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UWRF Students Receive MNLA Scholarships

JAN. 19, 2007--Four students in the horticultural studies program at University of Wisconsin-River Falls recently received scholarships sponsored by the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) Foundation.  Scholarship recipients are Derek Chicos from New Richland, Minn., Kyle Vergin from Berlin, Wis., Nicole Rud from River Falls, and Jessica Pries from Eyota, Minn.

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.

Four MNLA member firms co-sponsored the scholarships for the University of Wisconsin-River Falls students.  Buell's Landscape Center, based in Hastings, sponsored the scholarship for Vergin.  Bailey Nurseries, based in St. Paul, sponsored the scholarship for Rud.  Law's Nursery, based in Hastings, sponsored the scholarship for Chicos.  Linder's Greenhouses Garden Center Flower Marts & Landscaping, based in St. Paul, sponsored the scholarship for Pries.

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 more than 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.


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