The GGIA Scholarship Program is open to all Georgia residents currently enrolled in a school that offers either a two-year or four-year horticulture program, or to any student currently enrolled in a Georgia university or technical college with a horticulture program. All applicants must demonstrate an interest in horticulture and/or pursuing a career in the green industry or related fields of work.
Scholarship applications open on September 1st and are due by the end of January. Winners will be recognized at GGIA’s annual conference and trade show. 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 Bill Inabinet Scholarship is awarded annually, and the application process must be completed each year to be considered for any subsequent school term.
The Wilbur Mull Endowed Scholarship was created 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.