All SAFE scholarships and grants have an application deadline of October 15. For questions or additional information, please contact SFMA at SFMAInfo@SportsFieldManagement.org or 800-323-3875.
SAFE’s scholarships for those in turfgrass management programs include:
The Paul Zwaska Scholarship, (presented by Beacon Athletics), promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for students from groups underrepresented in SFMA.
The Dr. James Watson (sponsored by The Toro Co.) and The Dr. Fred Grau, funded by The SAFE Foundation. Depending upon funding availability, SAFE may award additional scholarships.
SAFE also awards the Darian Daily Legacy Scholarship, this scholarship is awarded to members’ children and stepchildren (or if the member is a legal guardian) who are not pursuing a career in the green industry.
SAFE’s grants include:
The Leo Goertz Membership Grant (sponsored by Pioneer Athletics), which provide a complimentary two-year national membership to someone who has not been a member for five years.
The Gary Vanden Berg Internship Grant provides reimbursement to a deserving SFMA student member who has fulfilled an internship, and
The Terry Mellor Continuing Education Grant is awarded to a chapter member to cover the costs to come to the SFMA national conference.