If you’re studying or teaching horticulture in the UK, we’re glad you found us.

Our scholarships support future horticulturists so that the UK’s ornamental horticultural industry can continue to grow. At a thousand pounds or more, one of our scholarships can really boost a student’s learning potential.

Scholarships include student awards as well as several others that are sponsored by major horticultural companies; in addition to funding, these can provide work placements and the chance to travel.

Scholarship Season is open from September to January every year. We make the application process as straightforward as possible and invite applicants to tell us about their passion for plants and goals for the future. Candidates are advised to also highlight their talent, as evidenced by grades achieved, tutor assessments and work experience.

Scholarships are open to all students  completing horticulture related courses in the UK, and some also support those who are in the early days of their horticultural career. Student applicants must be attending, or enrolled to attend college, university or a similar educational establishment on a full or part time basis with a view to seeking permanent full time employment in commercial or production ornamental horticulture on completion of their course.

Working applicants should be working in commercial or production ornamental horticulture in the UK.

Applicants can apply for a scholarship via an online form or they can send an application form by email to info@davidcolegravefoundation.org.uk or by post to The David Colegrave Foundation c/o The Horticultural Trades Association, Horticulture House, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RN. If the student is shortlisted for selection we may contact a tutor or employee for a reference.

Our scholarships

Scholarships | £1,000 »

All about bedding, containers, pot plants & cut flowers?
Go for a generic DCF horticulture scholarship.

Ball Colegrave
Scholarship | £1,500 »

Fancy exploring bedding plant production in Europe?
Talk to the UK’s leading distributor of seed & young plants.

BPOA-Peter Seabrook
Bursary | £1,000 »

Passionate for commercial horticulture?
Choose the British Protected Ornamentals Association.

Scholarship | £2,500 »

Want to pursue a research career in plant breeding?
Apply for the Horticulture Research Scholarship.

Scholarship | £1,500

Interested in commercial & production horticulture?
Tell the South West’s leading commercial horticulture show.

Scholarship | $4,500 »

Love to have a work placement in the US/Canada?
Contact DCF & the American Floral Endowment.

Bursary »

Got an educational trip in mind that promotes commercial horticulture production? Apply for a group trip.

John Gibson
Scholarship »

Are environmental solutions your passion?
The John Gibson Environmental Scholarship is for you.

The Majestic Trees
Scholarship »

Want to experience tree production abroad?
Majestic Trees wants to hear from you.