The 2022 Green School is now full and we are no longer taking registrations. The 2022 early-bird tuition rate until 9/15/22 was $900. The regular tuition rate was $1025. The registration deadline is 10/18/22, pending availability of seats.
2022 Green School Career Access Scholarship
The goal of this scholarship program is to enable students from diverse backgrounds to successfully prepare for and join the horticulture industry in the areas of General Landscape, Turf, or Arboriculture.
Please note that there are a limited number of Green School seats, and a completed scholarship application does not guarantee a seat. Only payment upon registration or notification of a successful scholarship award secures a seat. If you have concerns about course availability while your scholarship application is pending, it is suggested that you register and pay in full. Should you be awarded a scholarship, your payment will be refunded.
Eligibility: We are seeking applicants who (1) have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED/HiSET, (2) are motivated to receive training in the care and maintenance of plants and soils, (3) and have an interest in entering the horticultural services industry workforce in a professional capacity.
We will prioritize applicants from one or more of the following categories:
- from diverse backgrounds
- in need of financial assistance to take Green School
- facing barriers to entering the horticultural services industry
- a resident of a Massachusetts not attending Green School under the sponsorship of an employer*
We accepted Career Access Scholarship applications for the Fall 2022 session. The scholarship application period will close on 9/15/2022, but applicants are encouraged to apply early. Qualified applicants may be contacted for a virtual interview to complete the application process.
The application period for a Career Access scholarship for the 2022 Green School closed on 9/15/2022.
If you have questions about the Career Access Scholarship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program at (413) 545-0895.
*Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Express Grant Program
EMPLOYERS! For eligible employers, the Green School registration fee for employee training may be partially or fully reimbursed through the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Express Grant Program. Employers should submit an online application to the Express Grant Program at least 4 weeks in advance of UMass Green School’s starting date. To find out if you qualify and to apply for benefits, go to https://commcorp.org/subprogram/wtfp-express-program/. Other states may have similar programs... check with your local or state workforce development agency.
To apply for a Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Express Grant, you will need the following information:
- Course name: Green School 2022
- Course ID: 1138352
- Cost: $900 up to 9/15/22; $1025 starting 9/16/22
- Cost type: per person