Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: January 30, 2013
GREEN THUMB – Ashley Edwards, a Southeastern Louisiana University plant science major, received two scholarships recently – one from the Hammond Garden Club and the second from the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association. From left, Edwards accepts the scholarship from Dan Gill at the annual LNLA meeting in Mobile, Ala., on Jan. 18.
HAMMOND – A Southeastern Louisiana University student has been selected to receive two scholarships
in the area of horticulture.
Ashley Edwards, a plant science major from Ponchatoula, has been awarded a $500 scholarship from the Hammond Garden Club and a $1,000 scholarship from the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association.
The Hammond Garden Club made its decision based on financial need, scholarship and enrollment in a plant science study.
"Ashley competed against students from LSU, Louisiana Tech, and ULL for the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association," said instructor Sid Guidry. "The scholarship was for a student who had achieved a high grade point average, had an interest in horticulture and was enrolled in a plant science study at a Louisiana university."
Edwards received the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association scholarship at its annual meeting held at the GulfSouth Horticultural Expo in Mobile, Ala., earlier this month.