New England ISA Undergrad/Grad Scholarship Application

Use this application if you are currently attending an undergraduate or graduate program.

Introduction

Since 1990, the New England Chapter, International Society of Arboriculture has awarded scholarships to students pursuing an education in fields of study dedicated to arboriculture, urban forestry, and related fields. The purpose of the awards is threefold: to help promote interest in shade and ornamental trees, to recognize scholarly endeavors, and to assist in financial aid.

Each year, the New England Chapter grants two scholarship awards of $2,500. The Chapter encourages recipients of our scholarship to be involved within the profession of arboriculture. The recipients are also provided with a full annual conference registration, one night lodging, and two complimentary banquet tickets for an accompanying guest.

The deadline for completed applications is April 1, 2019

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

Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a full-time student enrolled at an accredited four-year college, two-year college, or university in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont, OR

  • a resident of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont who is enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited four-year college, two-year college, or university elsewhere.

  • Applicant must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree majoring in a plant material-oriented program, such as Arboriculture, Botany, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Urban Forestry, or a related field.

  • The applicant must have completed at least one college semester of a program leading to a degree or career in one of the above majors or in a related field.

Requirements for Application

  • Apply online or by paper application.

  • Submit one copy of the scholarship form and essay, and an official school transcript, to NEC-ISA Scholarship, P.O. Box 435, Norwell, MA 02061 or using the online form below.

  • Include one academic recommendation, to be sent by the academic reference directly to the NEC-ISA Scholarship, P.O. Box 435, Norwell, MA 02061 or by email to [email protected].

  • Please include a permanent/home address where correspondence can be received over the summer. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by August 15.

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is April 1, 2019.

  • Apply online using the form below, or by using our paper application. All application materials should be sent directly to NEC-ISA Scholarship, P.O. Box 435, Norwell, MA 02061.

Evaluation

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

Deadline

April 1, 2019

Your Information
Contact Information
Contact
Please include information where we can reach you over the summer. We communicate primarily by email, so please be sure to include an email address that you regularly check. 
College or University Information
College or University Address
Are you presently receiving any financial aid (including scholarships)?
Essay
Please upload or paste your essay 1-2 pages (500-750 words).

In this essay, please tell us about your reasons for pursuing a career in your chosen field, and about your involvement in any related extracurricular activities, jobs, or internships. Describe your goals and objectives, and tell us why you should be chosen for this scholarship.
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Application Checklist
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. Transcripts may be emailed to [email protected]. If you are able to upload a secure electronic copy of your college transcript, please upload it below. 
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