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SHAP Scholarship

Scott Brown Memorial Scholarship

The SHAP Scholarship Committee awards the 2016 Scott Brown Memorial Scholarship to Mr. Robert Hricko and Ms. Nettie Baugher. 

~Announcement 2017~

The State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania (SHAP) announces the availability of a scholarship(s) for the 2017-2018 academic year for students who intend to pursue careers in the Pennsylvania fruit industry. The scholarship is named in memory of Scott Brown, a fruit grower who was known for his encouragement and leadership in the fruit industry and his own community. Scott was an active member of the Research and Endowment Fund committees of SHAP and past president of the York Fruit Growers Association.

The total number and amount of the scholarship(s) awarded will be determined at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee, based upon available funding, with a minimum of $1000 and up to 3 scholarships to be awarded. Scholarship applicants must maintain full time enrollment in an undergraduate program at a university, college, community college or trade or technical school. Scholarships are open to high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a degree program. Applicants will be judged on their academic performance record, community and civic involvements, leadership, and vision for their contribution to the Pennsylvania fruit industry. The award is not based on need.

To receive more information or an application, contact State Horticultural Society of Pennsylvania, Maureen Irvin, Executive Secretary, 480 Mountain Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353; phone (717) 677-4184; or email shap@embarqmail.com. An application is linked below.  Applications should be postmarked by April 15, 2017.

The recipients will be notified of selection by May 15, 2017.

SHAP invites individuals, companies and organizations to contribute to the scholarship fund. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sidney Kuhn, Committee Chair at (717) 334-2722 or Maureen Irvin, Executive Secretary at (717) 677-4184.

Download a SHAP Scholarship Application (PDF: 56KB)