Each year the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture (PSPA) awards two scholarships to recognize outstanding students majoring in Horticulture who have expressed clear intent upon graduation to pursue a career in one of the many branches of Horticulture including enhancement of the environment.

Each award will be for the amount of $1,500 and paid directly to two selected individuals by Sept. 1, 2022.  To be eligible for this award, applicants must be full-time students in Horticulture in their Junior or Senior year of college.  They must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in Horticulture and future employment in the horticulture industry, or in furthering their education in this field.  Applications are available on the PSPA Web Site.

Dr Winter was an internationally known Radiologist and Coronary Arteriography Expert.  He developed a technique for arteriography that resulted in Gold Medal recognition by his peers in the field.  Dr. Winter was a long-time member of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, and received their Gold Medal Award.  He was also recognized as a PSPA Honorary Member in 2011.

Dr Winter loved his gardens and farm, and developed several new lines of rhododendrons.  He was president of the Valley Forge Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society and a National Board Member of the American Rhododendron Society.  As a Master Gardener he was selected to be included in the Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.

Dr. Winter was a veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict as a member of the Navy Medical Corp retiring with the rank of Commander.  He was honored as an associate member of the WW2 10th Mountain Ski Division where he honored his brother, Burdell Winter’s (KIA) memory by building a ski-in cabin along the 10th Mountain Ski Trail in Colorado.  He also volunteered to train radiology residents in Afghanistan and Thailand, and lectured to the Shanghai Branch of the Chinese Medical Assn.  He was a member of the Rotary, and was a member of the Rotary Polio Plus group helping to immunize children in New Delhi, India.

Dr. Winter passed away on June 21, 2012, and is survived by his wife Barbara and three children and numerous grandchildren.  The FRED WINTER MEMORIAL AWARD was established by PSPA in 2012 as a long term way to remember his great contributions to the World.  There are currently numerous winners of this award active in Horticulture and leaders in this distinguished profession.

Apply for the Award

The Society’s 2022 Fred Winter Memorial Award for Excellence in Horticulture application is available as a mail-in application below. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2022, and students seeking the award should apply as soon as possible.

Click here to download an application.

Recent Winners

Hannah Maakstad – Temple University

Laura L Palmer – Delaware Valley University.
Parker Strand – Penn State University
Dylan Schoemaker – Penn State University

Lyla Kyle – Penn State University

Yahel Ben-Zvi - Rutgers University.  Meghan Bundick - West Virginia University