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LandCare Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: February 27, 2023 3:00 pm CT

LandCare Education Assistance Foundation (LEAF) has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the LandCare Scholarship Program must:

  • Be dependent* children/young adults, age 26 and under, of full-time, part-time, and seasonal LandCare domestic employees who have one-year of continuous tenure employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    For example: Seasonal crew members meet the continuous employment criteria if they are employed January 1st, seasonally laid off, but return to work the following January 1st.
    *Dependent children are defined as biological, step-or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee
  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Be a first-generation college student**
    **A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parents or primary supporters have not graduated college.

All employee children who meet the eligibility requirements above are eligible regardless of citizenship or residency status.

Children of Landcare’s Executive Committee members are ineligible.


If selected as a recipient and attending a four-year college or university, the student will be eligible for an award up to $3,000. Recipients attending a two-year college or vocational school will be eligible for an award up to $1,500.

Awards may be eligible to be renewed one to three additional years depending upon the type of school and type of degree the recipient is pursuing. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of LEAF. Payment will be made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • Essay
  • An online recommendation

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of LEAF or LandCare play a part in the selection.

Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Unofficial transcripts are accepted; grade reports are not. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 2, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

LandCare Education Assistance Foundation (LEAF) has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!