Stephanie Petersen was the recipient of the Garden Writers Association Scholarship! The Garden Writers Association is an organization of over 1,800 highly respected professionals in the gardening industry that communicate to the public about horticulture, gardening, and the environment. They offer scholarships to students majoring in Horticulture to develop skills and further their education to a career in home gardening media communications.
Each application must be accompanied by a supporting letter from the student's major professor. Each student must also submit at least 2 written compositions or photographs demonstrating their interest in garden communication and/or garden photography. Scholarships are given annually and vary in number (2-6) and amount ($250-$2000).
Stephanie learned about this scholarship from Brother Nelson. She submitted her two essays to the foundation but she also included a poem, so she could show that she could do something other than essays. Congratulations to Stephanie!
We also had a handful of students receive the PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation Scholarship this year. We'd like to extend a congratulations to Micah Woods, Ben Johnson, Adam Sink, Kyle Steadman, Matt Rich, Chris Reed, Lanae Ricks, Vallie Pond, and Andrea Hansen. Together, these students received a combined amount of $10,500 in scholarship money! Well done guys! And good luck with PLANET this week!
There are scholarship opportunities everywhere! If you're looking for money for school, talk to the financial aid office, teachers, and even other students! Scholarships are also posted under the scholarship tab above.
Our aim for the Department of Horticulture at Brigham Young University-Idaho is to nurture understanding of both the art and science of Horticulture. Students learn experimentally in the classroom, laboratory, greenhouse, and ten acre Thomas E. Ricks demonstration garden as they pursue an Associates or Bachelors Degree. Using the medium of plants, students develop habits of hard work, enlightened minds, and healthy living that assist in gainful employment opportunitues.