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HRI awards scholarships, receives donation

December 4, 2012 -  By
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WASHINGTON—The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) recently awarded several scholarships to deserving students. Founded in 1962, HRI has directed more than $5.8 million of industry funds to research projects covering the full range of production, environmental and business issues important to the Green Industry. In 2012 alone, it has distributed $282,500 in grants and scholarships.

In addition, this year the Peter Orum Family, Midwest Groundcovers and Midwest Trading Horticultural Supplies donated $250,000 to HRI to establish the Orum-Midwest Research Fund.

Recently awarded HRI scholarships include:

Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship (Bigelow Nurseries): $3,000 to Renee LaGue, Conway School of Landscape Design.

Muggets Scholarship: $2,500 to Justin Menke, University of Kentucky.

Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarships (in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show, or MANTS): $2,000 each to Leah Comerci, West Virginia University, and Stephanie Marino, University of Maryland.

Spring Meadow Nursery Scholarship: $2,000 to Allison Jones, Michigan State University

LM Staff

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