Jay Curry Eternal Garden Scholarship

$1,000
1 winner$1,000
Open
Application Deadline
Oct 7, 2024
Winners Announced
Nov 7, 2024
Education Level
Any
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Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school, trade school, undergraduate, or graduate student
Field of Study:
Horticulture, botany, landscaping, or a related field
Education Level:
Field of Study:
High school, trade school, undergraduate, or graduate student
Horticulture, botany, landscaping, or a related field

Jay Curry was a beloved friend who passed away too soon after a brief, but courageous, battle with lung cancer. Jay was particularly loved by his community at St. John's Prep where he worked in the facilities department for 5 years. Beyond his love for his work and creating beautiful landscapes, he was proud of his sobriety and the work he had put in to achieve that milestone.

Careers in creativity and nature are often not the first pursuits that come to mind for students planning their futures.

A lack of scholarships for nature-based fields only strengthens this problem, often discouraging students from pursuing their passions due to financial constraints. Horticulture, botany, landscaping, and other careers rooted in nature are essential for the well-being of the world and add beauty to our lives and spaces.

This scholarship aims to support students who are pursuing careers related to landscaping or natural beauty.

Any high school, trade school, undergraduate, or graduate student who is pursuing botany, landscaping, horticulture, agriculture or a related field may apply for this scholarship opportunity. Students pursuing these fields who have experiences with mental illness and/or alcoholism are particularly encouraged to apply.

To apply, tell us about yourself, why you’re passionate about horticulture, why you’re deserving of this scholarship and what adversity you've overcome along the way. You can submit your response via written essay or via video.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published April 25, 2024
$1,000
1 winner$1,000
Open
Application Deadline
Oct 7, 2024
Winners Announced
Nov 7, 2024
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners