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The members of the Southeast Texas Nursery Growers’ Association welcome your participation in our scholarship program. Any Junior, Senior, or Graduate student maintaining a 2.5 GPA, having completed 60+ college class hours, carrying a minimum of 12 semester credit hours and who intends to continue their education in Agriculture, Agronomy, Forestry or Horticulture is eligible to apply. The scholarship money is to be used for continuing attendance at Texas A&M University. Selection for this award will be based primarily on financial need; scholastic achievement, social activities, and special awards or accomplishments.
We will award one individual $1,000.00 scholarship to a student at Texas A&M University , to help with tuition, books, and fees for 2013-14 academic year.
The John and Shirley Mauney Scholarship is to honor a former Southeast Texas Nursery Growers’ Association member, husband and wife, John and Shirley Mauney for their vision in forming our association and their many years of Association service and leadership. The $1,000.00 scholarship will be funded for the selected recipient on a one time, late August basis only.
The application for the John and Shirley Mauney Scholarship can be obtained here and the completed form must be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2013. Our selection committee will review the applications and pick the finalists on June 1, 2013. The scholarship will be paid directly to the student by August 28th, 2013 .
We thank you for your participation in our Scholarship Program and wish you the very best in this process.
Southeast Texas Nursery Growers’ Association
The Landscape Design Consultant’s Council of Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. is pleased to announce that the annual William C. Welch Landscape Horticulture
Scholarships will be awarded at the Horticulture Department Spring Awards banquet on April 13, 2013. This year two scholarships will be awarded.
The scholarship competition is open to any undergraduate or graduate student with a specific interest in landscape horticulture. Scholarships are awarded annually from income earned on an
endowment established by the Texas Landscape Design Critics’ Council of Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. Scholarships are funded through an endowment generated by members’
sale of Dr. Welch’s books Perennial Garden Color, Antique Roses for the South, The Southern Heirloom Garden and The Bountiful Flower Garden, as well as gifts from friends and associates of Dr. Welch.
Two $2000 scholarships will be awarded; one to a graduate student and one to an undergraduate student.
In addition to the application form, the applicant should send a one page typewritten essay explaining their interest and career goals in landscape horticulture.
*** Please note the deadline of March 1, 2013 for the applicants to be considered. Submit completed applications to Ms. Katie Marek in HFSB Room 204B.
Great news for all students considering Dr. Gu’s Study Abroad trip to China: the program fee scholarship amount available to students has been doubled, making the program cost (accommodations, in-country travel, and some meals) for students $0 – that’s a great deal!
Students will still be responsible for airfare to China and 1 credit hour of tuition expenses. See all the details and complete the application here.
The Department of Horticultural Sciences seeks students interested in representing the Department as ‘Volunteer Student Ambassadors’ for the spring semester of 2013. In this role, students will gain greater knowledge about the programs available through the Department of Horticultural Sciences as well as the history of the program. Volunteer activities may include providing short tours to visiting groups and representing the Department at recruiting/information booths (ex: Aggieland Saturday).
Interested students should submit a letter of interest via email to email@example.com by January 7th. Volunteers selected will attend an information session where they will learn more about the Department’s programs and history and receive an outline of a sample tour for reference. Each volunteer will likely be needed 2-5 times during the semester.
Message from the Howdy Farm:
We need your help this Saturday from 9-12 in cleaning up a new garden area located behind the Horticulture department. The Howdy Farm recently inherited this space and plans to put in black berries, strawberries, kumkwats, and, of course, a variety of interesting vegetables for the spring, but we need your help to get this space cleaned up and ready for planting.
What: Garden Clean-Up and Pizza Party
When: This Saturday, 9-12
Where: Meet at The Farm
We will be cleaning up the existing beds and amending the soil with organic compost; a layer of cardboard will be installed (for water retention and preventative weed control) followed by a layer of mulch. This is a great opportunity to take a break from studying, get experience in the garden, learn a few sustainable techniques, and spend sometime outside on a beautiful day. There will be FREE PIZZA, friendly people, and good dirty fun.
Meet us at the farm at 9 o’clock on Saturday morning and we will truck it on over to the gardens. See you then!
Thanks and Gig’em,
-The Howdy Farmers
*If you have a horticultural event or opportunity you would like to submit for our ‘Featured’ section, please email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Astrid Volder is the Horticulture faculty member associated with the TAMU Interdisciplinary green roof project. Each semester, up to 5 Horticulture majors undertake HORT 485 directed studies with her and the interdisciplinary team working on constructing and monitoring the green roof on Texas A&M’s campus. Students can sign up for the 485 by contacting Dr. Volder (room 405, email@example.com) and filling out the 485 form provided by Katie Marek, Undergraduate HORT Advisor. The horticulture section has fixed meeting times (Spring 2013: Thursday mornings from 8.30am – 11.30am). Sections run by Atmospheric Sciences and Landscape Architecture (only 5 students each) will likely meet Tuesday mornings or Wednesday afternoons. View the project blog at http://tamugreenroof.wordpress.com .’