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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Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Up to $30,000 Varies See Details
 

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

award

Up to $30,000

deadline

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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

deadline

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GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry

Garden Club of America

$7,500 January 31, 2023 See Details
 

GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry

Garden Club of America

award

$7,500

deadline

January 31, 2023
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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

award

$7,000

deadline

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Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship

Horticultural Research Institute

Up to $5,000 September 02, 2022 See Details
 

Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship

Horticultural Research Institute

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

September 02, 2022
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GCA Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture

Garden Club of America

Up to $5,000 January 15, 2023 See Details
 

GCA Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture

Garden Club of America

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

January 15, 2023
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Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship

American Floral Endowment

$5,000 February 01, 2023 See Details
 

Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship

American Floral Endowment

award

$5,000

deadline

February 01, 2023
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GCA Hope Goddard Iselin Fellowship in Public Horticulture

Garden Club of America

$5,000 February 01, 2023 See Details
 

GCA Hope Goddard Iselin Fellowship in Public Horticulture

Garden Club of America

award

$5,000

deadline

February 01, 2023
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Altman Family Scholarship

American Floral Endowment

$5,000 February 01, 2023 See Details
 

Altman Family Scholarship

American Floral Endowment

award

$5,000

deadline

February 01, 2023
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LDEI Impactful Change Scholarship

Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI)

$5,000 May 02, 2023 See Details
 

LDEI Impactful Change Scholarship

Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI)

award

$5,000

deadline

May 02, 2023
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