Scholarships for Plant Pathology
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Plant pathology (also known as phytopathology) is the study of diseases in plants and how they develop. Graduates in this area of study will have knowledge of the various viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites that can attack plant life.
If providing health care for plants is an area of interest for you and you are curious about funding assistance for post-secondary study, please consider the following options:
National Garden Clubs, Inc.
More than 30 scholarships in the amount of $3,500.00 each are offered to junior, senior, and graduate students. Please note that doctoral students are not eligible for this source of funding.
Interested persons are asked to submit application forms to the Garden Club Scholarship Chairman for the state in which they reside. All applicants must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to be considered.
The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania residents are invited to apply for one of 10 scholarships, each valued at a minimum of $1,000.00 offered by the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania. Recipients can choose to attend college in any state of their choosing. Both high school seniors and those currently attending college are eligible to apply.
Financial need, academic achievement, character, and personal recommendations are all taken into consideration when choosing scholarship recipients.
Empire State Potato Growers, Inc.
Undergraduate students who are New York State residents also studying agriculture (including plant pathology) in the State are invited to apply for a scholarship in the amount of $500.00 per year (renewable for up to four years in total).
Applicants must be full-time students. When selecting the scholarship recipient, the candidate’s academic achievement and leadership abilities will be taken into account. In order to receive funding in subsequent academic years, the recipient must maintain a GPA of at least 2.70.
Penn State, College of Agricultural Sciences
Several Department Scholarships are available to plant pathology students. Financial need must be demonstrated in order to be considered for this funding. In addition, the applicant’s academic achievement will be taken into consideration when choosing scholarship recipients.
Michigan State University
MSU offers scholarships to graduate students interested in various aspects of plant pathology. Some of the scholarships are renewable for subsequent academic years.
University of Wisconsin - Madison, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
The Wisconsin Fertilizer and Chemical Association Scholarship pays more than $1,400.00 to each of the three recipients. United States citizens who have demonstrated leadership ability, good academic achievement, and have made positive contributions to the University community are welcome to apply.
The Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association offers an $800.00 renewable scholarship to a junior or senior student who has shown a “significant involvement” with the cranberry industry.
The Gavin and Mary Weis Scholarship provides a stipend to an outstanding student in the field of horticulture (including plant pathology) annually. The amount of the award varies from year to year. Students with demonstrated financial need, who have distinguished themselves academically, and who are active in the University and professional horticulture community are encouraged to apply.