Landscape Industry Students & Faculty 

The National Association of Landscape Professionals and its Foundation has a long history of supporting students through scholarships and at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition. We also provide accreditation for college and university landscape programs and recognition for faculty through our Educator of the Year award. 

Membership in NALP

Free Student Membership

Looking to pursue a career in landscape or horticulture? The National Association of Landscape Professionals has your back! We'll support you throughout your journey with education, certification, and networking opportunities. Best of all- the membership is free- Just make sure you're currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year program related to the field of study.

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Student Chapters

Creating or joining a student chapter at your college or high school is the best way to connect with the association and its resources including: education, certification, events like the National Collegiate Landscape Competition.

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Scholarships & Recognition

Educator of the Year Award

Professors, instructors and educators make a valuable impact and often change the lives of their students. We celebrate their contributions to their students and to the industry as a whole with our Educator of the Year award.

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Kevin Kehoe Student of the Year Award

The NALP Foundation has established the Kevin Kehoe Student Leader of the Year Award to recognize a student who has demonstrated strong leadership within their academic community, has a passion for helping others, and serves as an outstanding example to other students preparing for a career in landscaping, lawn care, or related field.  

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NALP's Foundation Scholarships

NALP’s Foundation grants scholarships to students enrolled in landscape contracting or horticultural programs at two- and four-year colleges and universities. Scholarships are funded by "Ambassadors” who are passionate about supporting the next generation of landscape professionals.

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The must-attend conference for landscape professionals. Energizing, inspiring, and innovative, this event offers education, networking, and growth opportunities. Join us to stay ahead in trends and connect with top-notch industry experts.

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National Collegiate Landscape Competition

The National Collegiate Landscape Competition is an annual three-day powerhouse event which brings together the top landscape and horticulture students, top industry companies and dozens of the biggest industry manufacturers and suppliers.

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Accredited Degree Program

The National Association of Landscape Professionals Accredited Degree Program is the only nationally recognized endorsement offered to colleges with landscape/horticulture curricula that meet or exceed industry standards for a model curriculum.

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Certification Courses

View a list of our current professional development opportunities below, ranging from certificate courses to certifications.

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Each year the landscape industry hires 300,000 men and women for careers that positively impact families, their communities, and the environment. Be one of them.

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Job Board

Looking for a career? Trying to hire a lawn care or landscape professional? Check out our job board- connecting job seekers and employers seamlessly.

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Young Professionals

This network provides a platform to connect, share experiences, and exchange ideas with peers under 40, nationwide and in Canada.

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