NCNLA is committed to recognizing and supporting future horticulture industry leaders across the state whom have earned the Certified Young Plant Professional certification. 

Robert Cagle Memorial Scholarship
The Robert Cagle Memorial Scholarship was established in 2016 in memory of the founder of Greenthumb Nursery in Ether, NC. It is funded by the net profit of NCNLA's annual Robert Cagle Memorial Golf Tournament.

The Robert Cagle Memorial Scholarship is an opportunity to support the continuing education needs of qualified horticultural and landscape students that have earned NCNLA’s Certified Young Plant Professional certification. The Scholarship identifies and rewards horticulture students who exemplify scholastic aptitude, positive attitude, and industry potential.

Applications are due to NCNLA Headquarters no later than June 1, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.


NCNLA has awarded it's first scholarship through this program for the 2016-2017 academic year. This student is a highly motivated and deserving individual who has demonstrated great promise for the future of the industry.


Ethan Jenkins

Southeastern Community College

Major: Agricultural Education; Minor: Horticultural Sciences

The Robert Cagle Memorial Scholarship is funded through the net profit of NCNLA's annual Robert Cagle Golf Tournament. The NCNLA Board of Directors wishes to thank the following sponsors of the 2017 Robert Cagle Memorial Golf Tournament:

Greenthumb Nursery

Burrow's Landscaping

Sitelight, Ld Inc.

Fairview Garden Center

Piedmont Carolina Nursery

Maple Ridge Tree Farms

Bland Landscaping Co, Inc.

Piedmont Landscaping

Piney Mountain Trees


Parker's Landscape Services

Down South Landscaping

Jacobs Creek Stone

Greenscape, Inc.

Knats Creek Nursery

T.H. Blue

Smith Turf & Irrigation

New Garden Landscaping & Nursery

Ray's Creative Landscaping & Tree Farm

Jake A. Parrott Insurance


Greensboro Shrub

Hussey Oil Company

Nelson Nursery

Cannon's Landscaping

North State Gardens

Spivey's Nursery

Hackney Nursery

Rodgers Landscape Services