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Horticulture and Natural Resources

TWIP: The Week in Preview

March 12 - 16, 2018



SPRING BREAK—March 19-23—Have fun, be safe and return to campus ready to finish your Spring 2018 Semester successfully.


Fall enrollment begins Monday, March 26. Check your KSIS to determine your scheduled enrollment date. You must meet with your academic advisor before you can enroll. Your advisor will be contacting you to schedule an appointment; they also may post a sign-up outside their office door.

March 26--Last day to drop a regular session course.

Scholarship Opportunities

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

KGCSA Cliff Dipman Internship Award: The KGCSA Cliff Dipman Internship Award consists of two $2,000 awards to Kansas State University students working at a golf course whose superintendent is a member of the KGCSA. One will be directed to a student doing an internship at a 9-hole golf course, and one doing an internship at an 18-hole facility. Applications will be reviewed by the KGCSA Board of Directors. All decisions of the committee will be final. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 30 of the year submitted.


• Must already be enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate turfgrass program at Kansas State University.
• Must intend to complete a 3- or 6-month internship at a golf course in the state of Kansas whose superintendent is a member of the KGCSA.
• One award will be available for a 9-hole intern and one for an 18-hole intern.
• Return completed application to: KGCSA Awards Program, 1712 Claflin, 2021 Throckmorton, Manhattan, KS 66506 or cdipman@ksu.edu by March 30, 2018.
• Applications can be downloaded from www.kcgsa.org About the Namesake: Cliff Dipman was the Golf Course Superintendent at Manhattan Country Club for 31 years. He has served as a mentor to countless students who have become successful golf course superintendents in Kansas and across the United States. Year after year, Cliff recognized the importance of the internship in complementing academics.

Topeka Daylily Club Scholarships for Fall 2018: The Topeka Daylily Club is pleased to offer two scholarships to any full-time students who have completed at least one year in any Kansas college or university. Each scholarship is for $500.00, payable to the university in the recipient's name for academic pursuits. One scholarship is for a student majoring in horticulture and the other scholarship is open to any student seeking a degree in any field. Contact Dr. Lavis: clavis@ksu.edu for an application.

Shinoda Foundation Scholarship: Each year, scholarships are awarded by the Foundation to undergraduate students specializing in some phase of FLORICULTURE. The object of the awards is to encourage good students to enter the domestic floriculture field; therefore, applicants should intend to work in some phase of COMMERCIAL FLORICULTURE in the United States after graduation. You must be able to answer "Yes" to the following questions: Are you an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university in the United States? Will you be a sophomore, junior, or senior for the next academic year? Are you majoring in a degree program related to the field of floriculture (production, distribution, research, or retail)? Do you intend to work in some phase of commercial floriculture in the United States after graduation? http://www.shinodascholarship.org/scholarships/ All applications must be completed and at the address above by March 30, 2018 to be eligible for consideration.

Internship Opportunities

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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