In an effort to help bright and promising young students to fulfill their dreams of entering careers in the arboriculture industry, Arborjet launched its inaugural “Taking Root” Scholarship Program. Ten graduating high school seniors will each receive 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-year or four-year college.
Career opportunities in the industry continue to grow, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting 18% growth in the arboriculture field between 2013 and 2018. Tree care industry professionals are employed by private companies, utilities, municipalities, universities and the federal government.
As a leader in the care of America’s urban and natural forests, Arborjet is committed to giving promising high school seniors the financial support they need to pursue this career path. “We hope to have parents, educators and the tree care community join us in encouraging young students to transform their ingenuity and passion into a career in this exciting industry,” said Russ Davis, President and COO of Arborjet. “Through Arborjet’s ‘Taking Root’ Scholarship Program, we will recognize those dedicated students who have already demonstrated achievement in their schools and communities, and who plan to bring their skills and talents to our industry.”
To be eligible for the “Taking Root” Scholarship Program, applicants must be graduating U.S. high school seniors who plan to major in a forestry course of study or related major for the entire 2014-15 academic year. Interested students and educators can find out more about the Scholarship by visiting Arborjet.com and applying directly at http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/arborjet/index.html. The application deadline is June 30, 2014.
Arborjet’s “Taking Root” Scholarship Program is the latest in a number of initiatives the company has undertaken in its quest to help successfully preserve and protect the country’s urban and natural forests, including the “Let’s Root for the Trees!” Middle School Curriculum, available for download at www.letsrootforthetrees.com.