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NaturaLawn creates Dan Collins Scholarship Award

April 14, 2020 -  By

NaturaLawn of America developed The Dan Collins Scholarship Award in memory of Dan Collins, a memorable franchise owner who passed away from cancer in 2005.

Collins was a “larger than life” gentleman who always had a funny story to share, an encouraging word for his fellow owners and a big heart for giving his best to help others, according to the company.

In honor of Collins, the NaturaLawn of America franchise system created the scholarship to help students with the cost of their higher education. The scholarship is an essay contest awarding three one-time stipends to the winning students to be used toward their college education. The first-place winner will receive a $4,000 scholarship. Second place will receive $1,000. Third place will receive $500. The award is open to high school seniors or full-time undergrads. To enter, students will be required to submit two essays, along with proof of enrollment in a high school, college or university.

Application submissions to The Dan Collins Scholarship Award (including all essays, letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.) should be postmarked no later than May 15 for this year’s award.

In addition to the completed application and a possible interview with NaturaLawn of America management, the following criteria will be considered during the decision process:

  • The applicant should be a current high school senior or enrolled as a full-time student in a two-year associate degree or four-year bachelor’s degree college/university program.
  • Submission of a transcript showing a high school or current college/university GPA level of at least 2.5.
  • A one-page essay explaining why you should receive this award.
  • A one-page essay recounting how you may use your degree and knowledge gained from your education.
  • Up to three letters of recommendation.
  • Preference may be given to children of NaturaLawn employees.
  • Preference may be given to students enrolled in or with experience in the field of turfgrass management.

The winning students will be notified via email and announced on NaturaLawn of America’s social channels.

To apply, click here.

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