HRI Awards Pair Of Scholarships

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research affiliate of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA), has awarded the 2010 Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarships in the sum of $1,000 each to Lucy Wang and Julia Kriz.

The Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship was established in 2002 by HRI and the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS). This scholarship serves to memorialize Carville M. Akehurst, who served the horticultural industry as one of the founders of MANTS.

MANTS, an association formed from the state nursery and landscape associations of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, together with HRI, have established this scholarship with the belief that the strength and future success of the horticulture industry lies in the solid education of today’s students.

Wang is a resident of Lutherville, Md., and a junior at the University of Maryland majoring in landscape architecture. Kriz, a native of Fairfax, Va., is a graduate student at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Since it was founded in 1962, HRI has directed more than $5.7 million of industry funds to research projects covering production and environmental and business issues important to the green industry. HRI distributed $210,000 in grants and scholarships this year.

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