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Ornamental Horticulture Scholarship Established at Penn College

Prize money won by Pennsylvania College of Technology students at a competition in 2002 will be used to fund a new scholarship at the college.

The School of Natural Resources Management Ornamental Horticulture Scholarship will generate a $1,000 award for each of the next six years.

Recipients will be chosen from among applicants who are enrolled as full-time students in any of Penn College’s ornamental horticulture majors, have a grade-point average of at least 3.0, and have participated in volunteer activities through college or other organizations that require them to apply their horticultural skills and/or knowledge.

Penn College offers three associate degrees in ornamental horticulture, focusing on horticulture retail management, landscape technology and plant production.

Mary A. Sullivan, dean of natural resources management, said funding for the scholarship comes from a Field Days competition held in May 2002 at the college’s Schneebeli Earth Science Center near Allenwood.

Teams from colleges in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York participated in various horticulture-related competitions, and the prize money won by Penn College’s student Horticulture Club is being used to fund the scholarship.

“This scholarship provides a wonderful opportunity for a current student to receive additional financial assistance, allowing that student to focus on the academics − rather than the economics − of college,” Sullivan said.

Eligible students may file applications for the School of Natural Resources Management Ornamental Horticulture Scholarship between Dec. 1 and Feb. 1. Applications may be filed online . A printable application is also available at the Web site.

Anyone interested in establishing a scholarship fund at Penn College may call the Institutional Advancement Office at (570) 320-8000, or toll-free (866) GIVE-2-PC; send mail to One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701-5799; or e-mail . More information about supporting Penn College students is available on the Web .

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