"Investing in our students is the best investment we can make in our future."
Sidney B. Meadows
Application Period - now closed:
2016 Scholarship Applications
May 31, 2016: The scholarship application process is now closed for the 2016 scholarship awards.
THANK YOU: With the help from many in the industry we have received nearly double the normal amount of applications for 2016 awards. The selection process will very difficult for our team of judges! Watch for announcements of this year's awards!
NEXT YEAR: All eligible students are encouraged to consider applying for the 2017. The application for 2017 awards will be available by January 1, 2017. To review the 2016 application details and to download a sample application package CLICK HERE
2015 Scholarship Awards Announced
July 22, 2015: Twelve Southeast Students Awarded Scholarships
The Fund awarded a total of $18,000 to twelve students for the fourth year in a row. For more details, follow the link to AWARDS
Created in 1989 by the Southern Nursery Association (SNA), the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is a 501 (c) 3 charitable foundation providing academic scholarships to students in sixteen southeastern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia – pursuing a career in horticulture. The scholarship is dedicated to one of the most honored horticultural leaders, the late Sidney B. Meadows, who has been described as one of the industry's great humanitarians. Meadows was an avid supporter of student scholarships and believed that providing aid for students was the most important way to ensure the growth and development of all facets of the industry.
The fund derives its income from individual and corporate contributions and is governed by the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund board of directors. The financial support offered by the fund has provided many students the opportunity to begin or continue to work toward their educational goals. To date, over $473,000 has been awarded since it was established in 1989. The funds current assets are $800,000. Scholarship applications for the 2016 year are now available. Select menu option "Apply" and download the PDF forms. Scholarships will be announced early August and awarded August 31 during the SNA 2016. For information on SNA 2016, Click Here.
For more information on the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund forward your inquiry to PO Box 801513, Acworth, GA 30101, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 678.813.1880.