Each year the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) scholarship committee awards monetary scholarships to students in horticulture or related fields. Applicants must be at least in their first year of college or may be recently graduated from high school. The top recipient will also have the opportunity to attend the School of Grounds Management Annual Conference and GIE+EXPO in Louisville in the fall. PGMS will pay for the scholarship recipient’s conference registration and a travel allowance.

“The scholarship program is a wonderful way to recognize interns that work for you or college students you meet in the industry,” said Scholarship Committee Chairman, Kent Bagnell.

PGMS wishes the recipients well in the future and hopes the scholarship will open doors to additional opportunities in their pursuit of being a green industry professional.

PGMS announced seven green industry students as the 2019 collegiate scholarship recipients:

 

CAITLIN CARLSON
Landscape Horticulture
$3,000
Caitlin is a Landscape Horticulture major at Kansas State University. Her career goal is to become an Account Manager for a landscape maintenance company.

 

JUSTIN WIGDAHL
Horticulture
$3,000
Justin is a Horticulture major focusing on Landscape Design, Installation, and Management at Iowa State University. His career goal is to be a landscape designer.

 

SYLVAN PRICHETT
Masters of Forestry
$1,000
Sylvan is a Master of Forestry/ Urban Forestry major at Oregon State University. His career goal is to do landscape management and urban forestry.

 

LEANDRO BRAGA
Natural Resources and Environmental Science
$1,000
Leandro is a Natural Resources and Environmental Science major with a possible double major in Horticulture at University of Kentucky. His life goal is to design permaculture landscapes in urban areas.

 

BARBARA HATCHEL
Horticulture/ Turfgrass Management
$1,000
Barbara is a Horticulture/Turfgrass Management major at Texas Tech University. Her career goal is to go to either a city or school district to help educate on the how to’s of growing things, but to also educate on sustainability.

 

ALEX BACH
Horticulture
$500
Alex is a Horticulture major with an emphasis on Golf and Sports Turf Management at Kansas State University. His career goal is to work for a large company to help turf managers with questions they may come across and cannot answer themselves (consulting).

 

MIAH HOWE
Horticulture
$500
Miah is a Horticulture major at Kansas State University. Her career goal is to become a Field Manager.