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Two UMC Students Receive MNLA Scholarships
January 31, 2006

Two students in the horticultural studies program at University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) recently received scholarships sponsored by the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) Foundation. Scholarship recipients are Earl Evans, Crookston, MN, and Dan Williams, Thompson, ND.

The MNLA scholarship program recognizes superior students enrolled in horticultural, nursery or landscape studies programs at several area colleges and universities. The scholarships are designed by MNLA and its member companies to help grow future leaders in the nursery and landscape industry.

Two MNLA member firms co-sponsored the scholarships for the UMC students. Landsburg Landscape Nursery, based in Brainerd, sponsored the scholarship for Williams. Hoffman and McNamara, based in Hastings, sponsored the scholarship for Evans.

To be eligible for an MNLA scholarship, applicants must possess a “C” grade average or better, present letters of recommendation from instructors and employers, and submit an essay stating their career goals and objectives.

The Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association is the state’s largest green industry trade association with over 1,500 member companies. Members include nurseries, garden centers, landscape contractors, landscape designers, irrigation contractors, commercial flower growers, tree care specialists, professional gardening services, and turf and landscape management professionals.