The North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association (NCNLA) opened the application process for its 2018 Green Industry Support Program, which provides funding for programs and activities that benefit businesses, employees and students throughout North Carolina’s green industry. Funding is available in two forms:
• Green Industry Sponsorships: This is a program or event-based award, making sponsorship funding available for eligible entities to conduct industry-related programs and educational events that benefit green industry businesses, employees and students throughout North Carolina. The maximum sponsorship award for FY2018 is $1,000.
• Green Industry Grants: This is a project or activity-based award available for eligible entities to initiate new projects or to conduct ongoing activities that contribute to North Carolina’s green industry businesses, professionals and students. The maximum grant award for FY2018 is $2,000.
The NCNLA board invites all industry-related entities and individuals with beneficial programs, events and ideas to apply. All applications must be received by NCNLA no later than June 1. Click here for details on the 2018 NCNLA 2018 Green Industry Support Program.
In addition, NCNLA’s scholarship program identifies and rewards horticulture students who exemplify scholastic aptitude, positive attitude and industry potential. NCNLA currently offers two scholarship programs:
• Larry D. Edwards Memorial Scholarship: The Larry D. Edwards Memorial Scholarship was created in 2016 in memory of the founder of Turtle Creek Nursery in Davidson, North Carolina. This opportunity is for students enrolled in 2- or 4-year horticulture programs in North Carolina to receive financial assistance for education.
• Robert Cagle Memorial Scholarship: The Robert Cagle Memorial Scholarship was established in 2016 in memory of the founder of Greenthumb Nursery in Ether, North Carolina. The Cagle Scholarship is awarded to 2- or 4-year students in North Carolina who have earned the Certified Young Plant Professional Certification.
All applications for scholarships must be received in the NCNLA office by June 1. To apply for the Larry D. Edwards Memorial Scholarship, click here. To apply for the Robert Cagle Memorial Scholarship, click here.