Horticultural Science

Horticulture has been defined as the culture of plants for food, comfort and beauty. A more precise definition can be given as "The cultivation, processing, and sale of fruits, nuts, vegetables, ornamental plants, and flowers as well as many additional services". It also includes plant conservation, landscape restoration, soil management, landscape and garden design, construction, and maintenance, and arboriculture. In contrast to agriculture, horticulture does not include large-scale crop production or animal husbandry.

Horticulturists apply their knowledge, skills, and technologies used to grow intensively produced plants for human food and non-food uses and for personal or social needs. Their work involves plant propagation and cultivation with the aim of improving plant growth, yields, quality, nutritional value, and resistance to insects, diseases, and environmental stresses. They work as gardeners, growers, therapists, designers, and technical advisors in the food and non-food sectors of horticulture. Horticulture even refers to the growing of plants in a field or garden.

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Matching Horticultural Science Colleges

Auburn University
Four or more years; Public; $28,008 average out-state tuition; $9,336 average in-state tuition
Oregon State University
Four or more years; Public; $27,735 average out-state tuition; $9,075 average in-state tuition
Kansas State University
Four or more years; Public; $24,630 average out-state tuition; $9,273 average in-state tuition
Colorado State University-Fort Collins
Four or more years; Public; $26,660 average out-state tuition; $9,152 average in-state tuition
University of Florida
Four or more years; Public; $25,694 average out-state tuition; $4,477 average in-state tuition
Iowa State University
Four or more years; Public; $21,292 average out-state tuition; $7,456 average in-state tuition
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Four or more years; Public; $24,883 average out-state tuition; $6,535 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Horticultural Science Majors

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Diversity in Food and Natural Resources Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Up to $15,000 Varies See Details

Diversity in Food and Natural Resources Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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Up to $15,000

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Agricultural Advancement Scholarship

Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement

$10,000 January 10, 2020 See Details

Agricultural Advancement Scholarship

Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement

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$10,000

deadline

January 10, 2020
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Bieberdorf Memorial Scholarship

Oklahoma State University-College of Ag. Science and Natural Resources

$7,000 Varies See Details

Bieberdorf Memorial Scholarship

Oklahoma State University-College of Ag. Science and Natural Resources

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$7,000

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General Agriculture Scholarship - Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University

$4,740 March 01, 2020 See Details

General Agriculture Scholarship - Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University

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$4,740

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March 01, 2020
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Paul A. Funk Foundation Incoming Freshman Scholarship

Illinois State University - College of Applied Science and Technology

$3,000 Varies See Details

Paul A. Funk Foundation Incoming Freshman Scholarship

Illinois State University - College of Applied Science and Technology

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$3,000

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Total Landscape Care Scholarship Contest

Total Landscape Care

$2,500 Varies See Details

Total Landscape Care Scholarship Contest

Total Landscape Care

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$2,500

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San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship

Sam Houston State University - College of Arts and Sciences

$2,500 Varies See Details

San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship

Sam Houston State University - College of Arts and Sciences

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$2,500

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Kenneth R. Imig Scholarship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of ACES

$2,500 Varies See Details

Kenneth R. Imig Scholarship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of ACES

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$2,500

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Charles Ennis Rice Agricultural Scholarship

Arizona Western College

Up to $2,500 Varies See Details

Charles Ennis Rice Agricultural Scholarship

Arizona Western College

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Up to $2,500

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William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

$2,000 Varies See Details

William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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$2,000

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