"As a recipient of the Scott Byron & Co. Scholarship, thank you so very much for your support of the future by providing such a generous scholarship … Now, with your help, I am preparing to succeed in the landscape services industry. I am honored to have received this award … Please know that your benevolence will allow me to reach for dreams that had been just that just dreams. Thank you. My aspirations will now become a reality."
Judy-Lynn Hoppe, North Metro Technical College
"I am the recipient of the JOHN DEERE Green Industry Scholarship at this year's PLANET Student Career Days hosted by North Metro Technical College. I am very much honored to have been chosen and as a single parent, it is a true blessing. The continuation of my higher education is made possible by this award. I cannot express how deeply grateful I am to receive this scholarship. Thank you so very much for finding me worthy of such an honor."
Michele "Micki" Alvey, North Metro Technical College
"Studying at a university is so difficult with stressors like housing, food, books, etc. This (Husqvarna Forest and Garden) scholarship allows me to relieve the stress and focus on my schoolwork … Many stereotypes have made what we seem like anyone could do it, but it really takes an education and experience to make professionals in the landscape industry … It is so important to have an educated approach with each task we deal with in each landscape. To be acknowledged for my efforts at Husqvarna motivates me all the more to keep on working as hard as I can. I cannot begin to thank you enough for this act of kindness."
Drew Schaefer, Oregon State University
As I am a non-traditional student, returning to school and solely responsible for my expenses, I greatly appreciate this scholarship … Finding my passion in the industry has been a wonderful journey … I hope in the future, I am able to assist others who share the same passion in the same way you have helped many others and me."
Christopher Power, State University of New York Cobleskill