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OTF Awards 14 Student Scholarships

Thursday, January 09, 2014  
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The Ohio Turfgrass Foundation (OTF) congratulates its 2013 OTF scholarship recipients. Students were recognized during the annual OTF Conference and Show held in December at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

A total of 14 students pursuing degrees in turfgrass management or a related field were chosen from an exceptional group of applicants. Each student received financial aid ranging between $1,000 and $2,000. A total of $18,000 was awarded to these deserving individuals.

The 14 recipients are as follows:

Geoffrey Barber, The Ohio State University (ATI) – R.D. Baker Memorial Scholarship

Peter Braun, The Ohio State University – R.D. Baker Memorial Scholarship

Ross Clady, Owens Community College – OTF Scholarship

Jason Cox, Rutgers University – OTF Scholarship

Kyle Danneberger, The Ohio State University – OTF Scholarship

Amy Day, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College – OTF Scholarship

John DiFranco, The Ohio State University – R.D. Baker Memorial Scholarship

Gregory Myers, The Ohio State University (ATI) – R.D. Baker Memorial Scholarship

Andrew Northeim, The Ohio State University – Don Sweda Memorial Scholarship

Reese Overly, The Ohio State University (ATI) – R.D. Baker Memorial Scholarship

Jordan Schmidt, The Ohio State University – R.D. Baker Memorial Scholarship

Max Szturm, Clark State Community College – OTF Scholarship

Tyler Turner, The Ohio State University – R.D. Baker Memorial Scholarship

Rebecca Wicker, The Ohio State University (ATI) – OTF Scholarship

Since it’s inception in 1961, the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation has awarded nearly $500,000 in financial aid to more than 325 students. Past recipients have gone on to successful careers as golf course superintendents, lawn care professionals, sports field managers and more.


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