What is the HortScholars program? A program that sets students in horticulture on a path to success by exposing them to the breadth of the horticulture industry, its opportunities, and its leaders. The program offers you a beyond-the-classroom experience, giving you insight and awareness of the industry, its supply chain, and where you might find a home for your passion. The focus of the program is on professional development including attending education sessions, networking, and working with industry mentors.
In other words: You will meet many, many people that:
- can help you find a fantastic job or internship
- offer insights on the best ways to reach your career goals
- will tell funny stories about stupid things they did early in their career (and that you can learn from)
- provide lots of realistic advice that you can actually use
Who is eligible for the AmericanHort Scholars program?
HortScholars is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are attending 2- and 4-year colleges and universities. (If you graduate just before the program starts in July, that’s okay).
What exactly is a HortScholar and what do they do?
HortScholars receive complimentary meals, lodging, an All-Access Pass to Cultivate’17, and a complimentary one-year student membership with AmericanHort. HortScholars are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from Columbus, Ohio.
You’re responsible for your own transportation to and from Columbus, Ohio. Once you get to Columbus we’ve got everything covered - hotel, food, parking.
If you’re concerned about a job or internship you might have during the summer, don’t worry too much about it. Most employers are incredibly supportive of this opportunity and will see it as a valuable part of your overall job/internship experience.)