GPN Nexus intern of the year

Sep 20, 2019
Applications Now Being Accepted for GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year Scholarship

The GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year scholarship program is now accepting applications for 2020.

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

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.