Jacobsen, a Textron company, awarded scholarships to 27 college students throughout North America. The Jacobsen Turfgrass Scholarship, now in its third year, recognizes college seniors in turfgrass management or related discipline programs.
To qualify, students must submit an application, an essay and a letter of recommendation from a turfgrass professional. This year’s recipients, each awarded a $500 scholarship, represent 20 different colleges and universities across the United States and Canada including Michigan State University, Oregon State University, Texas A&M University and Olds College.
“As turfgrass students and interns, we are so fortunate to have opportunities of financial support from generous scholarship programs like Jacobsen’s,” says Matthew Golson, a senior in Auburn University’s turfgrass management program. “For part-time workers and full-time hopefuls like us, this scholarship brings some peace of mind to turf students while we manage our educational and vocational experiences and work hard to make ends meet.”
Jacobsen supports industry education through the Jacobsen Turfgrass Scholarship program, the Future Turf Managers Program, Jacobsen University and by donating equipment and resources to several turfgrass programs throughout the United States.
“At Jacobsen, we take great pride in the turf industry and are committed to supporting turf managers at all levels,” says David Withers, president of Jacobsen. “Awarding scholarships to these deserving students is one way we are able to reward their current success and invest in the future of this industry.”