The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Fund has announced the
names of twelve students from eight southeastern universities chosen to receive
academic scholarships this year. The $1,500 awards, totaling $18,000, were
Jared Barnes – North
Carolina State University
Jamie Felipe – Auburn University
Lauren Gragg – North Carolina State University
Laura Kaderabek – North Carolina State University
Daniel Leonard – University of Florida at Milton (Dr. James & Faye Foret Scholarship)
Julienne NeSmith – University of Florida
David Roberts – North Carolina State University (Robert L. VanLandingham
James Rockwell – Virginia Tech (Art & Millie Lancaster
Andrew Scruggs – North Carolina State University
Kimberly Shearer - North Carolina State University
Kevin Trostel – Middle Tennessee State University
Sanford Wooten – North Carolina State University
recipients are determined through a competitive application process,
administered by a selection committee, based on academics, determination, demonstrated
interest in the horticulture industry, and financial need. This year’s
recipients were chosen from a pool of nearly 30 well-qualified applicants.
to this exemplary group of students who have excelled academically and
demonstrated determination and a passion for horticulture,” said Danny Summers,
Executive Vice President of the fund. “These
scholarship awards will help lighten their financial load as they pursue their
careers and I am confident each of these students will make an effective and
positive contribution to our industry. I look forward to seeing their
accomplishments as they complete their studies,” he added.
date, a total of $437,500 has been awarded since the fund was established. The
fund’s current assets are now more than $800,000. Seven named funds have been
pledged: the Carolina Weed Science Fund, the Dr. James & Faye Foret Fund, the
Richard J. “Dick” Hackney Fund, Sr. Fund, the Lee C. Howell Fund, the Arthur A.
“Buck” Jones Fund, the Art & Millie Lancaster Fund, and the Robert L.
VanLandingham Fund. The financial support
offered by the fund has allowed many students the opportunity to begin or
continue to work toward their educational goals.
in 1989 by the Southern Nursery Association (SNA), The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship
Endowment Fund is a 501 (c) 3 corporation providing scholarships to students in
sixteen southeastern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia – pursuing a career
in horticulture. The scholarship is dedicated to one of the most honored
horticultural leaders, the late Sidney B. Meadows, who was an avid supporter of
student scholarships and believed that providing aid for students was an
important way to ensure the growth and development of all facets of the
derives its income from individual and corporate contributions and is governed
by the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund board of directors.
Applications for 2014
scholarships will be available on the fund’s website (www.sbmsef.org) in early
January. Those interested in receiving scholarship information or the latest
fund news can subscribe to the automated information system on the fund’s
More information on
the 2013 scholarship recipients can be found at www.sbmsef.org.
For more information on the
Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund forward your inquiry to PO Box 801513,
Acworth, GA 30101, 678.813.1880, firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.sbmsef.org.