We 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!
Garden Writers Association Scholarship
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!
Below is a list of the BYU-Idaho Horticulture students who received the PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) scholarships this year. These students received their scholarships at a special Scholarship Recognition Reception that was held on April 8th, 2010. Congratulations students! We are proud of all you did to represent our school and department at PLANET. Thank you!
David Culbertson Greg Galbraith Andrea Hansen Tatton Hymas Benjamin Johnson Jacquelyne Nielson Vallie Pond Kyle Steadman Timothy Stevenson
Kristie Hill - Garden Writers Association Scholarship
Kristie received the Garden Writers Association Scholarship. It is award for people studying Horticulture with an interest in journalism/English and the other way around. Kristie found the scholarship on the department's website and filled out the online application , submitted two articles (designed and professionaly printed), a letter of recommendation, short essays about herself, and a signature from Brother Toll. She submitted two different articles to the Association for consideration. A copy of one of the articles can be found here. Kristie was given $1000 for this semester! Here is the link to the Garden Writers Association website for more information. http://www.gardenwriters.org/gwa.php?p=index.html Congrats Kristie! If you would like to contact Kristie for more information, her email is email@example.com.
Tim Stevenson - INLA Scholarship
Tim Stevenson received the INLA Scholarship. He found out about the Idaho Nursery & Landscape Association scholarship last year on the Horticulture blog. He applied for the scholarship then, but didn't receive it. He put a reminder on the calender in his phone to apply again this year and it definitely paid off. One thing he did that really made a difference was he actually went to Ann Bates (the INLA director in Idaho Falls) and hand delivered it. This was good because she got to meet him in person. Tim received $750! Congrats TIm! If you have questions for Tim, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.