Each year, the Ohio Landscape Association has scholarship monies available to
selected students who are interested in pursuing horticulture in college.  

OLA Scholarships - For the 2020-2021 School Year
The requirements, eligiblity, and scholarship application have been posted.  Please read
carefully and follow the directions.  Click the button below to download the complete
information and application.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Eligible students include high school seniors who are enrolling in a horticulture
program, as well as college students currently studying horticulture.  

Applicants must also be either an OLA Student Member, an employee of an OLA Member
firm, or a child of an employee of an OLA Member firm.  If you are not an
OLA Student Member and would like to become one, please click below to download
an application.

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OLA's 2019 Scholarship Recipients
Megan Schafer
$2,500 Scholarship
Megan Schafer is a graduate of
North Olmsted High School.  She is
currently attending Cuyahoga
Community College, where she is
pursuing an Associate of Applied
Science Degree in Plant Science
and Landscape Technology. After
graduation, she hopes to transfer
to a four-year program as finances
allow.
Amanda Gainer
$750 Scholarship
Amanda Gainer graduated from
Baldwin Wallace University with a
degree in Fine Arts in 2011.  While
there, she held a grade point
average of 3.2.  After realizing she
had a passion for plants and could
meld plants and art into one
career, Amanda enrolled in the
Plant Science and Technology
program at Tri-C.  
Grant Kessler
$750 Scholarship
Grant Kessler is a senior at
Marysville High School where he
has a 3.6 grade point average. In
2016, he won 1st place for
Hardscape Installation at the Ohio
High School Landscape Olympics.
In 2017 he came in 2nd place
overall, and in 2018 he was 6th
place overall. He plans to attend
The Ohio State ATI in the fall.
Blake Kessler
$750 Scholarship
Blake Kessler is a senior at
Marysville High School and carries
a 3.3 GPA. In 2016, he won 1st
place for Hardscape Installation at
the Ohio High School Landscape
Olympics, was part of the 2016 FFA
State Champion Nursery and
Landscape Team and the 17th
place National FFA Team. He plans
to attend The Ohio State ATI.
Kasandra Hernandez
$1,000 Scholarship
Kassandra Hernandez is currently
studying at Cuyahoga Community
College where she has a 4.0 GPA.  
She is scheduled to graduate in
2019 and plans to continue her
education at Kent State University
majoring in Urban Forestry.  She
hopes to one day pursue a PhD.