The NFF scholarship arm of the foundation focuses on training future leaders of the industry. NFF supports educational programs that will attract young people to the nursery and landscape industry so that they will become a part of the solution to future industry challenges.

This generous gift launched an effort to provide career paths for qualified students who were in financial need. Since then other contributors have seen the same need for providing scholarships. A general scholarship fund has been created to allow graduate students, out-of-state and non-traditional students the opportunity to apply for a scholarship.