The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) announced five collegiate winners of its 2010 PGMS Scholarship.


First place went to MacKenzie Patrick of Penn State University in State College, Pa. who will receive $2,000. Following closely behind were Susannah Horton of Clemson University in South Carolina who will receive $1,500 and Matthew Luks of Sand Hills Community College in Pinehurst, N.C. who will receive $1,000. Fourth place went to Matt Stead of the University of Delaware in Newark who will receive $750 and fifth place went to Agustin Magana of Fullerton College in Fullerton, Calif. who will receive $750.


Each year the PGMS scholarship committee awards monetary scholarships to students in horticulture or related fields. The awards committee looks for students who have solid grades and past or current employment in the green industry, involvement in the industry with apprentice or professional organizations as well as civic projects and outreach programs. The committee also looks for any personal development classes and involvement in sports or clubs. “The scholarship program is a wonderful way to recognize interns that work for you or college students you meet in the industry,” said PGMS Executive Director Tom Shaner. To read more about this year’s award winners visit http://www.pgms.org/2010ScholarshipWinners.htm.