PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) is a $4.1 million foundation dedicated to advancing professional careers in the landscape industry.  

A Career in the Landscape Industry...Is It For You?




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Public Awareness

PLANET AEF is targeting its public awareness efforts to position the landscape industry as a lucrative career choice to parents, counselors and institutions.

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PLANET AEF Scholarships

PLANET AEF funded by the generosity of our member companies, was instituted to provide academic assistance to promising students hoping to pursue an education and future in the landscape industry.  Since it's inception in 1998, the PLANET AEF has give more than $811,400 in scholarships and awards to 786 students.

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Educator of the Year

PLANET AEF recently announced the recipient of its 2014 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award - Zachary Johnson, Colorado State University. The awards was presented on March 23, 2014 at PLANET's Student Career Days event, hosted by Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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