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Environmental Horticultural Students Awarded the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship fund


Environmental Horticulture students Raymond Odeh, Shea Keene, and Crystal Jones Conner awarded scholarships by the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Fund. The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Fund was created in 1989 by the Southern Nursery Association (SNA).

Crystal Jones Conner, Shea Alexandria Keene, Raymond Odeh
L to R: Crystal Jones Conner, Shea Alexandria Keene, Raymond Odeh

Scholarship recipients are determined through a competitive application process, administered by a selection committee, based on academics, determination, demonstrated interest in the horticulture industry, and financial need. This year’s recipients were chosen from a very competitive group of applications.

“Congratulations to this exemplary group of students who have excelled academically and demonstrated determination and a passion for horticulture,” said Danny Summers, Executive Vice President of the fund.

“We continue to hear from recipients how important these awards are in reducing their financial stress allowing them the ability to concentrate more on their studies. I am confident each of these students will make an effective and positive contribution to our industry. I look forward to seeing their accomplishments as they complete their studies,” he added.

Created in 1989 by the Southern Nursery Association(SNA), The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is a 501 (c) 3 corporation providing scholarships to students who are residents of the sixteen southeastern states SNA represents – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia – pursuing a career in horticulture. The scholarship is dedicated to one of the most honored horticultural leaders, the late Sidney B. Meadows, a Past President of the Southern Nursery Association, who was an avid supporter of student scholarships and believed that providing aid for students was an important way to ensure the growth and development of all facets of the industry. The fund derives its income from individual and corporate contributions and is governed by the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund board of directors. 

An application for 2018 scholarships is now available online. Those interested in receiving scholarship information or the latest fund news can subscribe to the automated information system on the fund’s website.

For more information on the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund, forward your inquiry to PO Box 801513, Acworth, GA 30101, 678.813.1880info@sbmsef.org or visit www.sbmsef.org.

Learn more about the recipients

Crystal Jones Conner

Shea Keene

Raymond Odeh

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