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Two U of M, Crookston Students Awarded MNLA Scholarships
January 17, 2007

Contact: Sue Jacobson, horticulture instructor, 218-281-8118 (sjacobso@umn.edu) Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)


CROOKSTON, Minn. (January 17, 2007) –    
Cayla Wieland, University of Minnesota, Crookston, and Darren Peters, Dakota County Technical College, received a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Hoffman & McNamara Nursery and Landscape and the MNLA Foundation.
Cayla Wieland, University of Minnesota, Crookston, and Darren Peters, Dakota County Technical College, received a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Hoffman & McNamara Nursery and Landscape and the MNLA Foundation.
Two students in the horticultural studies program at University of Minnesota, Crookston recently received scholarships sponsored by the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) Foundation.  Scholarship recipients are Scott Hoffman, Crookston, MN, and Cayla Wieland, East Grand Forks, MN.

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 University of Minnesota, Crookston students.  Landsburg Landscape Nursery, based in Brainerd, sponsored the scholarship for Hoffman.  Hoffman and McNamara, based in Hastings, sponsored the scholarship for Wieland.
Andrew DeSaer, Central Lakes College, and Scott Hoffman, University of Minnesota, Crookston, received a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Landsburg Landscape Nursery and the MNLA Foundation.
Andrew DeSaer, Central Lakes College, and Scott Hoffman, University of Minnesota, Crookston, received a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Landsburg Landscape Nursery and the MNLA Foundation.


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.

To learn more about the horticulture program at UMC, visit www.umcrookston.edu/academics/NatR or contact Judy Baatz at 218-2818128 (baatz@umn.edu).

The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) delivers more than 24 different undergraduate degree programs, including online options, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. UMC is dedicated to helping students and the region aim higher, reach further and dream big dreams. To learn more, visit www.UMCrookston.edu.