Goldsmith Scholarships

Posted: February 6, 2015

The Glenn Goldsmith Breeding Excellence Scholarship, worth $7,500, is awarded to a student working toward a degree in plant breeding. The Goldsmith Seeds Floriculture Business Advancement Scholarship, worth $7,500, is awarded to a student working toward a degree in ornamental horticulture business.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Enrollment in an accredited four- year university during the 2015-2016 academic year
  • Open to students pursuing an undergraduate or M.S./Ph.D. degree 

Judging Panel

All applications will be judged by a panel consisting of Syngenta leaders as well as industry representatives and professors. 
Scholarship Awards 

  • Scholarship recipients will be chosen and notified by the end of March
  • Scholarship recipients will be announced at the California Spring Trials.


Application Requirements

  • Cover letter detailing: The scholarship for which the applicant wishes to be considered, the name of the university the applicant attends, degree the applicant is working toward, and applicant’s target graduation date.
  • Letter of recommendation on university letterhead from the applicant’s academic adviser or professor
  • Essay of 1,000 – 1,500 words: ~ Topic: ‘Revolutionizing the Plant Experience.’ Please describe what that means to you in relation to your career path.
  • High-resolution photo of yourself. 

Please submit application materials via e-mail to:

Application deadline: March 13, 2015