Joshue Riebe, 2013 ONLA President's Award Recipient (left) and 2012 ONLA President Andy Harding (right)
ONLA Scholarship Program
Scholarships Awarded Each Year to Ohio Green Industry Students
The ONLA was proud to present a total of 16 scholarships totaling $14,500 in scholarship support this year. Scholarships were awarded based upon academic achievement, school involvement, extracurricular activities and interest in horticulture.
ONLA President's Scholarship Recipient:
- Joshua Riebe from Owens Community College.
ONLA Phil Kozel Memorial Scholarship Recipients:
- Robin Cannon (Kent State University)
- Jared Champion (The Ohio State University)
- Jacob Danley (The Ohio State University)
- Nicholas Duff (Owens Community College)
- Jenny Gast (University of Cincinnati)
- Jason Gebhart (Clark State Community College)
- Jamie Helbig (Cincinnati State Community College)
- Timothy Lybarger (Owens Community College)
- Katherine Smith (Cincinnati State Community College)
- Travis Wilt (Clark State Community College).
ONLA John Patrick Riepenhoff, III Memorial Scholarship Recipient:
- Samantha August (Columbus State Community College),
Southwest Ohio Environmental Horticulture Association (SOEHA) Scholarship Recipient:
- Lynda Camp (Cincinnati State Technical & Community College)
FFA Scholarship Recipients:
- Hillary Rader (Ohio Hi-Point Career Center)
- Tyler Stefancin (Lorain County Joint Vocational School)
- David Tevs (Medina County Career Center)
ABOUT ONLA SCHOLARSHIPS
Phil Kozel Memorial Scholarships The Phil Kozel Memorial Scholarships are given in memory of Dr. Phil Kozel, professor of horticulture at The Ohio State University. Dr. Kozel was also director of the Shade Tree Evaluation Program and a long time ONLA supporter.
John Patrick Riepenhoff, III, Memorial Scholarships The Columbus State Community College scholarships are presented in memory of John Riepenhoff, III. He was an ONLA president and board member as well as an avid supporter of the Columbus State Community College. He was the founder and president of Riepenhoff Landscape, Inc.
Southwest Ohio Environmental Horticulture Association (SOEHA) Scholarship The Southwest Ohio Environmental Horticulture Association (SOEHA) made this award available by donating all organizational monies that remained after the group disbanded. The scholarship is awarded in honor of Lloyd W. Kennedy. One student is awarded per year, and the scholarship rotates between the Southwestern Ohio colleges (Clark State Community College, University of Cincinnati, or Cincinnati State Technical & Community College).
President's Award The ONLA President's Scholarship is awarded through the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Assocaition's Scholarship Fund administered by the Academic Excellence Foundation (AEF), entitled the ONLA President's Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to the highest scoring applicant in the judging process.
Applications for the 2014 scholarship program will be posted in Autumn 2013. Please browse the 2012 applications (click downloads below).