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The Perennial Plant Association is proud to offer five scholarships to college students studying horticulture or a related subject area coupled with attendance at the Perennial Plant Symposium. Students enrolled in a two or four-year program are eligible to apply. 
Scholarship recipients receive a complimentary symposium lectures and tours registration, complimentary lodging and $1000. Applications for the 2014 program will be available Autumn 2013.  

The 2013 Recipients of the PPA Scholarship Award 

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Five scholarship award recipients in July during the Perennial Plant Symposium in Vancouver, British Columbia. From Left: Samantha August, Joshua Pecukonis, Robin Cannon, Matthew McKernan, Amy Miller and Joshua Henry.

2012 Scholarship Recipients

Tina Gibson
Community College of Baltimore, Maryland

Jared Hughes
The Ohio State University

Marianne Maddeford
Kansas State University

David Mattern
Longwood Gardens Professional Gardener Training Program

Brian Andrew-Louis Roach
North Carolina State University


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements?

  • Student should be majoring or minoring in horticulture or a related field.
  • Student should have at least one quarter or semester remaining following spring term 2014.
  • Student should have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Recipients must be able to attend the Perennial Plant Symposium in Cincinnati, Ohio July 27-August 1, 2014.
  • An interest in a career in perennials is preferred but not required.
  • Undergraduate students only are eligible.
  • Prior PPA scholarship recipients are not eligible.

How do I find a PPA member in my area who could be a reference for me?
Call the PPA office to find a member in your area at 614-771-8431 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I go to a technical college. Can I apply for the Perennial Plant Association Scholarship?

Do I have to be in school to receive the PPA Scholarship?
Yes, you need to have at least one quarter or semester left in school after the award.

When will the 2014 Applications become available?

Applications for the 2014 scholarship will be released in Autumn 2013. Application will be due in February 2014. 

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