STEM Scholarships- Virginia Space Grant Consortium

Are you looking for extra funding for your education? Well the Virginia Space Grant Consortium has $2,000 worth of scholarship money that could go to you! Eligibility requirements are:

  • US Citizenship
  • Full-time enrollment (12 credit hours) during the award period at a Virginia Community College
  • Completed at least 9 credit hours at the time of application
  • Must be majoring in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer, or Math)
  • Grade Point Average of at least 3.0
  • Must be graduating in May 2025 or Later
  • Able to attend a Webinar

Please note that Allied Health Science majors are not eligible for this scholarship

The Deadline to apply is March 8th 2024, so you have time to work on your application! If you’re interested, please visit the website for more information and to complete the 2024 to 2025 online application:
You can also email for more information

STEM Community College Scholarships 2024-2025

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Are you looking for something to do over the upcoming fall break except homework? Well, the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council has you covered! On October 10th and 11th  from 9am to 4pm, they will be hosting Ranching for Profit Workshops. The workshop will be held in Waynesboro at the Best Western Waynesboro, VA.
Registration must be received to secure your place in these workshops, so don’t hesitate! Attend 1 day for $100 or both for $150! The 2-day registration includes a year membership with the VFGC, a book titled ‘The Turnaround” by rancher and instructor Dave Pratt, and a locally sourced lunch!

You can register for the event here:

For more information check out the informational flyer: 2023-VFGC-Ranching-for-Profit-Workshop-1

If you’re looking to get into agriculture but you don’t feel ready to start thinking about ranching, then the Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry has you covered! On October 23rd from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm in Petersburg, VA, they will be hosting a Farm Finance and Conservation Planning Seminar! This is a FREE networking event for beginner farmers with the aim to help discover farm financing options and cost-share conservation options.

To register for the Farm and FInance Conservation Planning Seminar, register by October 19th 2023 by emailing Josie.Rao@Governor.Virginia.Gov




Horticulture Haunt is 19 days away!!

It’s finally October!

You know what that means! Horticulture Haunt is only 19 days away!

To get into the spooky spirit for Horticulture Haunt, we will be holding a planning meeting on Thursday, October 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. in LS 114. In this planning meeting, we will make decorations for the Horticulture Study Room (LS106) and the event room(LS114). We will also make a wishlist for items we would like to have at Horticulture Haunt on Tuesday, October 24th, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in LS 114. (the time was adjusted to reflect the availability of the event space)

This also serves as a reminder to RSVP if you haven’t already: 

The RSVP makes sure that we have the appropriate amount of materials for everyone to participate so it is required! Also, if you plan on bringing a non-club member guest with you, please have them fill out the RSVP form as well. Club membership is not required to participate, but it is required to win prizes from either contest.

At the planning meeting, we will also be discussing an exciting new addition to the Horticulture Club Fall 2023 lineup of events!

Oak Spring Garden Foundation Field Trip on Friday, November 10th from 10 am to 1 pm. OSGF has extended an offer for the Horticulture Club to come and take a tour of Bunny Mellon’s walled garden, greenhouse, and cut flower garden led by Garden Manager Allissa Montgomery! This amazing opportunity will be free for club members and up to one guest, but we’re only allowed to bring 15 people total so RSVP ASAP to secure your spot!

If you already know you want to go, you can RSVP here:

If you have friends who would like to join the Horticulture Club, we will have sign-up opportunities at both the planning meeting, and Horticulture Haunt, or they can fill out the membership form beforehand:

If you have any questions in the meantime feel free to reach out via email, DM us on Instagram or Facebook, or email the faculty advisor and treasurer Kyra Longacre (

Hope to see y’all soon 🙂

Scholarships- Garden Club of America

If you’re looking for a scholarship opportunity to help you with the rising costs of tuition… look no further than the Garden Club of America. Not only do they have a LOT of available scholarships, but they’re all for horticulture or related fields. So no worrying about applying for something you won’t even qualify for! Not only that, but they also offer a wide variety of undergrad and post graduate scholarship options! Whether you’re interested in field botany, ecological restoration, native plants, or anything else there’s bound to be a scholarship for you!

GCA Scholarships, Horticulture, Botany, Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Garden Design (

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Orchid Exhibit Internship- Smithsonian Gardens

One of the most prestigious institutions in the country has reached out to us here at NVCC Horticulture to find interns for an upcoming internship opportunity… If you’ve ever been to downtown DC you probably already know who I’m talking about. That’s right THE Smithsonian Gardens is looking to find an intern for their Orchid Exhibit. This opportunity provides an intern with experience managing and caring for the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection (SGOC), including exhibition, public programming, social media management, daily collection care, collections management, and interior plant maintenance.

The application deadline is coming up so don’t hesitate to apply if you’re interested!

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