Deadline Extended to May 15!
The deadline for applying for the 2021 TPF Member Scholarship has been extended to May 15, so there’s still time for a student you know to apply or for you to nominate a deserving student! One award of $1,000 will be given annually.
Who Can Apply?
- TPF Members;
- A member’s child or grandchild;
- A member’s employee or employee’s child, when nominated by an eligible TPF member.
Eligibility to Apply or Nominate a Student:
The applicant (or the company for which the applicant works) must have been a TPF member for at least the previous three consecutive years.
What Makes this Scholarship Unique?
“In our early discussions, it became clear that most of the formation committee members knew students who really needed financial help but didn’t fit the usual parameters for scholarships,” explained TPF executive director Betsy McGill. “So we created something that would also be accessible to non-traditional students returning to college; students with promise whose GPAs might not meet the usual college-bound criteria; and students interested in technical, hands-on areas of study. This includes non-traditional and returning students.” While students in turf and/or agriculture programs may be given additional consideration, students in any field of study who meet the program requirements may apply.
Another unique feature? Students can skip the written essay portion and submit a 1-3 minute video instead. “It’s a great way for a student to express themselves and explain how the scholarship could help them reach their goals,” said McGill.
How to Apply or Sponsor an Applicant
Guidelines and the Application Packet can be found online at www.floridaturf.com/scholarship.) Applicants should complete the packet and mail or email it no later than May 15, 2021 (return instructions are outlined on the application). If you are sponsoring an applicant, you should complete and either mail or email the Member-Sponsor Nomination Form to TPF prior to the deadline.
The 2021 Scholarship Selection Committee will review applications in late May to make an award. Funds are paid directly to the student in August with proof of enrollment.