Friday, January 25, 2013

Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarships

Applying for the Scholarships:

Our own Department Head, Dr. Dan Lineberger, received one of these scholarships in 1970!

     Each year, scholarships are awarded by the Foundation to undergraduate students specializing in some phase of FLORICULTURE. The object of the awards is to encourage good students to enter the domestic floriculture field; therefore, applicants should intend to work in some phase of COMMERCIAL FLORICULTURE in the United States after graduation.
    The definition of Floriculture is: The cultivation of flowers, especially to be cut and sold, including flowering plants and foliage plants, cut flowers, greens, bedding plants (annual and perennial) and hanging baskets.
    To be eligible, applicants must attend their present institution or another providing accredited floriculture course work during the next academic school year. Since specialization might not occur until later in four-year schools, preferences will be given to upper division applicants.
       In evaluating each candidate, grades are important.  However, other factors are considered such as need, work status, character, and intent. The application, letters of recommendation and transcripts must be received no later than March 30 in order to be eligible for consideration.
     Applicants will be notified of the final outcome of award selection in May to provide ample time to complete financial arrangements for the next academic school year.

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