Frances Sylvia Zverina Ohio Plant Sciences (Horticulture) Scholarship

$15,000 for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

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Who Can Apply?

This horticulture and plant sciences scholarship is open to students who have completed the second/sophomore year of undergraduate study. The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university in the state of Ohio only and have achieved a grade point average of 3.2 or above.

The scholarship award of $15,000 will be made to the student who plans a career in plant sciences and related disciplines such as 

  • sustainable agriculture
  • landscape & community gardening
  • and others (view a full list)

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate exceptional dedication through outside experiences & whose career goals may involve work in areas such as the public or nonprofit sector teaching, and research.

The award will be sent directly to the student’s bursar account for payment toward tuition.

The application deadline is February 28, 2022.

Start your application today! View the required application materials and submission form.

Not Attending an Ohio College?

Apply for our WRHS scholarship instead. It is open to students pursuing undergraduate horticulture and plant sciences-related programs at any college in the United States.

About This Scholarship

In 1993, Frances Sylvia Zverina, an active member of the Western Reserve Herb Society, established a scholarship with a special donation. The yearly scholarship was established specifically for students enrolled in an Ohio college or university and majoring in what was then simply called Horticulture. Frances requested that her niece, Frances R. Zverina serve on the scholarship selection committee, which she did faithfully until her passing in 2018. The Zverina scholarship has also been awarded on an annual basis.

For More Information

Have questions about the Western Reserve Herb Society Plant Sciences Scholarship? Call or text 216-694-8532 or email

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