NYSTA Scholarship Information
1. General Requirements
a. The candidate must be a member of the New York State Turfgrass Association.
b. The candidate must be currently enrolled, and enrolled for the coming semester as a sophomore, junior, or senior, at a four-year college or university, or a second-year student at a two-year college. In either case, the candidate must be working towards a degree in turfgrass science or a closely-related curriculum (i.e. landscape design, landscape construction, landscape maintenance, agricultural engineering, soil science, pathology/horticultural science) where the applicant has taken all relevant turfgrass management courses, as demonstrated by the applicant’s transcript.
Preference will be given to students attending a school within New York State, although this is not a requirement. Applicants are required to have a Professor from their turf-related curriculum complete the enclosed NYSTA Scholarship Applicant Evaluation Form by Professor.
2. The following must be postmarked by September 30:
a. Application Form
b. College Transcript
c. Letter of recommendation from a current or former employer (The employer can be in any line of work, as we are looking at the applicant’s general work record and work ethic.)
d. Applicant Evaluation Form by Professor
e. A one-page statement from the applicant identifying the college or university he or she is enrolled in, the course of study they are pursuing and their career objectives
3. Applications must be postmarked by September 30, and sent to:
New York State Turfgrass Association
PO Box 612
Latham, New York 12110
Phone (518) 783-1229
Fax (518) 783-1258
The recipients will be informed by October 21, and will be invited to the awards presentation which will take place at the Turf & Grounds Exposition. A check will be forwarded directly to the college or university at which the recipient is continuing his/her education.