Markham – Colegrave International Scholarship Award – $4,500 USD – Applications are open! Deadline for applications is 31 January 2018
$4,500 for the opportunity to organise a work placement in a horticultural business in the US/Canada.
Who should apply?
Current or recent horticultural students.
Number of scholarships available?
One in 2017. Applications are open for travel in the Summer of 2018.
Who is the sponsor?
The Scholarship is presented as a joint award from DCF and the American Floral Endowment (AFE), US. The two charities combine their services to support the development of the ornamental horticulture and floriculture industry through scholarships. It is funded by cooperation between the Ed Markham Scholarship Fund and DCF in honour of Ed Markham and David Colegrave.
Ed Markham was an international horticulturist. He began a career in horticulture sales after graduating from the Horticulture Department at Cornell University in 1942. Ed’s interest in providing scholarship funds to study marketing through international travel stemmed from his first trip abroad in the early 1960s. The Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship operates in cooperation with the David Colegrave Foundation.
This scholarship works as an annual exchange programme between the UK and US/Canada. Each year there will be an exchange of students between the U.S. and Europe, alternating between the two countries. Applicants may already have a business in mind when applying, though support will be provided to identify suitable businesses for the applicant’s specific skills and interests should his/her application be successful. Support for students in obtaining necessary work permits, travel plans and identifying accommodation etc. will be provided by both the David Colegrave Foundation and The Ed Markham Scholarship Fund.
When to apply?
UK students should apply for this scholarship between Sep 2017 – Jan 2018, and plan for travel that in the summer of 2018.