Scholarship and Bursary Opportunities – Ontario

Green CareersOne of the most important mandates of the Ontario Horticultural Trades Foundation is to nurture and advance the horticultural industry through the funding of industry-related scholarships. Each year the Foundation makes available a number of scholarships in the following categories. These awards are determined by available funding and the applications received. Note: all applicants must reside in Ontario.

OHTF scholarship deadline, June 30 for the upcoming academic year.
Each year, the Ontario Horticultural Trades Foundation awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to individuals pursuing a career in the green profession. Applications must be received by June 30. Apply today.


Industry Scholarships Available

$500 Horticulture scholarship 2019 being offered by the Grand Bend & Area Horticultural Society.  The applicant must be an Ontario resident enrolled in a full time Horticulture program, entering their second,  third or fourth year of the program in the upcoming academic year at a college or university in Southwestern Ontario.  To request an application form, please email  gbhort@hotmail.com stating your course name and location.  Application submission deadline is August 31, 2019.


The Leaside Garden Society (LGS) is offering one $1,000 (CDN) scholarship annually to a full time post-secondary student planning to enroll in the second, third or final year of a horticulture-related program from an accredited Canadian college or university. Click here for full details


The Oakville Horticultural Society is offering a $1000.00 (CDN) scholarship to Ontario students pursuing a full-time, post graduate, horticulture or other science-related degree at an accredited Canadian university. The objective is to further advance knowledge in horticulture by enabling students to undertake Masters or Doctoral level studies.


Ontario Parks Association Foundation (OPAF) Scholarship & Bursary Award Program: Know someone who needs money for school?
The OPA Foundation has made available a total of four bursaries worth $2,000 each and three scholarship awards in the amount of $1,000 each

Please note:

Application packages must be postmarked prior to midnight on the last Friday in May. Please visit ontarioparksassociation.ca prior to applying for full application requirements, details and an application form.


The Canadian Tree Fund is offering a bursary to students pursuing a career in Arboriculture!  

The objectives of this bursary are to provide financial assistance to a student(s) pursuing a career in arboriculture and to promote a greater awareness of arboriculture. Any individual pursuing a career in arboriculture/forestry/horticulture is an eligible recipient. The individual must be enrolled or enrolling in a college or university program related to the fields mentioned previously. Bursary recipient(s) will be given a cheque in the amount of up to $500 per year with the amount decided upon annually depending upon availability of funds. It will be presented (when a worthy recipient exists as deemed by the award committee) at the February International Society of Arboriculture Ontario Chapter Conference.


Landscape Ontario Scholarships

One of the most important mandates of the Ontario Horticultural Trades Foundation is to nurture and advance the horticultural industry through the funding of industry-related scholarships. Each year the Foundation makes available a number of scholarships in the following categories. These awards are determined by available funding and the applications received. Note: all applicants must reside in Ontario.

Application submission deadline is:
June 30th for the upcoming academic year.
 All scholarships are subject to availability of funds. Click here for application form.

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