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The Program’s aim is to create the next generation of senior public horticulture professionals.  The ideal candidate is someone who has a bachelor's degree and wants to serve—or is currently serving—in a leadership capacity within the public horticulture industry. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate a high potential for professional growth, be readily endorsed by other professionals in their field, be proficient at reading and writing in English, and embody the following characteristics:

  • Is committed to professional excellence
  • Demonstrates leadership competencies
  • Has deep intellectual curiosity
  • Is a collaborator, an enabler
  • Possesses strong communication skills
  • Demonstrates adaptive interpersonal skills
  • Is intrinsically motivated
  • Works for the greater good
  • Represents diverse perspectives and backgrounds
  • Is visionary and innovative
  • Continuously develops oneself and others
  • Demonstrates commitment to public horticulture
  • Has 5+ years of work experience in public horticulture or closely related field

Although not required, applicants may possess or be working toward a master's or doctoral degree. Those individuals who meet the criteria listed above and find themselves transitioning between careers are also encouraged to apply.

Applications for the 2019 cohort are now open through October 1, 2018

Those interested in applying will need to submit the following documents via our online portal:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/resume
  • 3 reference letters
  • Unofficial transcripts (required only for those having graduating within the past 5 years)
  • Responses to essay questions (the questions will be posted when the application opens)

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Nominate a Candidate

Know someone who has what it takes to be a Longwood Fellow? Nominate them by submitting a brief written explanation to  Ensure your email contains: the nominee's name, position, and organization; your contact information; and they reason you feel they should be considered. Nominations for the 2019 cohort will be accepted through September 1, 2018.

What’s It Like to Be a Longwood Fellow?

Hear directly from the inaugural cohort: