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TWIP: The Week in Preview

January 24-30, 2022 | First Edition of Spring 2022

From Dr. Keeley:

Greetings! It certainly is odd to not have Dr. Lavis sending out TWIP. She served us all in so many ways, of which compiling and sending out TWIP was just one. We wish her all the best in her retirement. I’ll be taking over the job on an interim basis, until we have our new Academic Coordinator (or whatever we end up calling the position) in place. This won’t be as polished as Dr. Lavis’s TWIP’s, at least at first, but the information will be there for you, to help you know about job opportunities, internships, scholarships, and more! Items that are newly posted in this TWIP are designated by “NEW:” (creative, huh?) Items for TWIP should be sent to me at skeeley@ksu.edu. Dr. Lavis always sent TWIP out on Monday morning, and I hesitate to break with tradition, but since I don’t get up as early as her (who does?!) I may send them out on Sunday afternoons OR Monday mornings. It’ll keep you on your toes. Have a great week! Best, Dr. Keeley 


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ATTENTION ALL GRADUATING SENIORS! Do you want to make a lasting impression of your time here at K-State? The KSU Horticulture Club is offering engraved pavers for just $35. The pavers will be placed in the walkway of the patio, built by horticulture students, located on the south front entrance of Throckmorton and will contain your name and graduation year. Prices increase to $60 once you become alumni, so act now! For questions and forms please contact Megan Nelson via email at mgnelson@ksu.edu.

Scholarship Opportunities

Contact Dr. Williams with questions regarding scholarships.

In the past, if you used the excuse-“I don’t have time to apply for a scholarship, now you probably do have more time, take a look at the following and consider applying, now!

NEW: LaFetra Scholarship (Irrigation Association): Best candidates will have had HORT 550. Students studying at two- and four-year institutions are encouraged to apply for the Anthony W. “Tony” LaFetra Scholarship Program, which will award scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500! Applications are due by Feb. 15, and applicants will be notified of their status by April 1. The Anthony W. “Tony” LaFetra Scholarship Program, honoring Rain Bird’s late president and CEO, provides meaningful financial support for worthy candidates pursuing irrigation-related degrees. Scholarships are awarded based on the student’s letter of intent, financial need, reference letters, resume and list of irrigation-related courses taken or enrolled in. Here’s the application. 

The Kansas Garden Club is once again offering a $2000. scholarship to a worthy and passionate horticultural student. You apply to the Kansas and they send the winner’s name and information forward as a possible National Garden Club winner, this award is $4000. But, you must be nominated by a state club to advance to the National. This is a link to scholarship website - https://gardenclub.org/college-scholarships the deadline for the application is February 1 and to be sent to Debra McDaniel: Kansas Scholarship Chair: 7412 Nall Ave, Prairie Village, KS 66208. 

The Irrigation Association Scholarship is now available for application, due Feb 15, 2022. Best candidates will have had HORT 550. https://www.irrigation.org/IA/Workforce_Development/Scholarship_Program/Scholarship_Application/IA/Workforce_Development/Scholarship_Program/Scholarship-Application.aspx?hkey=da2b19ab-f1c1-4ecd-a9cf-5ff75092a6a9 

Internship Opportunities

View all Internship Opportunities in the full TWIP Weekly Newsletter (pdf).

Employment Opportunities

View all Employment Opportunities in the full TWIP Weekly Newsletter (pdf).

Contact Us

Dr. Steve Keeley

Department Head

Kansas State University
Horticulture & Natural Resources
3736 Throckmorton PSC
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: +1-785-532-1433
Fx: +1-785-532-6949