- Current official (with seal) high school and college transcript for each school attended must be sent to ANA to be eligible for awards. Last high school or college quarter or semester completed must be on transcript. (Note: be sure to contact schools early to allow transcripts to be sent on time.) Must submit two letters of recommendation.
- A resident of Arizona currently or planning to be enrolled in a horticultural related curriculum at a university, community college or continuing education program.
- Be currently employed in or have an interest in the nursery industry as a career.
- Have an above average scholastic achievement or at least two years work experience in the industry.
- Display involvement in extra-curricular activities related to the industry.