Sidney B. Meadows 
Scholarship Endowment Fund

Providing Scholarships
to Students in Sixteen 
Southeastern States
Pursuing a Career 
in Horticulture
Twelve students from nine universities have been chosen to receive awards this year. See Awards for more...

"Investing in our students is the best investment we can make in our future."  

  Sidney B. Meadows

UPDATE: 2023 Award Level Announced
The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund Board of Directors announced the 2023 scholarships will again be set at $2,000 each. In addition, the Fund is projecting to award up to 12 applications for a total award amount to reach as much as $24,000. This is the second year awards have been set at $2,000. Students are encouraged to check eligibility requirements and apply. See links in left column for details.

SBMSEF & HRI Offer Joint Applications
The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund and the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), two leading scholarship granting foundations in the green industry, announced their collaboration in creating a common application form for their respective scholarship programs. This partnership will make it easier for students to apply for multiple scholarship programs at once and mitigate the time-consuming application process.

CLICK HERE to see all the details.

2023 Applications Now Open - Apply Today!

2022: $26,000 Awarded to Thirteen Students
The 2022 Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Awards are announced and with these awards, the Fund is reaching higher. First is our increase in our award amount, from $1,500 to $2,000 to each recipient. Next is the number of awards increasing from 12 in previous years to now 13 and finally, with this year’s total awards of $26,000, the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund has now awarded a total of $602,000 to students since it was founded in 1989. 

CLICK HERE to see all the details, names of the 2022 recipients and more.

New for 2022, we are RAISING Awards to $2,000!
For eligibility and to apply CLICK HERE.

Sally Smith Scholarship Announced
The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Fund is announcing a new named scholarship to honor Alta Marie “Sally” Smith. The scholarship is being fully-funded by Sally Smith Wall to memorialize her mother. Mrs. Smith, the wife of Mr. Greg Smith, Sr., of Flowerwood Nursery, passed away April 15, 1987. CLICK HERE to read more.

Dr. Bryson L. James Scholarship Announced
The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Fund is announcing a new named scholarship to honor Dr. Bryson L. James. Dr. James, who not only served as Director of Horticultural Research for the SNA, coordinator of the conference and editor of the Annual Proceedings for 37 years, but was active in the SNA Research Conference for nearly 50 years. We need your support of this new fund. If you knew Bryson and want to contribute CLICK HERE.

More Scholarships Available:
The Horticultural Research Institute believes in helping students obtain the education necessary to successfully pursue horticultural careers. Our generous donors have created seven scholarship opportunities for students to support their academic journey. Backing motivated students today plays a vital role in protecting and growing the industry tomorrow. More than $20,000 in scholarships are available for the 2019-2020 school year. 

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