The American Conifer Society annually offers a $2,500 award to a worthy candidate pursuing a career in horticulture, plant science, forestry or related fields who have demonstrated an interest in conifers. At the discretion of the ACS board of directors, additional scholarships may be awarded.
Award recipients may use the scholarship for any educational purpose that is consistent with the mission of the ACS such as the study, development, preservation, promotion and appreciation of conifers (including ginkgo) in landscapes and gardens available to the public.
For example, recipients may use the funds for tuition, textbooks, reference books, educational CDs, DVDs and software. Workshops, work-study programs or classes offered by legitimate organizations such as cooperative extensions and horticultural societies are examples of some other legitimate educational pursuits.