2019 Scholarship Winners: Julia Maddock and Ronald J. Smith

$1000 Agricultural Sciences Award

The Demetrios Agathangelides Scholarship

True Leaf Market is proud to support the agricultural sciences. Each year, we offer two $1000 scholarships to college students involved in the agricultural sciences. We encourage students in both graduate and undergraduate programs to apply for this scholarship, which will allow them to showcase the skills and knowledge they’ve learned in their agriculture-related field. We want applicants to demonstrate their knowledge with confidence while fulfilling the requirements for this scholarship. Overall, our aim is to encourage students to exercise what they have learned while bettering the world around them. We offer scholarships to students in these plant science related disciplines:

  • Horticulture
  • Botany
  • Agriculture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • All Other Plant Science related disciplines


$1000 Demetrios Agathangelides Agricultural Sciences Scholarship

How to Apply


Write an Essay on a Topic Related to the Plant Sciences

  • Complete your Essay: a 1-2 page write-up (500-1000 words) of your chosen topic. Please keep under three pages in length (1500 words)./li>
  • Upload your completed document with your application below, or email it to scholarships@trueleafmarket.com (Note: please do not send your plant bio in a zip file, as anything received in a zipped folder will be deleted.)
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What we are looking for:

    • Research - Your information is correct and thorough concerning your particular plant variety. (This is a challenge to test your ability to gather knowledge of a particular plant variety and your skill to teach what you've learned in a simple and understandable way.)

    • Clean Presentation - Even somebody with little to no knowledge of plants should be able to understand your paper or video.

  • Completeness - Your paper should have a beginning, middle, and end, exuding confidence about what you may be explaining.


Our goal with this scholarship is to help those that have a desire to spread their passion of the growing sciences to those around them. We hope that during these exercises, the applicant will think of those that might be reading or watching these projects and bring to them the excitement and intrigue they feel about cultivating life.


$1000 Demetrios Agathangelides Agricultural Sciences Scholarship


Terms & Conditions


We accept applications from students pursuing a degree in a plant science related discipline who are at least high school graduates enrolled in a college, trade school, or university in the United States of America. Each applicant must meet requirements mentioned above to qualify.


Deadline for all submissions is July 31, 2021 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Any applications received after July 31st will not be considered for the scholarship. Awards will be announced by August 31st.

All terms and conditions are subject to change by True Leaf Market.


All application material submitted to TrueLeafMarket.com is then considered property of True Leaf Market, LLC. We reserve the right to use material sent to us to show as examples to other applicants, display on our website(s), and edit for grammatical, syntactical, or typographical errors for clarity.

Past Winners

Kaitlin Miller Pesticide Alternatives 2016 Washington State University
Angelina Bernardini About Cucumbers 2016 Tennessee State University
Jerome Small The Environmental Revolution 2017 Florida Atlantic University
Zoe Martin Cohen The Three Sister of the Santa Cruz Valley 2017 Arizona State University
Nestia N. Nuanez Transplanting Snapdragons 2018 Aims Community College
Laura Thoeming Onion Infographic 2018 Iowa State University
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