Announcing a new scholarship…

WVNLA announces a newly created scholarship for rising college freshmen.

The George W. Longenecker Memorial Scholarship is available to rising freshmen accepted into the landscape architecture or horticulture programs at West Virginia University. 

Recipients will receive full tuition reimbursement for four semesters while maintaining a 3.0 GPA with full credits in either the landscape architecture or horticultural programs.  The scholarship will be renewable to the student each semester so long as they are in good standing with the requirements.

Applicants must have the following qualifications:

  1. West Virginia resident
  2. High school senior accepted to West Virginia University landscape architecture or horticulture programs OR any in-state resident student entering his or her first year of WVU Landscape Architecture or horticulture program
  3. GPA of 3.0 or higher
  4. Full-time student

Applicant must complete a George W Longenecker Scholarship application online or by mail. By mail, please provide the following information and submit an essay stating his or her interest in landscape architecture or ornamental horticulture and why he or she feels it is important to the state of West Virginia to develop future professionals in the nursery and landscape design industry.

If mailing an essay application, include the following information:

Name, Address, High School Attending and County, Email and Phone.

Mail to WVNLA, P.O. Box 20284, Charleston, WV 25314.

Who was George W. Longenecker?

George Longenecker dedicated a lifetime to the study and mentorship of landscape architecture.  George was instrumental in developing the landscape architecture program at West Virginia University, where he was beloved by his students and fellow faculty members for his personality and knowledge of plant materials.  He founded and led the effort to organize and establish the West Virginia Botanic Garden in Morgantown.  For 35 years, George served as an advisor for the Pennsylvania Conservancy-sponsored summer landscape architecture internship program for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Fallingwater in Mill Run, PA.