BALTIMORE – The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) announces its 2012 collegiate scholarship recipients.This year’s recipients are:

Karen Anderson of Cincinnati State Technical & Community College in Ohio (sponsored by Walt Bonvell, CGM of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio) received $1,500

Graham Glauber of the University of Vermont in Burlington (sponsored by PGMS member Rosemarie Leland of the University of Vermont) received $1,200

Nicholas Calderone of Michigan State University in East Lansing (sponsored by Adam Kingsbury of Michigan State University) received $1,000

Shangchun Hu of the University of Florida in Gainesville (sponsored by Michael Gildea of the Chevy Chase Club in Md.) received $800

MacKenzie Patrick of Pennsylvania State University in State College (sponsored by Michael Loftus, CGM of the University of Delaware in Newark) received $500.

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 PGMS members.

“The scholarship program is a wonderful way to recognize interns that work for you or college students you meet in the industry,” says Scholarship Committee Chairman Gerald Dobbs, CGM.