The Professional Grounds Management Society has announced its 2013 collegiate scholarship recipients.
This year's recipients are:
- Nicholas Calderone of Michigan State University in East Lansing received $1,500 (sponsored by PGMS member Adam Kingsbury of Michigan State University)
- Alexis Wingerson of Kansas State University received $1,200 (sponsored by PGMS member Dr. Lavis of Kansas State University)
- Dustin Huber of Kansas State University received $1,000 (also sponsored by Dr. Lavis)
- Donald Keith of University of Vermont in Burlington received $800 (sponsored by PGMS member Rosemarie Leland of University of Vermont)
- Andrew McNeive of Kansas State University received $500 (also sponsored by Dr. Lavis).
Each year the PGMS Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to students in horticulture or related fields. The awards committee looks for students who have solid grades and past or current employment in the green industry, involvement in the industry with apprentice or professional organizations as well as civic projects and outreach programs. The committee also looks for any personal development classes and involvement in sports or clubs. Students must be sponsored by a PGMS member. "The scholarship program is a wonderful way to recognize interns that work for you or college students you meet in the industry," said Scholarship Committee Chairman Gerald Dobbs, CGM.