It is the Montana Nursery & Landscape Association’s intention to strengthen the Montana nursery and landscape industry by supporting the education of its members and their families and employees. Our scholarship program was developed to support this intention.
The Montana Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA) offers one-year education scholarships to students each year. The typical application period is once-a-year in the Fall, but an additional Spring application period may be offered if scholarship funds are available. The amount of the award is based upon the applicant's need, the extent to which the field of study corresponds to the Association's focus and interest, and the availability of Association scholarship funds.
Applicants must be either an MNLA Active member (Montana resident only), or a family member or employee of an Active member company. Scholarships will be considered for vocational study, community college, and university courses of study in horticultural-related fields or another degree program. The amount of the award is based upon the applicant’s need, the extent to which the field of study corresponds to the Association’s focus and interest, and the availability of Association scholarship funds.
Applications in the College/University Study award category must be in their Senior year of high school, or students currently enrolled in a higher education program for the award semester. This includes vocational, trade school, 4-year bachelor's program, masters, or PhD program.
All applications will be reviewed by the MNLA Board of Directors. Applicants will be notified of the Board's scholarship decisions following the application period. Applicants who apply during the Spring application period will be notified in June, with award checks issued prior to the start of their Fall semester. Applications received during the Fall application period will be notified in December, with the award issued the following January. Scholarship recipients are invited to attend the MNLA's MT Green Expo in January to receive recognition for their award.
Spring application deadline: March 31st. If March 31st falls on a weekend, the following Monday is the postmark deadline.
Fall application deadline: November 1st. If November 1st falls on a weekend, the following Monday is the postmark deadline.
Short Course Study
Scholarships are also offered for short courses in the horticultural industry. Applicants must be engaged (working) in horticulture or a related field. Short courses may include, but are not limited to, the following: industry conferences and conventions, certification preparation courses, master gardener programs, and other relevant classes or programs offered by federal, state, or local government agencies. Funds in this award category may be requested for registration fees/tuition, books and/or required materials. Application must be made before course work begins or before course work is completed. Applications for courses already completed will not be considered.
Download the application here.