Southern Nursery Association to Award $18,000 in Scholarships to Hort Students in 2018

Southern Nursery Association to Award $18,000 in Scholarships to Hort Students in 2018

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA)’s Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is now accepting scholarship applications for 2018. Horticultural students who are eligible are encouraged to apply for this year’s scholarship awards. Eligibility requirements and the application is available on the fund’s website.

The deadline for application is May 27. The Scholarship Selection Committee will make final selections by Aug. 1, and recipients will be notified soon thereafter. Twelve $1,500 scholarships are expected to be awarded for a total awards of $18,000.

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“Last year’s awards set a milestone for the fund, as we crossed the half-million dollar mark in total scholarship awarded since the fund was established,” says Danny Summers, Executive Vice President of the fund. “We are very proud of our accomplishment in building the fund over the past 28 years and we want to express our appreciation to everyone who has help build this important funding program for our students. The ability to make this level of awards over the years — we built the endowment fund that now stands at more than $850,000 — is quite an accomplishment and a tribute to the many SNA members, exhibitors, and industry individuals who made contributions to help build the fund and award our students.”

Created in 1989 by the Southern Nursery Association, the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is a 501 (c) 3 charitable foundation providing academic scholarships to horticulture students in the 16 southeastern states within the SNA region.

For more information, contact the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund at 678-813-1880, email [email protected], or go to www.sbmsef.org.