“By recognizing the best horticulture students in the nation, we’re paying it forward for the industry,” said Bob Otsuka, president of the Foundation. “Anything we can do to help secure the industry’s future success is our privilege.”
Since 1965, the Shinoda Foundation has awarded more than $790,000 in scholarships to 660 students.
The scholarships annually recognize horticulture’s best and brightest, selecting recipients after a rigorous review of career goals, academics, work experience, extracurricular activities and need. This year the Board of Trustees awarded eight scholarships totalling $13,500, plus grants totalling $1,350 to the winners’ colleges and universities, for a grand total of $14,850.
2014-15 recipients of the Shinoda Foundation Scholarships include:
- Bay Boysen, Junior, $750, Iowa State University
- Christina Hayward, Senior, $1,000, Texas A&M University
- Joshua Henry, Senior, $2,000, The Ohio State University
- Victoria Housewright, Senior, $1,500, University of Minnesota
- Melinda Knuth, Junior, $750, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
- Amy Miller, Senior, The Ohio State University, $5,000
- Kristin Potter, Senior, $1,000, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
- James Rockwell, Senior, $1,500, Virginia Tech
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