Taking Root scholarship application open


Arborjet Inc., a plant health care company, is seeking applicants for its 2019 “Taking Root” college scholarship program. The scholarship program, now in its sixth consecutive year, will award 10 graduating high school seniors each 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-or four-year college.

Arborjet is committed to providing students the financial support they need to achieve career paths in these industries. According to recent statistics, “When all landscaping services are included within the arboriculture industry, the total revenues generated by the industry are about $78 billion,” and showing signs of continued growth. Tree care industry professionals are employed nationwide by private companies, utilities, municipalities, universities and the federal government.

Applicants for Arborjet’s 2019 “Taking Root” scholarship program must be graduating U.S. high school seniors planning to major in forestry or a related major for the entire 2019-20 academic year at an accredited two-or four-year college or university. Interested students and educators can find out more about the scholarship at and may apply directly on their website. The application deadline is June 30, 2019.

“We want parents, educators, counselors and the 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,” said Russ Davis, President and COO, Arborjet.

The Applicant Appraisal Form must be completed and submitted by June 14, 2019 to be eligible. 

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