West Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association offers two scholarships:
  • George W. Longenecker Memorial Scholarship
  • Marcus W. Rennix Memorial Scholarship

George W. Longenecker Memorial Scholarship

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 or 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.

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.

Marcus W. Rennix Memorial Scholarship
The Marcus W. Rennix Memorial Scholarship is available to in-state students who have completed half the required courses in horticulture, landscape architecture, nursery and greenhouse management and other green industry majors in an accredited program and maintain at least a 2.5 G.P.A. This applicants are typically college juniors or seniors. The scholarship amount is $5,000.

Annual deadline to submit a scholarship application is September 30.

Please see Rennix Scholarship Application for more information.