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Turfgrass Management Scholarships

Here are some of the Turfgrass Management scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

PGMS Scholarship

Each year the PGMS scholarship committee awards monetary scholarships to students in horticulture or related fields. Applicants must be at least in their first year of college or may be recently graduated from high school (within the calendar year). The top recipient will also have the opportunity to attend the GIE+Expo in Louisville in the autumn. PGMS will pay for the scholarship recipients’ conference registration and a travel allowance as well. What are the criteria? The applicant must be a current student of horticulture or a related field, must be sponsored by a PGMS member and will need to submit a cover letter and resume. The applicant will also need to submit their current college transcript and two letters of reference. All applicants must submit the following by mail to PGMS: The completed scholarship application. Download the application form at website. A cover letter. Typed. Please include introduction, educational and professional goals, and intent for use of scholarship funds. A current resume. Typed. Please include past employment history, awards, and certificates earned. College or school transcripts. Two (2) letters of recommendation. These should be from an instructor, employer, etc. A letter from the PGMS member who is sponsoring the applicant.

Arysta LifeScience North America Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agronomy, crop or plant science, horticulture, business/landscape/nursery or turfgrass management, agricultural communications, public relations, sales or marketing, entomology or plant pathology. Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale required. Must reside in Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota or Washington (state).AWARD: Five scholarships at $1,275 each, non-renewable.

John H. Martin Scholarship

College of Science - Moss Landing Students of MLML. Student should submit a letter of application and letter of recommendation by faculty.

Kimberly Peppard Memorial Scholarship

College of Science - Moss Landing Letter application via MLML Friends to Soroptimists.

Ray Cannon Memorial Scholarship

College of Science - Moss Landing Awarded to the student who best exemplifies the MLML Spirit as recognized by the MLML Student Body and Faculty. Application Procedure: Nominations by MLML Student Body; approved by MLML faculty.

Valderrama Awards

This award allows citizens of Spain to study turfgrass management in the United States. The award is based on leadership potential and academics.

The Royal Spanish Golf Federation Scholarship

The Royal Spanish Golf Federation Scholarship for Golf Course Management is a two-year program established to fund the education of individuals from Spain who are pursuing turfgrass management degrees from Michigan State University. The recipients receive $10,000 for two years for tuition and books.

Dr. James Watson Fellowship Program

These awards provide financial assistance for the future educators and researchers of the turfgrass industry. Up to three $5,000 fellowships are awarded each year. Applicants must be candidates for master's or doctoral degrees in fields related to golf course management.

GCSAA Scholars Competition

These scholarships range from $500 to $6,000. Applicants must be enrolled in a recognized undergraduate program in a major field related to turf management, have completed at least 24 credit hours or the equivalent of one year of full-time study in the appropriate major, and be a member of GCSAA. Selection criteria for this program includes academic excellence, work experience, extracurricular activities and potential to become a leading professional in the golf course management industry. The annual deadline is June 1.

GCSAA Legacy Awards

The GCSAA Legacy Awards competition offers education aid to the children and grandchildren of GCSAA members. Awards of $1,500 each are funded by Syngenta and the Environmental Institute for Golf. Applications will be reviewed by an independent committee consisting of three high school educators and three college administrators. All decisions of the committee will be final. Applicants will be notified of their status by mail by June 15 of the year submitted. All scholarship award checks will be made payable to the applicant and his/her educational institution. Eligibility: One or more of the applicant’s parents or grandparents must have been a GCSAA member for five or more consecutive years and must be a currently active GCSAA member in one of the following classifications: A, Superintendent Member, C, Retired-A, Retired-B or AA Life. The competition is open to natural or adoptive offspring of GCSAA members. Children or grandchildren of deceased members are also eligible if the member was active at the time of his or her death. The student must be enrolled full-time at an accredited institution of higher learning, or in the case of high school seniors, must be accepted at such an institution for the next academic year. Graduating high school seniors must include a letter of acceptance with the application If the applicant is currently serving or has served in any branch of the military, they are eligible if they are enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours per every 9 weeks at an accredited institution of higher learning, technical school or online program. Past winners are ineligible to apply the following year. They may reapply after a one-year hiatus. More than one student from the same family may apply and be awarded a scholarship within the same year. Children of those employed by Syngenta, the Environmental Institute for Golf’s Board of Trustees, the GCSAA Board of Directors, and GCSAA staff are not eligible for this program. Criteria for Selection: Applicants will be evaluated based on academic achievement, extracurricular and community involvement, leadership and outside employment. The student must submit an original essay of up to 500 words on any topic related to the golf industry. The essay must be original and not previously submitted to GCSAA. Financial need is not a factor in the selection. How to Apply: Students must complete the application form and supply the following: Transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended. Original essay. Graduating high school seniors must attach a collegiate letter of acceptance.

Par Aide's Joseph S. Garske Collegiate Grant Program

The goal of this program is to assist GCSAA members' children in funding their education at either an accredited college or trade school. It is available to the children of GCSAA members who have been an active member for five or more consecutive years. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior and be accepted at an institution of higher learning for the upcoming year. The annual deadline is March 15. Par Aide's Joseph S. Garske Collegiate Grant competition offers educational aid to the children and step-children of GCSAA members. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors and accepted at institutions of higher learning for the upcoming year. Funded by Par Aide in honor of Joseph S. Garske and administered by the Environmental Institute for Golf. $7,500 in scholarships will be awarded. Applications will be reviewed by three educators who are not GCSAA or superintendent members. All judging decisions will be final. Applicants will be notified by mail of their status by May 15 of the year submitted. All scholarship award checks will be made payable to the applicant and his/her educational institution. Eligibility: One or more of the applicant’s parents or step-parents must have been a GCSAA member for five or more consecutive years and must be a currently active GCSAA member in one of the following classifications: A, Superintendent Member, C, Retired-A, or AA life. The competition is only open to children and step-children of GCSAA members. Children or step-children of deceased members are also eligible if the member was active for five years at the time of his or her death. The student must be planning to continue his/her education at a post secondary or trade school. The student must be accepted at such an institution for the next academic year. A letter of acceptance must be included with the application. If student has yet to receive such letter, please indicate that letter of acceptance is pending and will be sent at a later date. Although any number of students from the same family may apply, only one student per family will be eligible to receive an award in the same year. Children of those employed by Par Aide, the Environmental Institute for Golf’s Board of Trustees, the GCSAA Board of Directors and GCSAA staff are not eligible for this program. Criteria for selection: Applicants will be evaluated based on extracurricular and community involvement, leadership, outside employment, and academic achievement. In addition, the student must submit an original essay of up to, but not exceeding, 500 words evaluating a significant experience, achievement, or risk and its impact on the student. The essay must be original and not previously submitted to GCSAA. Financial need is not a factor in the selection. How to apply: Students must complete and submit the following: Transcripts from all high schools attended. Original essay. A letter of acceptance to a post secondary or trade school. All applications must be submitted by March 15.

Michael Moody Fitness

The Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship offers $1,500 to a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement, participation and leadership in school activities and work experience, and interest in pursuing a career in the health and fitness related fields. The student may apply and use the money for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. The scholarship is sponsored by Michael Moody Fitness. The 2017 program will be accepting scholarship applications from August 2nd, 2017 until 1,000 scholarship applications are submitted or July 15th, 2018, whichever comes first. Your scholarship application MUST be one of the first 1,000 submitted by the deadline date.

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