Applications are now being accepted for 2010 PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) scholarships. Students who are enrolled in landscape contracting and horticulture programs at two- and four-year colleges and universities across the nation are encouraged to apply. The schools they attend must have a PLANET-accredited landscape contracting/horticulture curriculum, be a PLANET student chapter member, or participate in PLANET’s Student Career Days.
Scholarship applications are available online at and must be submitted to the PLANET office no later than December 7, 2009. The scholarships will be presented during Student Career Days, April 8-11, 2010, at Chattahoochee Technical College, North Metro Campus, in Atlanta, Georgia.

PLANET AEF helps fund the educational endeavors of students who are preparing to become future leaders of the green industry. The generous support of lawn and landscape professionals, industry suppliers, and students themselves fund the scholarships. In 2009, the Foundation presented almost $70,000 in scholarships to 64 deserving students.

For more information about the PLANET AEF scholarship program, contact Kristen Nolton at 800-395-2522.