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The Billy Barwald Scholarship was established in 2016 by the Northeast Chapter of the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) to commemorate Billy’s dedication, enthusiasm and many years of service in the horticultural industry. Billy created and ran Barwald Landscaping for over 60 years and in 1990 he started the Flying Dragon Citrus Nursery with his son, Michael, in Jacksonville Florida. He also was the third Landscape Architect registered in the State of Florida. Billy was a charter member of the 1953 establishment of the Florida Nursery and Growers Association (now FNGLA) and was elected to the FNGLA’s Hall of Fame in 2010. It is fitting that the Billy Barwald Scholarship invests in a new generation of young professionals to further the horticultural industry for years to come.
Selection Criteria
1.  Have resided prior to enrollment in horticultural program within the boundaries of one of the following Florida counties: St. Johns, Duval, Clay, Nassau or Baker. Intended college of choice must be in the state of Florida, but not limited to the previously listed stated counties for a minimum of one year:
2.  Maintain a minimum cumulative unweighted grade point average of 2.5
3.  Student must be enrolled full-time in a college horticulture program or agriculture-related field with the intent to graduate in that field.
4.  Award recipients are eligible to reapply for a scholarship annually
Scholarship Awards
Students must return all of the following to the National Horticulture Foundation by the required deadline of January 15th annually. (Recipients will be notified in April annually of their award amount.)
Return completed application and attachments to:
BY MAIL: Billy Barwald Scholarship, National Horticulture Foundation, 1533 Park Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32835 (Downloadable application is available on the National Horticulture Foundation website.) Students must provide a complete application with the below items.
ELECTRONICALLY:  Students must provide a complete application with the below items.
1. Completed scholarship application
2. Proof of acceptance or enrollment in vocational school, community college, four-year university, or graduate school for upcoming semester, if not currently attending.
3. High school or college transcripts (can be forwarded by institution, but must received before deadline)
4. Essay 
5. Two letters of recommendation 

Student Information

What is your marital status? *
Please indicate at which of the following addresses you wish to be notified of award selections. *
What will be your class status for upcoming Fall Semester? *
Please indicate if you have applied for admission or are already enrolled.


Academic Records

Student Expenses

Although financial need is not the sole basis for scholarship award decisions, it is considered in the overall evaluation of the applicant. Please list your anticipated annual expenses for the upcoming school year using the following items and calculate the total at the bottom of the section. Additional space is provided to explain additional expenses.

Student Income

Please list your annual income in this section and calculate the total at the bottom.  
Other Scholarship/Grant Income, please list
Aid from Other Sources, please list

Attached Documents Required

I certify that all parts of the application and required attachments are correct and true. I understand that if any part of provided information is found to be false at any time, it may result in disqualification from or revocation of award. I also understand that if I am awarded a scholarship as a result of this application, my name will be published and announced at the NHF Board of Directors’ discretion. *