Application Available for Winter Scholarship

Application Available for Winter Scholarship

HORTICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP TO BE AWARDED

The Fred Winter Memorial Award for Excellence in Horticulture will be given to an outstanding student majoring in horticulture, who, upon graduation, is pursuing a career in horticulture or attending school to study horticulture. The award of $2,500 will be paid by September 1, 2018. The sponsoring organization is the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture (PSPA), America’s oldest continually operating society to promote agricultural innovation.

Dr. Fred Winter was a gardener extraordinaire, horticulturalist and ardent rhododendron propagator from the Pottstown, Pennsylvania area. His farm, Schuylkill Navigation Company Farm, is listed in the archives of American Gardens of the Smithsonian.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be a full-time student in horticulture, in their junior or senior year, and in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Students must provide evidence of acceptance to graduate school and/or employment in the horticulture industry. As part of the application process, a one-page essay must be submitted that focuses on how the applicant envisions impacting the industry through his/her employment or graduate work.

To apply, either request an application by U. S. mail by contacting Duncan Allison, 13 Ingleton Circle, Kennett Square, PA 19348, email duncan13@comcast.net, or click here to download the application >> PSPA Fred Winter Award App 2018.

All applications must be submitted by May 1, 2018 to the Kennett Square address to be considered.

A winner will be chosen by the Scholarship Committee of PSPA by July 15, 2018.