Ferguson Internship Requirements

Arlene Ferguson Internship at Hilltop Gardens

Established in 1990 by local businessman and former Trustee of Indiana University, Mr. Stephen L. Ferguson, in memory of his mother, who helped establish the Hilltop program.


Those with a demonstrated interest in botany.

Must be of at least sophomore standing and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.  Graduating seniors may not apply.

The recipient must be enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester at IU Bloomington.


$500. Recipient serves an internship at Hilltop Gardens for 5-8 hours each week during the Spring 2020 semester under the guidance of a Hilltop representative who will assist in the selection process.

Save the application form to your computer. Fill out the form using Adobe Acrobat Professional DC. (Acrobat Pro may be downloaded for free from under the "Design & Production" section of IUWare.) Choose "Save as" and rename your completed form as your Lastname_firstname_2019.pdf (example: Wyss_kathy_2019.pdf). Mac users: Please take the extra step of opening your completed form in Preview, select "print," and then use the "Save as PDF" option to resave the form to ensure your application is readable in Windows.

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Recommendations and nominations

Faculty/Postdoc Fellows: Please upload student award recommendations and nominations to the "Recommendations" dropbox.

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Student awards ceremony

Recipients of this award will be recognized at a student awards ceremony held on Friday, April 26, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. in Jordan Hall A100.