of the Unit.

Final selection of the scholarship winner will be decided (subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, of the Pittsburgh Foundation) by a Scholarship Fund Committee. No member of the Fund Committee, or his or her immediate family, is eligible for scholarship assistance during his or her tenure on the Fund Committee.

The Pittsburgh Foundation shall notify the chosen scholarship recipient(s) of the decision. The scholarship payment will be made after The Pittsburgh Foundation's June Board Meeting, and after the student verifies the school he or she will be attending. Payment will be made to the school for the student.

Printable Application

The Western Reserve Herb Society

The Western Reserve Herb Society will award undergraduate scholarships for the year 2013-2014.

Francis Sylvia Zverina Scholarship

Two scholarships of $2,875.00 each will be awarded to two students with a good scholastic standing who are American citizens in need of financial assistance, who are studying horticulture or related fields such as landscape architecture and horticultural therapy, and whose horticultural career goals involve teaching/research or work in the public sector. Applicants must have completed their 2nd/Sophomore or 3rd/Junior year of an undergraduate school by August 2013 or 4th/Senior year in a 5-year undergraduate program and may be residents of any state who are attending an accredited college or university anywhere in the United States.

Western Reserve Herb Society Scholarship

One scholarship of $2,250.00 will be awarded to a deserving undergraduate student who is an Ohio resident studying horticulture or a related field such as landscape architecture and horticultural therapy and whose horticulture career goals involve teaching/research or work in the public sector. Applicants must have completed one full year of college. Students entering their 2nd/Sophomore, 3rd/Junior, 4th/Senior, or 5th year in a 5-year undergraduate program are also eligible. Student applicants may be attending an accredited college or university anywhere in the United States.

Ohio residents completing 2nd/Sophomore, 3rd/Junior, or 4th/Senior year in a five-year undergraduate program by August 2013 may apply for both the Frances Sylvia Zverina and the Western Reserve Herb Society Scholarships. An Ohio resident need only write one application as long as it is clear that the student is applying for both. However, an award winner may only be the recipient of one scholarship.

Questions may be addressed to Carol Braverman, crbraverman@yahoo.com

Central Indiana Unit Culinary Scholarship

The Central Indiana Unit is proud to announce the establishment of a $500 culinary scholarship. Through this scholarship The Central Indiana Unit recognizes the generous support of local chefs through education and outreach. The scholarship is to be applied to the tuition of a second year student enrolled in a Central Indiana Culinary Arts Program who shows interest in herbs and their use.

2012 Scholarship Application for Central Indiana Unit Culinary Scholarship