One of our CT Hort 2019-2020 Scholarship winners, Jacklyn Stupienski, was presented with a national scholarship by Spring Meadow Nursery, of Grand Haven Mich., and the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI). Jacklyn was one of four recipients of the 2019-2020 Spring Meadow – Proven Winners® Endowment Fund scholarships.
Spring Meadow Nursery owners Dale & Liz Deppe established the scholarship fund with HRI in 1999 with the belief that bright, well-trained, qualified people are essential to the green industry. All parties involved firmly believe that backing motivated students plays a vital role in protecting and growing the industry. Through HRI, the AmericanHort Foundation acts as the administrator of endowments that help students to obtain the education necessary to successfully pursue horticultural careers.
“Our team has been blessed by this industry and the mentors who’ve helped us along the way. These scholarships represent our commitment to continue the encouragement of emerging professionals,” said Dale Deppe. “We are pleased to be able to support these students in such a direct way.”
Horticulture students Mary Tuski, Noah Brown, Amber Lancaster and Jacklyn Stupienski were each awarded $2500 scholarships for the 2019-2020 granting period, bringing the total amount of awards distributed through the fund to $83,750. The students were chosen from a competitive national applicant pool for their academic achievements, exemplary leadership abilities, and commitment to pursuing careers in horticulture.
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