Our scholarship program is open to all Georgia residents who are currently enrolled in a school that offers either a two-year or four-year horticulture program. All applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the green industry or related field of work.
Scholarship applications open on July 1st and are due by November 15th of each year. Winners will be recognized at GGIA’s WINTERGREEN Conference and Trade Show in June. Applicants are graded on GPA, leadership and work experience, references, and financial need.
The Bill Inabinet Scholarship Program was created by The Georgia Green Industry Association. It exists to serve and support the students who aspire to be future leaders in our industry. The financial aid given is one way we can invest in their efforts and thereby invest in the success of ornamental horticulture in Georgia.
The program is named in memory of Bill Inabinet, a longtime leader in the green industry and a staunch supporter of education. Bill recognized the need to foster a desire for learning and that education was key to providing the green industry with future generations of leadership. Funding for the scholarship program comes from the generous gifts of industry members. Additional funding is provided through GGIA’s membership dues.
The scholarship program is open to all Georgia residents who are currently enrolled in a school that offers either a two-year or four-year horticulture program. All applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the green industry or related field of work. The Bill Inabinet Scholarship is awarded annually, and the application process must be completed each year to be considered for any subsequent school term.
The Georgia Green Industry Association created the Wilbur Mull Scholarship to support students in non-horticulture fields of study with interests related to the green industry. As a dedicated association member and industry business owner, Wilbur Mull worked to promote, market, and brand green goods during his lifetime. Initial funding for this scholarship program comes from donations from family, friends, and industry associates. The anticipated application date for this new scholarship is July 2023.