WOBURN, Mass. – In an effort to help bright and promising young students to fulfill their dreams of entering careers in the arboriculture industry, Arborjet is seeking applicants for its 2015 “Taking Root” Scholarship Program. Again this year, ten graduating high school seniors will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to pursue full-time studies in Forestry, Plant Sciences, Horticulture, Entomology, Environmental Science or a related major at an accredited two-year or four-year college.
As a leader in the care of America’s urban and natural forests, Arborjet is committed to giving promising high school seniors the financial support they need to pursue careers in the growing arboriculture industry. The opportunities for this next generation are numerous given that plant and tree care industry professionals are employed by private companies, the federal government, utilities, municipalities, universities and more.
“Through Arborjet’s “Taking Root” Scholarship Program we recognize dedicated students who have already demonstrated achievement in their communities and schools, and who plan to bring their skills and talents to our industry,” said Russ Davis, president and COO of Arborjet. “Parents, educators and the plant health care community were instrumental in helping us award “Taking Root” Scholarships to our inaugural group of recipients last year, and we invite them to again join us in encouraging young students to transform their ingenuity and passion into a meaningful career in this exciting industry.”
Applicants for Arborjet’s 2015 “Taking Root” Scholarship Program must be graduating U.S. high school seniors who plan to major in a forestry course of study or related major for the entire 2015-16 academic year at an accredited two-year 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 http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/arborjet. The application deadline is June 30, 2015.