Taking Root Scholarship Program

Arborjet “Taking Root” College Scholarship Program Closed

As we look to offer a better scholarship initiative to students in the forestry, plant health care, and agricultural fields, we require time to reorganize our program. Therefore, we will not be offering our Taking Roots scholarship for 2024. We apologize to the graduating seniors this year who may have been looking forward to this opportunity.

We will offer a renewed scholarship program in the near future when we have determined the best path forward for the young students who strive to work in the forestry field.

Keep checking this webpage for updates.

Did you apply for the 2023 Taking Root Scholarship Program?

ISTS partners with more than 75 different accredited colleges and universities to offer reduced tuition rates and other benefits to participants of scholarship and tuition programs that we manage. These schools offer a wide variety of programs, from micro-credentials to graduate degrees.

Congratulations to our 2023 “Taking Root” College Scholarship Winners!

Taylor Sirois

Taylor Sirois

Taylor Sirois is from Seekonk, MA, and plans to double major in arboriculture, landscape management and ecological forest management at Paul Smith’s College. She has had many opportunities in the industry, including running machinery and chainsaws, pruning, cabling and preservation. This past year, she was tasked with giving an individual presentation to the public where she taught how to safely operate a chainsaw with proper personal protective equipment.

Natneil Zemede

Natneil Zemede is from Oakland, CA, and plans to major in plant pathology in the doctoral program at the University of California, with a focus on the management of invasive insects and diseases. With his major, he aims to contribute to managing the spread of invasive insects and diseases, which have the potential to wreak havoc on vital crops and delicate natural ecosystems.