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Our most rewarding annual event is choosing a recipient for the $1,000 Cobourg Horticultural Society Scholarship to a deserving local high school graduate with exemplary marks who wishes to pursue post-secondary education in a field related to horticulture or the environment. Applicants should download the following documents:

Scholarship Requirements

Horticultural Scholarship-Application

2019 Winner

The Cobourg Horticultural Society awarded a $1,000 scholarship to graduate Thomas Burgess of St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School. The scholarship is awarded to students based on academic standing, practical experience and their choice of an advanced program of study related to horticulture or the environment.

Thomas is enrolled in Trent University’s Bachelor of Conservation Biology program.  He looks forward to a career as a research scientist doing field work in enviromental studies and conservation.


Previous Scholarship Recipients

Gavin Brady, a graduate of St. Mary’s Secondary School, was awarded the CHS scholarship in 2018.  Gavin is studying for his Bachelor of Science and Agriculture at the University of Guelph.  He is specializing in CHAT – Crops, Horticulture, Agriculture and Turf Grass Science. 

Josephine Lansley of CCI was our 2017 scholarship winner. Josephine was accepted at Queen's University and went on to do her first year of study at the Bader International Study Centre in England.  

Ben van Steijn, a graduate of CCI, was awarded the CHS Scholarship in 2016.  Ben went on to study Outdoor and Adventure Education at Sir Sanford Flemming College.

Sarah Irving was our scholarship winner in 2015.  Sarah, a graduate of St. Mary's Secondary School, went on to study Environmental Technology at Fleming College.