Taking Root Scholarship Program

Arborjet “Taking Root” College Scholarship Program

Now in its sixth consecutive year, the Arborjet scholarship program will award a graduating high school senior up to $10,000 in scholarship to pursue full-time studies in Forestry, Plant Sciences, Horticulture, Entomology or a related major at an accredited two or four-year college.

Arborjet is committed to providing students the financial support they need to pursue career paths in these industries – and the opportunities are continuing to expand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predict over 10% growth in the arboriculture field between 2016 and 2026. Tree care industry professionals are employed nationwide by private companies, utilities, municipalities, universities and the federal government.

Applicants for this years’ Arborjet “Taking Root” scholarship program must be graduating U.S. high school seniors planning to major in forestry or a related major for the entire 2019-20 academic year at an accredited two-or four-year college or university. Interested students and educators can find out more about the scholarship by visiting Arborjet.com and applying directly at www.scholarsapply.org/arborjet. The application deadline is June 16, 2019.

“We want parents, educators, counselors and the tree care community to join us in encouraging young students to transform their ingenuity and passion into a career in this important industry,” said Russ Davis, President and COO, Arborjet. “Through Arborjet’s ‘Taking Root’ Scholarship Program, we recognize dedicated students who are already demonstrating achievement in their schools and communities and who plan to lend their skills and talents to grow our industry.”

Congratulations to our 2019 “Taking Root” College Scholarship Winners!

This year’s scholarship recipients plan to major in forestry, agriculture and environmental sciences and are matriculating at the following schools: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Austin State, Colorado College, North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University, and The University of Tennessee.