Grant Details


The Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant Details

As a recipient from the estate of Donald Samull, The Herb Society of America established an herb garden grant for elementary school classes grades 3 through 6. These grants ensure that the use of herbs in teaching elementary school students will continue for years to come, a tradition Mr. Samull — an elementary school teacher — used in his classroom to engage and inspire his 3rd–6th grade students.

Public and/or private 3rd through 6th grade teachers, with classes of a minimum of fifteen (15) students may apply for an indoor or an outdoor herb garden grant.

For the 2018-19 grant cycle, The Herb Society of America will select ten (10) schools/classrooms to receive $300 in "seed money" to establish an indoor or outdoor herb garden. The additional funding for this year's awards is due to a one-time generous grant from an HSA member. The funds may be used for supplies such as soil, plant trays, containers, child or youth sized tools, etc. The school may need to seek additional funding and support from other sources.

The 2018 application period has closed. Awards will be announced December 1, 2018

Each recipient of the Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant will be asked to sign a contract and write a brief report at the culmination of their project. Photos and written descriptions of the winning projects may be used by The Herb Society of America in promotional materials.

 

APPLY FOR THE SAMULL CLASSROOM HERB GARDEN GRANT ONLINE

 


Grant for Research Details

The Grant for Research Committee is pleased to announce the HSA Grant recipient for 2018-2019

Dr. Steven N. Jeffers, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Clemson University for “Evaluation of Fungicides for Managing Phytophthora Root and Crown Rot on Lavender"

APPLICATION DUE: JANUARY 31  AWARDS ANNOUNCED: MAY 1

This grant is for the research of the horticultural, scientific, and/or social use of herbs throughout history. Research must define herb as historically useful for flavoring, medicine, ornament, economic, industrial, or cosmetic purposes.

Eligible applicants may be students, professionals, or individuals. Grant recipients will be required to sign a Grant Acceptance Form prior to the award of a grant. Only U.S. residents may apply.

Total grant amount is $5,000

This grant is intended to: 
    • support small, self-contained research projects over a short-period of time. Allowable costs include:
          – compensation for investigators
          – professional and technical assistance
          – research supplies and materials
          – costs of computer time

This grant is not intended for indirect costs such as:  
    • equipment including but not limited to computer, laboratory or office equipment
    • tuition, textbooks, or conference attendance
    • private garden development
    • travel to and/or from research site(s)

Unpublished research will be considered confidential. One paper about the project results must be submitted for use in a HSA publication. 

If significant departures are made from the originally approved grant application or if the grantee cancels the project, immediate written notification must be sent to the HSA Research Grants Committee chairperson. Based on this information or in the absence of an adequate final report, The Society reserves the right to terminate the grant and request a return of any portion of the grant not used for the intended purpose.

APPLY FOR GRANT FOR RESEARCH

 


 Regional Scholarships Details

Central Indiana Culinary Scholarship
Application deadline October 24

The Central Indiana Unit is proud to announce the establishment of a $500 culinary scholarship. Through this scholarship the Central Indiana Unit recognizes the generous support of local chefs through education and outreach. The scholarship is to be applied to the tuition of a second year student enrolled in a Central Indiana Culinary Arts Program who shows an interest in herbs and their uses. For more information contact Mary Anne Bradley at mabmfw@sbcglobal.net

Central Indiana Culinary Scholarship Application (PDF)


Colonial Triangle of Virginia Unit Scholarship
To further the scientific study and appreciation of herbs and to encourage the practice of environmentally sound horticulture, The Colonial Triangle of Virginia Unit offers a scholarship to a deserving student at Virginia Polytechnic University. This student must be a rising junior or senior majoring in a field of study analogous with our unit's goals, such as horticulture, biology, botany and environmental science. In addition, the student mush have the following attributes: 1) a demonstrated interest in growing, using and sharing the knowledge of herbs; and 2) dedication to sound horticulture practices that will protect our global environment and enhance the health and well being of humans and plants.

The recipient is awarded a $1,000 tuition grant, plus a one-year student membership in The Herb Society of America.

Qualified Virginia Polytechnic University students may obtain information by contacting Mary Ann Kimminau, Scholarship Committee Chair, at kimminau@verizon.net


Nashville Unit Herb Society Community Outreach Grant
Application deadline February 1, 2019

The Herb Society of Nashville (HSN) is a non-profit, working organization dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use, and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community.

HSN is seeking applicants who have programs in the Middle Tennessee area that align with the HSN mission. Grant applicants may include schools, communities, care facilities, not-for-profit organizations, and any other entity that supports. Prior applicants and recipients of HSN grants may apply for the 2019 grant.

Click HERE for more information or visit http://www.herbsocietynashville.org/


Pennsylvania Heartland Unit Scholarship
The Pennsylvania Heartland Unit of The Herb Society of America, a group dedicated to studying and actively sharing horticulture history and exploring herb use, is pleased to offer two scholarships this year. The Unit will be awarding one $2,000.00 and also one $1,000.00 scholarship. These scholarships will be awarded to two students active within the field of horticulture or a related study. They will be awarded to students living in the Heartland area, which includes: Berks, Montgomery, Chester, York, Schuylkill, Lancaster, Columbia, Lehigh and Lebanon counties. Applicants must be third or fourth year students in the study of horticulture or a related field.

For additional information contact:
Jeannette Lanshe              e-mail: Jetlan1@aol.com
7 Gibraltar Road                paheartlandhsa.org
Reading, PA 19606

For more information, please visit https://www.paheartlandhsa.org/scholarships


Philadelphia Unit Scholarship
The Philadelphia Unit of the Herb Society of America, a group "dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and the delight of herbs through educational programs, research and sharing the experience of its members with the community", is pleased to offer two scholarships this year. The Unit will award two grants of $1,000.00 each to an undergraduate and/or graduate student pursuing the study of horticulture or a related field.

The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:
1. Home residence must be in Bucks, Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, or Delaware counties.
2. Full time student pursuing a degree in Horticulture, Botany, Agricultural Sciences, or Agronomy.
3. Two references: one advisor or professor, and one person of student's choice.
4. An official school transcript must be sent with the application
5. Essay Why did you choose the field of horticulture (or related field) and what do you plan to do with your education in the future?
6. Applicants may reapply the following year.

The 2018 application period has closed. Please check back for information on the 2019 scholarship.

Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions about our scholarship program.

For more information, contact:
Rena Harrington Barnett, Scholarship Chairperson at 610-566-7394 or rbarnett8@verizon.net
For more information view the Philadelphia Unit website scholarship page

 


South Texas Unit Scholarship
The South Texas Unit of the Herb Society of America is pleased to announce that it will be awarding at least one $1,000 Herb Society of America, South Texas Unit, Madalene Hill Scholarship to a deserving student in the spring of each year. The scholarship will be awarded to students who are studying agronomy, horticulture, botany, or a closely-related discipline at an accredited four-year college or university. The student must be either a permanent resident of Texas or attending an accredited college or university in Texas. The student must have completed two full years of college and be entering the Junior or Senior year of studies.

For additional information, please contact:
Education Committee Chairman
South Texas Unit of The HSA
P.O. Box 6515
Houston, Texas 77265-6515

For details and application, visit the South Texas Unit website: www.herbsociety-stu.org/


Horticulture/Botany Scholarship:
The Kathryn Giarratani Scholarship Fund of the Western Pennsylvania Unit of The Herb Society of America

The Kathryn Giarratani Fund of the Western PA unit of The Herb Society of America was created at The Pittsburgh Foundation to provide scholarships to college and graduate students following a career path in horticulture/botany or related field. A one-year $1,000 award will be granted to the recipient. The following criteria will apply:

1. Preference will be given to students who are residents of Western Pennsylvania
2. Student must be a full-time Junior or Senior in college pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree or a Post-Graduate degree in horticulture/botany or related field. 
    Student must be following a career path in these same areas.
3. Student must have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0/B
4. Student must be enrolled in one of the following schools: Chatham University, Delaware Valley College, Keystone College, Pennsylvania State University, or 
​    Temple University-Ambler College.
5. Student must write an essay (maximum three pages) that includes the following: a) applicant's general objectives and goals; b) where courses are to be taken 
​    during the scholarship year; c) proposed content of applicant's courses of study; d) explanation as to why the stated field of study is important to applicant.

Awardee is expected to report in person to the Western PA Unit at the end of the academic year in which the Scholarship is awarded. Presentation is to include knowledge acquired and experience gained. Awardee will be hosted by a member of the Unit.

Final selection of the scholarship winner will be decided (subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, of the Pittsburgh Foundation) by a Scholarship Fund Committee. No member of the Fund Committee, or his or her immediate family, is eligible for scholarship assistance during his or her tenure on the Fund Committee.

The Pittsburgh Foundation shall notify the chosen scholarship recipient(s) of the decision. The scholarship payment will be made after The Pittsburgh Foundation's June Board Meeting, and after the student verifies the school he or she will be attending. Payment will be made to the school for the student.

Printable Application


The Western Reserve Herb Society Horticulture Scholarship(s)

WRHS is offering two undergraduate scholarships for the academic year 2019-2020. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2019.

Horticulture Scholarship of the Western Reserve Herb Society

$10,000 Award
 

This horticulture scholarship is open to citizens of the United States who have completed the second/sophomore year of undergraduate study. The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university and have achieved a grade point average of 3.2 or above.

The scholarship award will be made to the student who demonstrates financial need and plans a career in horticulture and allied fields. The award will be sent directly to the financial aid office for payment toward tuition and books.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate exceptional dedication to horticulture and whose career goals may involve work in areas such as teaching/research, the public or nonprofit sector, or sustainable agriculture.

Horticulture Scholarship from Frances Sylvia Zverina

$12,500 Award
 

This horticulture scholarship is open to citizens of the United States who have completed the second/sophomore year of undergraduate study. The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university in the State of Ohio and have achieved a grade point average of 3.2 or above.

The scholarship award will be made to the student who demonstrates financial need and plans a career in horticulture and allied fields. The award will be sent directly to the financial aid office for payment toward tuition and books.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate exceptional dedication to horticulture and whose career goals involve teaching, work in the public or nonprofit sector, and sustainable agriculture.

For further information about these scholarships, including award amounts, eligibility requirements, and application procedures and forms, please visit the Scholarship page on the Western Reserve Herb Society website http://www.westernreserveherbsociety.org/scholarship-programs/

 

 

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