Charlotte, NC - August 7, 2012 - Jacobsen, a manufacturer of high-quality turf equipment, recently awarded over 30 college students in turfgrass management programs with $500 scholarships. Recipients were notified by Jacobsen on July 1, 2012.
Candidates from across the United States and Canada submitted essays and professor recommendations for consideration. The final list included students from 23 different schools, including large universities like The Ohio State University, Colorado State University and Kansas State University to smaller schools like Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Georgia and Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia, Canada. Review the full list of turfgrass scholarship recipients.
"Your scholarship contribution is helping me make my goals more achievable," said Darrell Michael, rising senior at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. "Going into my last year at college, I will be able to finish off my college career on the right foot."
The scholarships are just one of the many ways Jacobsen supports industry education. Since the 1980s, Jacobsen has been hosting the Future Turf Managers' program, an annual educational event for newly-graduated college seniors in several of the world's top turfgrass programs.
Jacobsen also supports continuing turfgrass education through Jacobsen University, an in-house educational facility that provides hands-on training for turf students, superintendents, technicians and sales representatives. Nearly 150 attendees will train at Jacobsen University in 2012.
In addition, Jacobsen donates equipment and resources to several turfgrass programs around the country, including The Ohio State University's Turfgrass Science Program and Florida Gateway College.
"These young men and women represent the future of our industry and it is critical that we support these students along the way," said David Withers, President of Jacobsen. "Awarding scholarships is just one of the ways Jacobsen invests in the industry that has supported our company for so many years."
Jacobsen is a Textron (NYSE: TXT) Company.
With over 90 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry, Jacobsen has built a legacy of precision craftsmanship, legendary quality of cut and unmatched expertise. Dedicated solely to delivering perfectly groomed turf, Jacobsen equipment is used on some of the finest golf courses, sports fields and other formal turf areas across the United States and the world, through an extensive distribution network and the international Ransomes brand. Additional information about the company can be found at www.jacobsen.com.
About Textron Inc.
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Darrell Michael, rising senior at University of Nebraska, Lincoln is among the turfgrass students to receive a $500 scholarship from Jacobsen. Darrell is seen here at Silver Springs Country Club in Ridgefield, CT, where he is currently serving as an intern.