The Michigan State Horticultural Society (MSHS) and Michigan Vegetable Council award scholarships for students who intend to pursue careers in the Midwest fruit and vegetable industries. The awards are made available due to the generosity of sponsors. The total amount to be awarded is yet to be determined. Scholarships are usually $1,500, but may be more or less at the discretion of the committee. The award is not based on need or academic achievement; however, the selection committee may use these criteria to decide between two or more qualified applicants. The application period is September 1 to September 30 each year.