Dec 20, 2018
SNA’s Sidney B. Meadows Fund Creates New Scholarship

The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Fund has announced a new named scholarship to honor Dr. Bryson L. James. James, who not only served as director of horticultural research for the SNA and coordinator of the annual conference and editor of the Annual Proceedings for 37 years, but was active in the SNA Research Conference for nearly 50 years. James passed away in 2017.

The Sidney B. Meadows Board voted to establish the named fund in honor of James to build a perpetual scholarship to be awarded in his name. Marc Teffeau, newly-elected president of the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund, said, “Very few individuals have impacted horticultural research in the southeast as much as Bryson. His efforts will have an influence throughout our industry for decades to come. The naming of a scholarship in his honor will be a permanent reminder of his work and love for our industry.”

The SNA Research Conference features a student research competition also named for James. The Bryson L. James Student Research Competition provides an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to present their latest research results, hone their communication skills and compete for cash awards. These students historically demonstrate strong academic and research ability and move forward in the industry to make outstanding contributions.

An application for 2019 scholarships is available online at


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