Gladys Wilkins Seeding the Future Scholarship Fund

The Milton Community Foundation (MCF) and John Potocki of Salon Milton are proud to announce the Gladys Wilkins Seeding the Future Scholarship Fund. Four scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded to a student in Sussex County, Delaware who wishes to pursue a career in sustainable agriculture.

The MCF is currently accepting applications from Sussex County high school seniors, as well as Sussex County high school graduates currently attending a college or university in the field of agricultural science. Deadline to apply is June 15, 2018.

Applicants must be residents of Sussex County, Delaware, and must show proof they plan to pursue studies in agriculture at a college or university level. Applicants must also submit transcripts showing they’ve maintained a B average or higher in middle and high school levels. To apply, submit a brief essay (350-500 words) about why you believe you’re the best candidate for the award, and why agriculture is important to you. Be sure to include your full name, address, telephone number and at least two references. Send your application to jbpotocki@aol.com.

Gladys Wilkins was born and raised in Milton, in the farmhouse she called home until her death in December 2013. The house is a classic Sussex County farmhouse, sturdy and strong just like Gladys. In winter the home was heated by wood stove in the kitchen and coal in the living room. In summer, there was no air conditioning, windows were opened for nature’s own cooling. A long dirt lane leads to the farmhouse, which is surrounded by land once farmed by Gladys and her husband Norman. The couple also operated a school bus. Agriculture was very important to Gladys, who believed in an honest day’s work and good, clean living. She was quick with a joke, remembered everyone’s name and, usually, a little story about everyone she knew. Her clutch of chickens was almost as famous as she was. A dozen eggs from Gladys’ prized hens fetched hundreds of dollars each year at the Milton Historical Society fundraiser.

Nominations Now Open for Seitz Award

The Division of Student Life and the Office of the Dean of Students are thrilled to share that nominations are open now through May 4 for the Seitz Award, celebrating outstanding first- or second-year students at the University of Delaware. this annual award recognizes a first- or second-year student who embodies the student-created “We Are Blue Hens” values statement. All UD faculty, staff, and students may submit nominations here.

The fund for the George and Margaret Collins Seitz Award was established in 1954 at UD by Margaret Seitz to honor the memory of her mother and father. This annual recognition, which includes a $1,500 award, is presented each spring to a first- or second-year student who exemplifies outstanding character by demonstrating and encouraging in others the following values:

  • Respect – We support the inherent right for all members of our community to have a voice and freely share their ideas. We acknowledge that an environment where there is mutual respect and dialogue, leads to greater learning.
  • Openness – We believe that diversity is not enough. Diversity is acknowledging that differences exist. Openness means that we are accepting of learning from and engaging with all members of our community.
  • Innovation – We challenge all Blue Hens to be bold and creative as we strive for a better world. We will be committed to progress, while recognizing the value of past experiences. Our education provides us limitless opportunities to move ourselves and others forward.
  • Engagement – We will take an active role in the life of the university, both as learners and contributing community members. We know that true growth comes from being an active and engaged participant in our experiences.
  • Mentorship – We seek to become visionary and passionate Blue Hens who understand our role in fostering society’s next generation of responsible and ethical leaders. We will build relationships that foster excellence, support, and accountability.

The full “We Are Blue Hens” values statement can be found here.

Nominees must be matriculated UD first- or second-year students in good academic and disciplinary standing. They may be from any major, may live on or off campus and are not required to demonstrate financial need. The award winner is determined by a committee comprised of UD faculty, staff and students and will be announced prior to the end of the spring semester.

All University of Delaware faculty, staff, and students may nominate a student for this award. Nominations will be accepted through May 4, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. and must be submitted via the online form.

JIM CLAXTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND

THE JIM CLAXTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND
ADMINISTERED BY THE MARYLAND TURFGRASS ASSOCIATION

The Jim Claxton Scholarship Fund was initiated during the Spring of 2011 in order to honor Jim and his contributions to the Mid-Atlantic area turfgrass industry and financially support students while pursuing a college degree.

Jim worked as a salesman for Newsom Seed from the early 1990’s until soon before his passing on March 20, 2013. He made great contributions to turfgrass related businesses during this period, especially businesses involved in turf production.

The Jim Claxton Scholarship Fund allows for a single, annual $500.00 reward to be issued to a winning applicant prior to the fall college semester.

Completed applications, along with any essays, letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc. should be postmarked and mailed by May 31, 2018 to:

The Maryland Turfgrass Association
P.O. Box 389
St. Michaels, MD 21663
Attention: The Jim Claxton Scholarship Fund

And/or emailed to The MTA Executive Director, Vernon Cooper; Vernon@AllStatesTurf.com and The MTA Scholarship Fund Chairman, Harry Kenney; Harry.kenney@cpsagu.com.

In addition to a possible interview with one or more Maryland Turfgrass Association Board Members, the following criteria will be considered by the MTA board while deciding who will be awarded this scholarship:

  • The applicant should be a current high school senior or be enrolled in a full time two year Associate Degree or four year Bachelor Degree college or university program. Proof of college or university enrollment in an Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree program may be requested by the MTA board.
  • The applicant should reside in the Mid-Atlantic area or be enrolled in a college or university located in the Mid-Atlantic area.
  • The applicant should have earned a high school or current college level GPA of at least 2.5. A transcript should be submitted along with the application.
  • Preference may be given to students enrolled in a turfgrass related field.
  • Preference may be given to students with experience in turf production and/or turf maintenance.
  • We ask that you provide an essay of one page or less, using 12 pitch x New Roman or equivalent with a one inch margin. The essay can include how you intend to utilize your Associate or Bachelor degree.
  • A current high school and/or college level transcript and up to three letters of recommendation can be submitted with the completed application.

THE JIM CLAXTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND APPLICATION

True Leaf Market Scholarship Opportunity

The Demetrios Agathangelides Scholarship
True Leaf Market is proud to support the agricultural sciences. Each year, we offer two $1000 scholarships to college students involved in the agricultural sciences. We encourage students in both graduate and undergraduate programs to apply for this scholarship, which will allow them to showcase the skills and knowledge they’ve learned in their agriculture-related field. We want applicants to demonstrate their knowledge with confidence while fulfilling the requirements for this scholarship. Overall, our aim is to encourage students to exercise what they have learned while bettering the world around them. We offer scholarships to students in these plant science related disciplines:

  • Horticulture
  • Botany
  • Agriculture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • All Other Plant Science related disciplines

Application deadline is July 31, 2018.  For more information visit our website: True Leaf Market

Scholarship Offered to New Jersey College Students

A $500 scholarship will be awarded this summer to a New Jersey student majoring in natural resource conservation, environmental science or a related field of study, announced the Firman E. Bear Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS). The Edward R. Hall/Robert R. Hanna Scholarship is awarded annually to acknowledge NJ college students for their academic and personal accomplishments in the field of conservation and/or natural resources.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2018 postmark

To qualify for the scholarship, an applicant must be:
• a full-time student in good standing at any New Jersey accredited university/college, or a New Jersey resident attending any accredited out-of-state university/college; and
• an undergraduate enrolled in a curriculum related to natural resources, including but not limited to: agriculture, agronomy, conservation, ecology, environmental science, fisheries, forestry, geography, journalism, plant science, soil science, and/or wildlife. Other areas related to conservation may also qualify; and
• have successfully completed at least two semesters of study.

TO APPLY: Go to www.njswcs.org to download application form, complete and postmark by April 30, 2018 and mail to:

Firman E. Bear Chapter, SWCS
C/O USDA-NRCS
220 Davidson Ave, 4th floor
Somerset, NJ 08873

The scholarship winner will be announced by June 15, 2018.

Firman E. Bear is the New Jersey Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS). Mission: The Soil and Water Conservation Society fosters the development and application of science- based policies and practices for managing soil, water, and related natural resources in order to achieve sustainability.

Trevose Horticultural Society 2018 Scholarship Program

Trevose Horticultural Society
2018 Scholarship Program
Application Deadline March 15, 2018

 

 

 

The Trevose Horticultural Society will be awarding a One Thousand Five Hundred dollar ($1,500.) scholarship to the successful applicant, selected by the Scholarship Committee, following review of applications and other required documentation, received by March 15, 2018. An applicant must be a currently enrolled college or university student majoring in:  Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Architecture, Conservation Forestry, Botany, Agronomy, Plant Pathology, Environmental Ecology, City Planning, Land Management, Farming or related subjects.

  • Applicants must be a US Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 graded hours.
  • Graduate Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 9 graded hours

The application must include:

  • Scholarship Application Form
  • Financial Aid Form
  • Transcript of Grades provided by the Dean’s Office, it does not need                       be a “sealed” transcript
  • A letter not to exceed one (1) typed page from the applicant stating:              career goals, practical experience in the field of study, personal              background.
  • Additionally, you are encouraged but not required to include any letters of recommendation from academic or employment sources

 All APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 15, 2018.

ADDRESS APPLICATIONS TO: 
JOHN J. LEE
11 CREEK ROAD
CHURCHVILLE, PA 18966-1426

Notice of scholarship award will be sent to all applicants by
March 26, 2018.

THS Financial Need Form

THS Application Form

Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship – Deadline: May 25

The Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship program, is open to eligible university students pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees in crop-related disciplines. You may apply by submitting a 750- to 1,000-word essay on the chosen topic (more information on the essay topic can be found on the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship website) to compete for a portion of $20,000 in available awards to help grow your future. The application deadline is May 25, 2018.

If this sounds like a scholarship you’re interested in applying for, please visit the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship website where you can find more information and apply via an online form.

If you have any questions about the scholarship, please feel free to contact Michael Johnson at G&S Business Communications. Michael may be reached at mjohnson@gscommunications.com or (919) 870-5718.

Good luck!