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Sep 12, 2020
Still Time to Apply for the 2021 GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year Scholarship

Every fall for the past 21 years, GPN and Nexus Corp. have been recognizing outstanding college students with the GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year Scholarship.

And now we would like to find number 22!

Do you know any undergraduate students that were able to participate in an industry internship in 2020? If you do, we want to hear from him or her for the 2021 scholarship.

This year we are celebrating the 22nd anniversary of the GPN/Nexus Intern Scholarship so if you know a student who has completed a floriculture/horticulture internship this year and that student had an exceptional internship experience, please tell him/her to apply for this year’s scholarship. 

Here is a reminder of what 2021 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 2021 issue of GPN;
  • Receive travel and hotel expenses to Cultivate’21 in Columbus, Ohio, next July as well as a full Cultivate’21 registration (compliments of AmericanHort).

To be considered for the 2021 scholarship, the student must meet these requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in a four-year accredited university during 2019-2020 and 2020-2021;
  • Must be working on an undergraduate degree in horticulture/floriculture; and
  • Have completed a greenhouse-related internship in 2020.

To apply for the 2021 GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year Scholarship the student needs to:

  • 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; and
  • 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 [email protected].

The deadline to apply is Oct. 16, 2020.

There are no forms to fill out.

If you or the student have any questions about the GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year Scholarship, please contact Tim Hodson, editorial director, at [email protected].




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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.
Ben Vliestra
Sidney Phelps
Jennifer Moss
Daniel Norden
W. Garrett Owen
Jessica Montgomery
Elien Peters
Rose Oberholzer
Nikki Melin

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