Scholarships


The Western Reserve Herb Society will award two (2) undergraduate scholarships for the year 2016-2017.

Frances Sylvia Zverina Scholarship

A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student with a good scholastic standing who is an American citizen in need of financial assistance, who is studying horticulture or related fields such as landscape architecture or horticultural therapy, and whose horticultural career goals involve teaching/research, sustainable local agriculture or work in the public or nonprofit sector.  Applicants must have completed their 2nd/Sophomore or 3rd/Junior year of an undergraduate school by August 2016 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.

Offline Application Process:
1) Download the PDF Application: Frances Sylvia Zverina Scholarship Application
2) Write and Mail Essay with Application
3) Mail Transcripts and Recommendation Letters

Online Application Process:
1) Write Essay
2) Complete Online Application and Attach Essay
3) Mail Transcripts and Recommendation Letters

Western Reserve Herb Society Scholarship

A $7750 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving undergraduate student who is an Ohio resident studying horticulture or a related field such as landscape architecture or horticultural therapy and whose horticulture career goals involve teaching/research, sustainable local agriculture or work in the public or nonprofit 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.

Offline Application Process:
1) Download the PDF Application: WRHS Scholarship Application
2) Write and Mail Essay with Application
3) Mail Transcripts and Recommendation Letters

Online Application Process:
1) Write Essay
2) Complete Online Application and Attach Essay
3) Mail Transcripts and Recommendation Letters

Ohio residents completing their 2nd/Sophomore, 3rd/Junior, or 4th/Senior year in a five-year undergraduate program by August 2016 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 be the recipient of only one scholarship.

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For more information or questions, please contact us at: scholarship@westernreserveherbsociety.org