The Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council announced the PTC Undergraduate Scholarship winners at a luncheon on April 24, 2013 at the Nittany Lion Inn. Each scholarship recipient was awarded $1,500 from the Council. Dr. Peter Landschoot, Coordinator for Penn State’s Center for Turfgrass Science and PTC Technical Advisory Committee member, presented the students with their checks.

Award winners this year include:

Mr. Mathew Harvey was awarded the PTC Dr. Paul Heller Scholarship named after Dr. Paul Heller a long time Professor of Turfgrass Entomology at Penn State. Matt will also have the honor of being our standard bearer during our graduation ceremony on Saturday.

Matt is a native of DuBois, PA. He interned at the Chevy Chase Club in Chevy Chase MD last summer and has accepted a position as Assistant Superintendent at Cattail Creek CC in Glenwood, MD.

Receiving the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council’s Outstanding Student in Turfgrass was Mr. William McNeal. Will is a native of York, PA. He did an internship at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA, and at the Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina. Will has accepted an assistants position at Shelter Harbor Golf Club in Rhode Island.

Also receiving the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council’s Outstanding Student in Turfgrass was Mr. Benjamin Gotwald. Mr. Gotwald is a native of Elizabethtown, PA. Last summer Ben interned at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore and after graduation will be returning to Merion Golf Club which will be hosting the US Open in June.

Join the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council in congratulating these students! The Penn State Turf Project would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supports the PTC for their continued efforts!


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