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US: Shinoda trustees award nearly $19,000 in scholarships
“These students represent horticulture’s best and brightest,” said Bob Otsuka, president of the Foundation. “It’s our industry’s duty to grow our future, and we’re proud to play a small role.”
Students from horticulture programs across the nation can apply for the scholarships, with awards bestowed based on carefully reviewed criteria including academics, work experience, career goals, extracurricular activities and need.
2016-17 Shinoda Foundation Scholarship winners include:
Lauren Behrmann, Senior, Texas Tech University, $1,200
Erin Hsu, Junior, University of California, Davis, $3,500
Mary Lewis, Senior, University of Georgia, $1,200
Jaclyn Nelson, Junior, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, $2,500
Gage Willey, Junior, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, $2,500
In addition, Gage Willey received the California Floral Council Scholarship, eligible only to applicants residing in California, in the amount of $1,000.
Since 1965, The Shinoda Foundation has awarded more than $826,250 in scholarships to 673 students.
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