Arborjet Awards Taking Root Scholarships
Arborjet has awarded the 2022 Taking Root Scholarships. Now in its ninth consecutive year, the program offers up to $10,000 in scholarships to students who plan to pursue full-time studies in forestry, plant sciences, horticulture, landscape architecture, entomology or a related major at an accredited two-or four-year college. This year, Arborjet will award scholarships to the following two students:
Danielle Hewitt from Mundelein, Illinois, will attend Purdue University in the fall, where she plans to major in landscape architecture, with a minor in horticulture. “With this career, I can combine my love for plants with my artistic talents and eye for detail.” Hewitt studied botany as a young student and collected 75 native plant species. She says that a past school trip to Costa Rica, where she toured the Cloud Rainforest, is where she developed a passion for plants and the potential to discover and study as many different species as possible.
Ryan Malloy of East Thetford, Vermont, is the second scholarship recipient and plans to major in turfgrass science and management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, which is one of the top schools in the country that offers this major. He states that he decided to pursue this course of study from the years that he spent working on a golf course, “One of the things I’m considering on becoming is a golf course superintendent or turfgrass producer after my four years of school.”
“We want parents, educators, counselors and the tree care community to join us in encouraging young students to transform their ingenuity and passion into a career in this important industry. Through this scholarship program, we recognize dedicated students whose philosophy aligns with our company’s mission to help save trees and to preserve urban forests. This year’s winners have demonstrated achievement in their schools and want to lend their skills and talents to help grow our industry,” said Russ Davis, Arborjet president and CEO.
Recipients for the scholarship program must be graduating U.S. high school seniors planning to major in forestry or a related major for the entire academic year at an accredited two-or four-year college or university. Visit Arborjet for further information on this year’s recipients and to find out more about the scholarship.