New England ISA High School Scholarship Application

Use this application if you are currently a senior in high school.

Introduction

Trees are a critical resource in New England – essential to daily life whether you are in a big city or a small town. The Green Industry in New England is vibrant and growing—and there is a place for YOU! This is a multi-billion industry in the United States and offers exciting opportunities for those who want to pursue a career in the field—and some of the highest-paying states in the industry are right here in New England!

At the same time, having a professional workforce is critical. In that spirit, the NEC-ISA is offering a $2,000 scholarship for graduating high school seniors who will be attending a two or four year college program, pursuing a degree in Arboriculture, Botany, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Urban Forestry, or a related field.

Approved applicants must show successful completion of the first semester of school with a minimum 2.0 GPA (on a 4-point scale).

Deadline: April 1, 2019

    Eligibility

    We are looking for applicants who:

    • Are enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year or two-year college or university for the fall term.

    • Are pursuing a degree in Arboriculture, Botany, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Urban Forestry, or a related field.

    • Are attending college or university in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont OR are residents of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont attending college or university outside New England.

    Evaluation

    We evaluate applications on a variety of criteria, including need, high school GPA, personal statement, and letter of recommendation.

    Required Application Materials 

    • Completed application form (use online form below or paper application)
    • Personal statement—1-2 pages (500-750 words) which should include:
      • Experiences or factors that have inspired your interest in the industry
      • Employment history and personal accomplishments
      • How the scholarship will benefit your education and career goals
    • One reference
      • Can be from faculty member, high school guidance teacher, current or past employer.
      • Reference must be sent directly to the NEC-ISA by the person providing reference, under separate cover.
      • Use the reference form.
    • High school transcript

    Questions 

    Email Mollie Freilicher, Scholarship Chair at [email protected] or call 413-577-2966.

    Deadline

    April 1, 2019

    Your Information
    Contact Information
    College or University Information
    Are you presently receiving any financial aid (including scholarships)?
    Personal Statement
    Please upload a personal statement 1-2 pages (500-750 words) or paste below.

    Your personal statement should include A. Experiences or factors that have inspired your interest in the industry; B. Employment history and personal accomplishments; and C. How the scholarship will benefit your education and career goals.
     
    One file only.
    128 MB limit.
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    Your reference can be a faculty member, high school guidance teacher, current or past employer. 
    Additional Materials Required?
    Check this box if your school has mailed a transcript to the New England Chapter ISA or if your school is emailing a secure electronic copy of your transcript to the New England Chapter ISA. (Email transcripts to [email protected].) If you are able to upload a secure electronic copy of your high school transcript, please upload it below. 
    One file only.
    128 MB limit.
    Allowed types: pdf.