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5/1/2022

HRI Opens Scholarship Applications for 2022-2023 School Year

Jennifer Zurko

HRI will award over $25,000 in scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year. These scholarships are made possible by nine endowed funds that aid students seeking a career in horticulture. HRI and its donor firms consider graduating students in horticulture to be the lifeblood of the green industry. Applications are due no later than September 2, 2022.

Available scholarships include:

• The Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow Jr. Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a resident of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont.

• The Usrey Family Scholarship is awarded to a student attending a school in California.

• The Bryan A. Champion Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student attending a school in Ohio.

• The Susie & Bruce Usrey Scholarship is awarded to a student attending a school in California.

• The Spring Meadow Scholarship is awarded to students who are interested in a career in woody plant propagation, production or breeding.

• The Mugget Scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to work in any aspect of the horticultural industry.

• The Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a resident of Maryland, Virginia or West Virginia.

• The Gunter Mecking Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to work in any aspect of the horticultural industry.

• The Wright Family of Alabama Scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to work in the horticultural industry, with preference given to Alabama students pursuing greenhouse careers.

Scholarship applications are due no later than September 2, 2022. Learn more at hriresearch.org/scholarship-application-and-resources. GT

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