Back to School: Calling All Interns!

August 31, 2009 - 13:12

It's that time of year: GPN and Nexus Greenhouse Corp. are again looking for that one special college student to be the 2010 GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year.

This is the 11th year that GPN and Nexus have partnered to recognize a deserving, exceptional college student who has completed a floriculture-related internship.

The 2010 GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year will receive:

  • A $3,000 check, courtesy of Nexus Greenhouse Corp.
  • His or her photo on the cover of GPN
  • A feature-length profile in the January 2010 issue of GPN
  • An expense-paid trip to OFA Short Course next July in Columbus, Ohio
  • A four-day Short Course registration, compliments of OFA — an Association of Horticulture Professionals

To qualify for this scholarship, the student must:

  • be enrolled in a four-year accredited U.S. college or university during the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 academic years
  • be working on a floriculture-related undergraduate degree
  • have completed a greenhouse internship in 2009

Qualified applicants who would like to be considered for the 2010 GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year Award should submit the following materials:

  • a cover letter requesting consideration for the scholarship, also stating what college or university the student is attending
  • a letter of recommendation on university letterhead from the student's adviser
  • a minimum 1,000-word essay describing the internship including where the student interned, key personnel the student worked with, what his/her responsibilities were and what the student learned during the internship

Once all of the criteria have been met, mail the scholarship applications to:

GPN/Nexus Intern Scholarship

Tim Hodson

3030 W. Salt Creek Lane, Suite 201

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

The deadline for submissions is Oct. 30.

If you have questions about the scholarship, e-mail Tim Hodson at

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