GardenScape Professional Association/Ted Burnett Memorial Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To award scholarships to residents of the Genesee-Finger Lakes region who are students of horticulture/landscaping.

Application Period

December 1 to March 1

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $1,000; paid in one lump sum in the Fall semester.

Allowed Use of Award

Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with higher education.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Enrolled in a floriculture, horticulture, nursery management, landscape design, or landscape architecture program; and
  • Reside in one of the following counties: Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, or Yates.
  • Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, experience, financial need, and interest in the field. Preference is given to applicants committed to the local landscape.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated through the Community Foundation, and this scholarship is grouped with other scholarships in our Consolidated Scholarship Application. This means that by completing this one application, you will automatically be considered for any and all other scholarships connected to the Consolidated Application.

To apply for this scholarship and more, complete the Consolidated Scholarship Application.

To continue working on the Consolidated Application or another application you have already started, click here and go to the My Applications tab.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the GardenScape Professional Association. A committee of association representatives reviews applications, selects the recipient(s), and informs the Community Foundation.

Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation emails an award notification with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient. The scholarship can be applied to either the Fall semester (between July 1 and August 15) or Spring semester (between December 1 and February 15). Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient's account once required documentation is received.

To release the scholarship payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript verifying full-time enrollment to the Community Foundation. Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited.


This scholarship is a one-time award and is not renewable.

Donor Information

This scholarship was established by Rick and Mike Lemcke of R.M. Landscape Inc., the Genesee-Finger Lakes Nursery Landscape Association, and family members to honor the venerable nurseryman Ted Burnett.


Email or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.

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