Taking Root Scholarship Program

Arborjet “Taking Root” College Scholarship Program

Now in its ninth consecutive year, Arborjet Taking Root Scholarship Program will award eligible applicants up to $10,000. Arborjet | Ecologel, a leader in plant health care, announces the 2022 program will award scholarships to graduating high school seniors, who have a desire to pursue a career in arboriculture or plant health care, with a passion to study the science and technology to advance the industry.

Ideal candidates should demonstrate prior community engagement and a curiosity to explore plant health care needs. This includes, but is not limited to the study of plant pathology, entomology, chemistry related to invasive pest management, arboriculture, urban forestry, horticulture, and landscape architecture.

“We want parents, educators, counselors and the greater tree care community to join us in encouraging young students to transform their ingenuity and passion into a career in this important industry. Through this scholarship program, we recognize dedicated students who are already demonstrating achievement in their schools and communities, and who want to lend their skills and talents to continue to grow our industry,” said Arborjet President and CEO Russ Davis.

Arborjet’s Taking Root Scholarship Program is closed for the 2022 year. Please check in again next year!


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Congratulations to our 2022 “Taking Root” College Scholarship Winners!

Danielle Hewitt

Danielle Hewitt from Mundelein, Illinois will attend Purdue University in the fall, where she plans to major in Landscape Architecture, with a Minor in Horticulture. “With this career, I can combine my love for plants with my artistic talents and eye for detail.” Hewitt studied botany as a young student and collected 75 native plant species. She says that a past school trip to Costa Rica, where she toured the Cloud Rainforest, is where she developed a passion for plants and the potential to discover and study as many different species as possible.

Ryan Malloy

Ryan Malloy of East Thetford, Vermont is the second scholarship recipient and plans to major in Turfgrass Science and Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, which is one of the top schools in the country that offers this major. He states that he decided to pursue this course of study from the years that he spent working on a golf course,”One of the things I’m considering on becoming is a golf course superintendent or turfgrass producer after my four years of school.”