MSU Horticulture Student Awarded ASHS Honor and Scholarship
Melissa Eggleston, a senior in the Department of Horticulture, earned the American Society for Horticultural Science Scholars Award
August 23, 2018 - Author: K. Getter
Melissa Eggleston, a senior in the Department of Horticulture, earned the 2018 American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Scholars Award. This award was established by the ASHS Board of Directors for the purpose of recognizing and supporting scholastic achievement and to encourage career development in horticultural science at the undergraduate level. Two annual scholarships in the amount of $1500 are given to each of two undergraduate students majoring in horticulture at a four-year institution of higher education meeting select criteria. Applicants are nominated by the chair/head of the department in which they are majoring. Melissa was recognized publicly as an ASHS Scholar at the ASHS Annual Conference.
"I love horticulture because of the plants I’ve learned to cultivate and the amazing people I’ve met within the broad scope of this industry", says Melissa. "Horticulture is an industry that continues to evolve, and I’m excited to see how new innovations change how plants and horticulture are as a whole."