Sep 27, 2019
Intern of the Year Applications Due Soon By Tim Hodson

The deadline to submit applications for the 2020 GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year scholarship program is just two weeks from today!

Interested college students that have participated in a horticulture industry-related internship program this year need to submit their applications by Oct. 14, 2019.

The GPN/Nexus scholarship program looks for college students whose internship experience has changed their outlook on horticulture — both in the classroom as well as in the greenhouse. If you have an internship program at your company and/or know a student like this, please tell that person about this program

The 2020 GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year will receive:

  • A check for $3,000;
  • Be featured in an article and on the cover of the January 2020 issue of GPN;
  • Receive travel and hotel expenses to Cultivate’20 in Columbus, Ohio, next July;
  • A complimentary full Cultivate’20 registration.

To be considered for the 2020 scholarship, the student must currently be enrolled in a four-year accredited U.S. university or college during 2018-2019 and 2019-2020; be working on an undergraduate degree in horticulture/floriculture; and have completed a greenhouse-related internship in 2019.

To apply for this scholarship, the student must:

  • Write a cover letter requesting consideration for the scholarship and state what university he/she attends;
  • Secure a letter of recommendation on university letterhead from the applicant’s academic advisor;
  • Write a minimum 1,000-word essay describing the internship experience including where the applicant interned, what his/her responsibilities were and what was learned during the internship.

All application materials should be sent to me at by Oct. 14, 2019.

You can learn more about the previous 20 scholarship winners by visiting

Tim Hodson

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