A scholarship for a studious (turf) student

A scholarship for a studious (turf) student

Application period for the 2020 Stanley Zontek Memorial Scholarship open until Monday, April 13.

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February 7, 2020

Golf Course Industry, and its parent company, GIE Media, the leading media company serving the lawn and landscape, golf course, nursery, greenhouse and garden center markets, is again supporting a scholarship for an outstanding student focused on leading the golf industry. 
 
GIE Media is giving away the $2,500 Stanley Zontek Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, an unrestricted grant, supports a turf student with a passion for the game. Selection criteria include academic performance, advisor/superintendent recommendations and an essay about why the student is passionate about a career as a superintendent.
 
The award honors Stanley J. Zontek, the former director of the USGA Green Section’s Mid-Atlantic Region. Zontek died after suffering a heart attack at age 63 in 2012. Zontek, who joined the USGA in 1971, was the organization’s longest-tenured employee at the time of his death.
 
Penn State student Billy Covert received the 2019 Zontek Award
 
CLICK HERE to download the 2020 application. Please print off and fill out the form completely, then mail it to Guy Cipriano, Golf Course Industry, 5811 Canal Rd., Valley View, OH 44125. Deadline to apply is Monday, April 13, 2020. 
 
To be eligible for an academic scholarship, you must be enrolled at a recognized two- or four-year college or university working toward a degree in turfgrass science, horticulture, environmental science or other field related to a segment of the green industry.