News Release

MNLA Scholarship Awarded

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Friday, March 3, 2017

Two students in the horticulture program at University of Minnesota Crookston recently received a scholarship sponsored by the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) Foundation.

The scholarship recipients are MacKenzie Cochran, Sebeka, Minn., and is Mary Riestenberg, Perham, Minn. The MNLA scholarship program recognizes superior students enrolled in horticultural or landscape studies programs at several area colleges and universities. The scholarships mackenzie cochranare designed by MNLA and its member companies to help grow future leaders in the nursery and landscape industry. MNLA member firm Wally Marx, based in Medina, sponsored the scholarship for Cochran. MNLA member firm Hoffman & McNamara Nursery and Landscape, based in Hastings, sponsored the scholarship for Riestenberg.

To be eligible for an MNLA scholarship, applicants must possess a “C” grade average or better, present letters of recommendation from instructors and employers, and submit an essay stating their career goals and objectives. The Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association is the state’s largest green industry trade association with over 1,200 member companies. Members include nurseries, garden centers, landscape contractors, landscape designers, irrigation contractors, commercial flower growers, tree care specialists, professional gardening services, and turf and landscape management professionals. The MNLA Foundation values the work of green industry businesses and strives to Improve the Environment by Investing in Research and Education Growing Minds for a Greener Tomorrow.

In the photo: MacKenzie Cochran (not pictured: Mary Riestenberg)


Elizabeth Tollefson

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