This year, Arborjet, Inc.’s “Taking Root Scholarship Program,” now in its seventh consecutive year, will award up to $10,000 to students studying arboriculture or any of several other forestry-related fields of study.
The 2020 program will award scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a forestry-related major and career, i.e., forestry, plant sciences, horticulture, entomology, environmental science, biology as it relates to the environment, agriculture, plant biology, etc. (excluding marine or wildlife).
“Arborjet is committed to providing students the financial support they need to achieve career paths in these industries,” says Russ Davis, Arborjet president and COO.
According to Arborjet, recent statistics show that, “When all landscaping services are included within the arboriculture industry, the total revenues generated are about $78 billion,” with signs of continued growth.
“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 Arborjet’s Taking Root 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 grow our industry,” says Davis.
Interested students and educators can find out more about the scholarship at Arborjet.com, and may apply directly at www.scholarsapply.org/arborjet. The application deadline is June 1, 2020.