TAG: scholarship

Companies in the News: Scholarship honors Gachina; Central Turf, Ruppert and Green Lawn open new facilities

March 16, 2016By

GROW Organization, a public charity in Silicon Valley, will fund a $1,500 JobTrain internship in honor of John Gachina, the founder of Gachina Landscape Management, according to the Mercury News. Gachina died in December. The new GROW internship program will provide one qualified JobTrain applicant the opportunity to work 100 hours in a designated field. To honor John Gachina’s memory, his family asked that contributions be made to... read more

TaskEasy offers scholarships for green industry members and their children

September 14, 2015By

TaskEasy, an online, on-demand lawn maintenance and snow removal service, is offering five $1,000 scholarships to U.S. students, including three designated for the children of landscape industry members or students that are already members of the landscape industry. The scholarships will go to students who possess an entrepreneurial spirit and who aspire to change the future, according to the company.... read more

2015 PLANET SCD to descend on NCSU March 12–15

January 29, 2015By

Registration is open for landscaping companies to attend Student Career Days (SCD), scheduled for March 12–15 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. Hosted by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), SCD brings together approximately 850 horticulture and landscape students from more than 65 schools to test their skills in real-world, competitive events and to interview with companies at the... read more

Doosan, Bobcat donate $3 million to NDSU

January 16, 2015By

Doosan Corp. and Bobcat Co. helped fund a $4.5 million donation toward a scholarship endowment at North Dakota State University (NDSU), the single largest gift to establish an endowment in NDSU history. The companies donated $3 million to NDSU to create a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) scholarship program. The state of North Dakota partly matched the donation, adding... read more

PLANET AEF promotes landscape industry careers

July 7, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) expanded its mission statement and joined a public awareness campaign to attract people into a career in the landscape and lawn care industry. As part of the new mission, “to attract, inspire, and support the education and advancement of landscape professionals who create and manage healthy green spaces for the benefit of society,” PLANET... read more

Proven Winners launches scholarship program

June 20, 2014By

Proven Winners wants to support college students by introducing a $15,000 scholarship program. This program, launching this year, will award scholarships in three areas: The Proven Winners Innovations in Plant Breeding Scholarship ($5,000); The Proven Winners Innovations in Horticultural Marketing Scholarship ($5,000); and The Proven Winners Grower Excellence Scholarship ($5,000). Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in a four-year university and... read more