Proven Winners has introduced a $15,000 scholarship program to help college students.
The scholarship has been divided into three areas of study:
- The Proven Winners Innovations in Plant Breeding Scholarship – $5,000
- The Proven Winners Innovations in Horticultural Marketing Scholarship – $5,000
- The Proven Winners Grower Excellence Scholarship – $5,000
Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in a four-year university and be at least a sophomore during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Masters and PhD level students are also eligible. Applicants must be enrolled in Horticultural Science or related fields, and they must hold a minimum GPA of 3.0.
To apply for one of these three scholarships, each student needs to submit a cover letter which details the scholarship for which they are applying, the name of the university they are currently enrolled in, the degree they are working towards (including any minor degree), their current grade level, target graduation date, contact information along with a letter of recommendation for a current academic adviser or professor.
Most important is that each student needs to submit an essay of 750 words or more detailing what they want to accomplish in horticulture.
Questions and application materials can be submitted to Kerry Meyer by July 15. Recipients of the scholarships will be notified by the end of September.