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Bayer CropScience Accepting Applications for the Second Annual Plant Health Scholarship Program
Two superintendents will each be awarded $2,500 to advance education in plant health
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (August 28, 2014) — To further advance plant health research and education in the turf care industry,Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, today announced the application opening for the second annual Healthy Turf, Healthy Tomorrow Plant Health Scholarship. Two superintendent applicants will each receive a $2,500 scholarship to continue their education in the area of plant health as part of the Healthy Turf, Healthy Tomorrow program Bayer developed in collaboration with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America’s (GCSAA’s) Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG).
“We are excited to support superintendents who value continuing education and are helping to lead the way to a healthier, more sustainable future,” said David Wells, golf business manager for Bayer’s professional turf and ornamentals (T&O) business. “The Plant Health Scholarship program aims to empower superintendents with the tools they need to further plant health on their courses and share practices and insights that will help promote a better future for the T&O industry.”
Superintendents may apply for the Plant Health Scholarships now through October 10. Scholarship recipients may use the award to attend local, regional or national educational conferences, or to enroll in continuing education programs at an institution of higher learning. To apply, superintendents can visit the application page at www.backedbybayer.com/healthy-turf. Applicants must be employed as a golf course superintendent, and must also be a Class A or superintendent member (SM) of GCSAA and be enrolled in My Bayer Rewards customer loyalty program. Applicants must also be employed within the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii.