Arborjet awards scholarships

November 9, 2015 -  By

ArborjetArborjet, a manufacturer of tree injection products, named the 10 recipients of its Taking Root Scholarships, which has collectively awarded $20,000 in two years.

Each graduating high school senior selected won a $1,000 scholarship to pursue full-time studies in forestry, plant sciences, horticulture, entomology, environmental science or a related major at an accredited two- or four-year college.

“We are delighted to welcome these talented young people to the tree and plant health care industry,” said Russ Davis, president and COO of Arborjet. “Each of them displays optimism, inspiration and a capacity for hard work, and by helping them to further their studies, we are confident we’re placing the future of our industry in excellent hands.”

This year’s Arborjet Taking Root Scholarship winners are:

  • Nicole Blandin of Prospect, Ky., attends St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana and is majoring in Biology;
  • Kayla Broster of Mount Carmel, Ill., attends Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., and is majoring in Crop and Soil Sciences;
  • Emily MacDonald of Brockton, Mass., attends Unity College in Unity, Maine, and is majoring in Earth & Environmental Sciences;
  • Fauna Mahootian of Brooklyn, N.Y., attends the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., and plans to major in Environmental Sciences;
  • Matthew Ramirez of Alta Loma, Calif., attends Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., and will major in Environmental Sciences.
  • Jessica Robyns of Marquette, Mich., attends Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., and will major in Environmental Studies.
  • Shirsha Sengupta of Sacramento, Calif., attends California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and plans to major in Environmental Sciences.
  • Michael Shanahan of Pittsford, N.Y., attends Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and will major in Environmental Science.
  • Michael Tilton of Boxford, Mass., attends University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, Mass., and is majoring in Arboriculture.
  • Samantha Woog of Rochester, Minn., attends Duke University in Durham, N.C., and will major in Environmental Sciences.
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