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COLLEGE STATION – To provide financial support and encouragement to Texas A&M University students specializing in turf management, the Texas Turfgrass Association has added another endowed scholarship fund.
The Texas Turfgrass Association contributed $14,000 and the College of Agriculture Development Council added $11,000 to create the Texas Turfgrass Association Endowed Scholarship.
The Texas Turfgrass Association is an educational and charitable organization consisting of professionals who earn their living from the turf industry. The turf industry includes golf courses, sports playing fields, cemetery grounds, institutional grounds and home lawn markets.
Richard White, associate professor of soil and crop sciences at Texas A&M, said that in Texas the turf industry has a $6 billion impact on the economy.
“We couldn’t do a lot of what we do without the support of the Texas Turfgrass Association,” White said.
Previously, the association established three other endowed scholarship funds for Texas A&M undergraduates.
They also contributed $150,000 to the R.C. Potts Fellowship for graduate students. White said that the graduate fellowship helps Texas A&M attract graduate students to the program.