Nurturing the Seeds for a Healthy Future

August 21, 2003 - 12:59

If you had a great intern this summer -- one you think
worthy of notice -- listen up. GPN and Nexus have the perfect way to
reward that hard-working up-and-comer.

Applications for the 5th Annual GPN/Nexus Intern Scholarship
are being accepted now through October 15, 2003. The winner will appear on the
cover of GPN’s January 2004 issue as well as in a feature article about
them and their experiences as an intern. Along with the publicity, your intern
will probably be interested in the scholarship check for $3,000.

To be considered, applicants must meet the following
requirements: enrollment in a 4-year, accredited university during the
2002-2003 and 2003-2004 school years; working on an undergraduate degree in a
branch of floriculture; and internship in a greenhouse during the summer of
2003. Applicants who meet these requirements should send a cover letter
requesting consideration for the scholarship and telling what university they
attend; a letter from their academic advisor recommending the applicant and attesting
to enrollment; and a minimum 1,000-word essay that describes their intern
experience, including who they interned for and what their responsibilities
were. Essays will be judged by a panel of industry experts on the quality of
the experience, knowledge gained and the applicant’s ability to describe
the experience. All applications should be mailed to:

GPN/Nexus Intern Scholarship

c/o Bridget White

380 E. Northwest Hwy.

Suite 200

Des Plaines, IL 60016

Applications must be postmarked by October 15, 2003 to be
considered. For further information, contact Bridget White at (847) 391-1004 or
bwhite@sgcmail.com.

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