Rain Bird announces Jeremiah Johnson is the recipient of its 2008 Intelligent Use of Water scholarship. The $2,500 scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student in landscape architecture, horticulture or irrigation science who is in the final two years of undergraduate study. The student must also show commitment to these areas through participation in extracurricular activities.
Johnson, of Muskegon, Michigan, graduated from Michigan State University in May with a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture. He plans to put the scholarship toward starting a master’s degree focusing on environmental design at Michigan State. He intends to specialize in green roof technology, application and long-term maintenance. Johnson hopes to start a landscape architecture firm to promote sustainable design.
Rain Bird is currently accepting applications for the 2009 Intelligent Use of Water scholarship. Applications will be accepted until February 2009, and the winner will be announced in April 2009. For more information visit the Landscape Architecture Foundation Web site at www.laprofession.org.