Ten CFAES students win Ohio Turfgrass Foundation scholarships

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Ten of the 14 recipients of the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation's (OTF) latest scholarships, which were announced in December, are students from CFAES, including Ohio State ATI.

All of the scholarship recipients are pursuing degrees in turfgrass management or related fields. They received financial aid ranging from $1,000 to $2,000, with a total of $18,000 awarded to the 14 students.

The CFAES recipients:

  • Geoffrey Barber, R.D. Baker Memorial Scholarship.
  • Peter Braun, R.D. Baker Memorial Scholarship.
  • Kyle Danneberger, OTF Scholarship.
  • John DiFranco, R.D. Baker Memorial Scholarship.
  • Gregory Myers, R.D. Baker Memorial Scholarship.
  • Andrew Northeim, Don Sweda Memorial Scholarship.
  • Reese Overly, R.D. Baker Memorial Scholarship.
  • Jordan Schmidt, R.D. Baker Memorial Scholarship.
  • Tyler Turner, R.D. Baker Memorial Scholarship.
  • Rebecca Wicker, OTF Scholarship.

Since its inception in 1961, OTF 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.

The foundation works closely with CFAES's turfgrass program. It financed a state-of-the-art research facility in 1996, provides significant funding to faculty for research, and shares information from CFAES experts at foundation-sponsored events, in print and online.