Taking Root Scholarship offered for 10th year

Now in its tenth consecutive year, Arborjet Taking Root Scholarship Program will award eligible applicants up to $10,000. Arborjet | Ecologel announced the 2023 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 ofplant pathology, entomology, or chemistry related to invasive insect & disease 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,” said Arborjet President and CEO Russ Davis. “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.”

Applicants for Arborjet’s 2023 Taking Root Scholarship Program must be graduating U.S. high school seniors planning to major in forestry or related major (listed above) for the entire 2023-2024 academic year at an accredited two or four-year college or university. Interested students and educators can find out more at Taking Root Scholarship Program. The application officially opens to students February 1 and the deadline to apply is April 6, 2023.