Apr 20, 2014
Scholarship Program Recognizes PotentialBy Tim Hodson

Have you heard the news?

Syngenta Flowers will once again be offering two $7,500 scholarships to college students who have shown high potential in the fields of plant breeding and ornamental horticulture through scholastic excellence and experience.

The Glenn Goldsmith Breeding Excellence Scholarship recognizes a college student working toward a degree in plant breeding.

The Goldsmith Seeds Floriculture Business Advancement Scholarship is awarded to a student working toward a degree in ornamental horticulture business.

Each scholarship is for $7,500.

To apply, students must be an undergraduate, master’s or doctoral candidate at an accredited four-year university during the 2014-15 academic school year, and carry a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Applicants must submit a cover letter indicating the scholarship for which they wish to be considered along with their resume; name of the university they are attending and degree they are working toward with targeted graduation date; a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s professor or academic advisor; and an essay between 1,000 and 1,500 words describing what “Bringing Plant Potential to Life” means to their career path.

This information must be submitted to [email protected] by June 4, 2014. The winning applicants will be notified by July 1, 2014.

The scholarship recipients will be announced to the public at the Cultivate’14 (formerly OFA Short Course) in Columbus, Ohio, in July.

Do you know a student who might qualify for either one of these generous scholarships? If you do, let them know about this program today!

– Tim

Tim Hodson

Tim Hodson is the editorial director of GPN and Big Grower. He can be reached at [email protected]

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