Arborjet Inc. is now seeking applicants for its 2018 “Taking Root” college scholarship program. For the fifth consecutive year, the scholarship program will award 10 graduating high school seniors each with 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 pursue career paths in these industries – and the opportunities are continuing to grow. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predict over 10% growth in the arboriculture field between 2016 and 2026. Tree care industry professionals are employed nationwide by private companies, utilities, municipalities, universities and the federal government.

Applicants for Arborjet’s 2018 “Taking Root” scholarship program must be graduating U.S. high school seniors planning to major in forestry or a related major for the entire 2018-19 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Interested students and educators can find out more about the scholarship by visiting Arborjet.com and applying directly at www.scholarsapply.org/arborjet. The application deadline is June 30, 2018.

“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,” said Russ Davis, president and COO, Arborjet. “Through Arborjet’s ‘Taking Root’ Scholarship Program, we recognize dedicated students who are already demonstrating achievement in their schools and communities and who plan to lend their skills and talents to grow our industry.”

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