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: 2022 Scholarship Application Available
The 2022 Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Applications are available. Deadline for applications is May 27, 2022. In 2021, the fund awarded a total of twelve $1,500 scholarships to twelve students for a total of $18,000. 

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.

Sidney B. Meadows Fund Awards $18,000 in Scholarships
ACWORTH, GA, August 5, 2021 – The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Fund, created in 1989 by the Southern Nursery Association (SNA), has announced the names of twelve students from ten southeastern universities chosen to receive academic scholarships this year. Seven of the awards are named scholarships honoring past industry leaders. The $1,500 awards, totaling $18,000, has been presented. 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.

Total Awards Top Over $576,000
Since its creation beginning in 1991, the Sidney B Meadows Scholarship endowment Fund has awarded over $576,000 in scholarships to students from across the Southeastern U.S. We are working on a list of scholarship alumni to display here soon. The names will surprise you. Many are leaders in our industry today! To view our latest press release and news 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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