Taking Root Scholarship ’22 to Award $10,000

Arborjet Taking Root Scholarship Program

Now in its ninth consecutive year, Arborjet Taking Root Scholarship Program will award eligible applicants up to $10,000. Arborjet | Ecologel, a leader in plant health care, announces the 2022 program will award scholarships to graduating high school seniors, who have a desire to pursue a career in arboriculture or plant health care, with a passion to study science and technology to advance the industry. 

Ideal candidates should demonstrate prior community engagement and a curiosity to explore plant health care needs. This includes, but is not limited to the study of plant pathology, entomology, chemistry related to invasive pest management, arboriculture, urban forestry, horticulture, and landscape architecture.

“We want parents, educators, counselors, and the greater tree care community to join us in encouraging young students to transform their ingenuity and passion into a career in this important industry. Through this scholarship program, we recognize dedicated students who are already demonstrating achievement in their schools and communities, and who want to lend their skills and talents to continue to grow our industry,” said Arborjet President and CEO Russ Davis.

2021 Winners

  • Alex Gerzberg from Closter, NJ
  • Brendan Lan, who resides in Ripon, CA
  • Sean Ward from Euclid, OH

2020 Winners

  • Brianna Moser
  • Sofia Maass
  • Joseph Hider

Applicants for Arborjet’s 2022 Taking Root Scholarship Program must be graduating U.S. high school seniors planning to major in forestry or a related major (listed above) for the entire 2022-2023 academic year at an accredited two or four-year college or university. Interested students and educators can find out more about the scholarship at The application will officially open to students on March 8 and the deadline is May 9, 2022.

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