Now in its eighth consecutive year, Arborjet Taking Root Scholarship Program will award eligible applicants up to $10,000. Arborjet Inc. announced the 2021 program will award scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a forestry related major and career (e.g. Urban Forestry, Plant Sciences, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Entomology, and Plant Pathology.)
Arborjet is committed to providing students the financial support they need to achieve career paths in these industries. “Statistics from the IBIS World November Landscaping Services Industry Report show that the landscape services industry (including tree care) has annual revenues of $93 billion, employs more than 1 million people and represents 513,305 businesses,” and shows signs of continued growth. Tree care and industry professionals are employed nationwide by private companies, utilities, municipalities, universities, and the federal government.
“We want parents, educators, counselors and the greater tree care community to join us in encouraging young students to transform their ingenuity and passion into a career in this important industry. Through Arborjet’s Taking Root’ Scholarship Program, we recognize dedicated students who are already demonstrating achievement in their schools and communities, and who want to lend their skills and talents to continue to grow our industry,” said Arborjet President and CEO Russ Davis.
To streamline the application process and make it more user friendly, Arborjet is working with a new scholarship company this year, International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS). “For more than 35 years ISTS has been a proven industry expert and a trusted educational assistance program management partner.”
Applicants for Arborjet’s 2021 Taking Root Scholarship Program must be graduating U.S. high school seniors planning to major in forestry or related major (listed above) for the entire 2021-2022 academic year at an accredited two or four-year college or university. Interested students and educators can find out more about the scholarship at Arborjet.com. The application deadline is June 15, 2021.