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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

2021 Winner

The Cobourg Horticultural Society awarded a $1,000 scholarship to graduate Ethan Foster 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.

2021 Scholarship 2

Ethan is enrolled in Fleming College’s Ecological Restoration program – a Joint Degree/Diploma program (Honors B.Sc.) with Trent University.  He looks forward to managing fauna levels in a designated area while working towards increasing low populations of endangered species.


Previous Scholarship Recipients

Due to the pandemic's impact on latter portion of the school year, it was not possible to award a scholarship in 2020. 

Thomas Burgess, a graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School, received our 2019 scholarship.  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.

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.