2015 ACS Scholarship Announcement

By Jerry Kral in Scholarship

The American Conifer Society is pleased to announce the 2015 $2500 Scholarship for students in horticulture, plant science, forestry and other qualifying majors. This is the 11th year we have offered this award. Education is a key component of our mission and we encourage qualified applicants to apply for this annual ACS award. Information and application forms can be downloaded here or by contacting me by mail or email at the following address:

Gerald Kral
Chair of the ACS Scholarship Committee
900 N Winton Rd
Rochester, NY 14609
[email protected]

Applications will be accepted beginning March 1st, 2015 until June 1st, 2015.
Please explore the Scholarship page available on our web site. You can verify your eligibility, download an ACS Scholarship Application and peruse the years of past ACS Scholarship winners to get an idea of the qualities we look for in a candidate.

The ACS is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the knowledge, appreciation and conservation of conifers both in the wild and in cultivation. We number amongst our membership academics, students, nursery professionals, hobbyists, and collectors. Our publications, meetings and events are information-packed, fun and often involve access to once in a lifetime rare and unusual plants.

The use of the conifer palette to provide structure, diversity and drop-dead specimens in modern landscapes has exploded due in large part to the ACS and its many professional members, broom hunters, and garden designers. The world of conifers in all its diversity promises an amazing transformation of modern garden design and enjoyment.

The ACS $2500 Scholarship wishes to recognize and reward those students that have become aware of this transformational aspect in their educational field and wish to join with us in making the wonders of using conifers in the garden a reality. Please explore our website and if you are interested in helping ACS pursue our mission, please apply for our Scholarship.

Please feel free to email or write to me with any questions that you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!