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TWIP: The Week in Preview

October 22 - 26, 2018






Enrollment for spring 2019 begins today, Monday, October 22. Advisors will post enrollment appointment meeting dates, so be looking for this from your academic advisor. You cannot enroll until you meet with your advisor, a HOLD is on your KSIS account. To determine your enrollment day, go to KSIS, your Student Center, your enrollment time is listed on the lower right portion of that column of information. Questions? Visit with your academic advisor.
Friday, October 26th is the Last day to drop a regular session course. Visit with your academic advisor if you think you should drop a course, better to have a "W" versus an "F."

Scholarship Opportunities

Contact Dr. Lavis with questions regarding scholarships: clavis@ksu.edu

Kansas Nursery & Landscape Association Scholarship: A $500 scholarship will be awarded to one/two students who are enrolled in a Horticulture Program at a Kansas university or community college. The Scholarship will be presented during the KNLA Business Meeting at the WESTERN Trade Show in January 2019. Application Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018. Request and application from clavis@ksu.edu
The National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation Scholarship: Who should apply? Any member of the K-State Landscape Contracting Team participating next March at CSU, you don't have to compete but you do need to be a team member. Completed application packets are due November 2, 2018. Scholarships are awarded in the following categories on an annual basis, in March, at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition. Scholarships are awarded at these possible levels: President's Scholarship - $3000. Platinum Ambassador Scholarships - $2000+ each Ambassador Scholarships - $1000+ each. Questions: contact Dr. Lavis: clavis@ksu.edu Typically K-State students are awarded between 3-6 scholarships each year, on average. Application details can be found at: https://www.landscapeprofessionals.org/nalp/membership/students-faculty-scholarships.aspx
The Association of Garden Communicators, GWA Foundation general scholarship grants are provided for college-level juniors or seniors and graduate students enrolled full-time in a full time course of study majoring in Horticulture, Plant Science or Journalism, with an interest in garden communications, including garden photography. General scholarships are given annually and vary in number (2-9) and amount ($500-$1,000) depending on the earnings of the scholarship endowment. It is beneficial for horticulture or plant science majors to have taken courses in journalism and vice-versa, although exceptions will be made. K-State Horticulture students have won these scholarships both in the photographic category and writing, often students have used a writing assignment from a class project. Visit with Dr. Lavis about these details. clavis@ksu.edu Deadline Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Application details:
The Heart of America GCSA Scholarship offers educational aid to deserving students in the turfgrass program at an accredited college or university in Kansas or Missouri. Applicants will be judged based on their academic achievements, employment history/ potential in the industry, leadership, and the content and composition of their scholarship application as determined by the Scholarship and Research Committee. Please contact Dr. Lavis (clavis@ksu.edu) for an application. The application must be thoroughly completed with all requested requirements fulfilled to be considered. Must carry a 2.75GPA or higher for consideration. Return completed application (current transcript and three recommendation letters***) by October 31, 2018.
The Davey Tree Expert Company is offering their annual Davey Foundation Arbor $1000.00 Grant: To provide financial assistance to students enrolled in colleges and universities in any of the fields related to the "Green Industry". Such as: urban forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, landscape, turf science, forestry, etc.
Requirements: 1. Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate at a selected technical school, college or university. Previous grant recipients may apply again. 2. Recommendations of their instructor and financial need will be major considerations. Contact clavis@ksu.edu for an application. Deadline for submission of application is Friday October 26, 2018.

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Employment Opportunities

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Contact Information

Cathie Lavis - Associate Professor
Kansas State University
Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources
3736 Throckmorton Plant Science Center
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-1433 FAX: 785-532-6949