Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Deadline Approaches
The deadline to apply for the Southern Nursery Association’s Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is rapidly approaching. Twelve $1,500 scholarships are expected to be awarded for a total awards of $18,000.
The deadline for applications is May 27, 2018. Eligibility requirements and the application is available on the fund’s website.
Industry members are asked to advise all eligible students of the availability of this scholarship award. Horticultural students who are eligible are encouraged to apply for this year’s scholarship awards.
The Scholarship Selection Committee will make final selections by August 1, 2018 and recipients will be notified soon thereafter.
“Last year’s awards set a milestone for the fund as we crossed the half million dollar mark in total scholarship awarded since the fund was established,” said Danny Summers, executive vice president of the fund.
“We are very proud of our accomplishment in building the fund over the past 28 years and we want to express our appreciation to everyone who has help build this important funding program for our students. The ability to make this level of awards over the years, as we built the endowment fund that now stands at over $850,000, is quite an accomplishment and a tribute to the many SNA members, exhibitors, and industry individuals who made contributions to help build the fund and award our students,” he added.
Created in 1989 by the Southern Nursery Association (SNA), the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is a 501 (c) 3 charitable foundation providing academic scholarships to horticulture students in the sixteen southeastern states within the SNA region.
For more information, visit www.sbmsef.org.