OHBA Sustainability Scholarship Fund

Thanks to the generosity and support of the 2016 OktOHBAfest Sponsors, OHBA will be funding three $1,500 college scholarships for Fall/Spring 2017. Award funds will not be given until October 2017.

If you know of any talented and driven college students that would like to apply, please email them this letter where they may follow the instructions detailed below. Any college student that is a resident of Texas is eligible to apply.

OHBA is focused first and foremost on educating the landscape industry and our community through empowered knowledge of organic horticulture as it relates to sustainable practices within our environments.

As part of our mission to educate, OHBA launched the Sustainability Scholarship Fund to assist college students with their education towards the development of a career that will help our communities be better prepared for the future through organic horticulture.

Application Deadline: Friday June 2nd, 2017.

  • Two references (email, phone, address) – do not need to send letters of reference.
  • Name of school attended, year in school as of Fall 2017 (i.e. 4th year or 2nd year of Masters), average college GPA (i.e. 3.3), major & minor (i.e. Horticulture major & Business minor)
  • Most recent transcript/grade report.
  • 4 short answer question - please answer each of the questions in a paragraph of around 4-6 sentences (questions below.)
  • Please email all of the above items to Madeline Frazier, OHBA Scholarship Fund Chair,

Awards will be announced Friday, August 18th, 2017.

Questions? Please contact Madeline Frazier at (210) 722-1620 or

Please answer the following 4 questions:

  1. What does organic horticulture mean? And how does it apply to your life?
  2. Give a brief story or personal experience on how you became interested in organic and sustainable lifestyles.
  3. Organic Horticulture demands creative solutions to make a more sustainable, healthier, happier community; give an example of a societal problem and a creative organic solution to combat it.
  4. Given your communities current legislative climate, what policies/laws would you change or instate to promote organic horticulture?