Kwantlen student wins international turfgrass scholarship

Wed, Aug 22, 2012


Grant Steinberg
Grant Steinberg, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, is one of 30 students from across
Canada and the United States to win a $500 Jacobsen Turfgrass Scholarship.

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August 23, 2012

Kwantlen student wins international turfgrass scholarship

(Metro Vancouver, BC) – Kwantlen Polytechnic University student Grant Steinberg is one of 30 students from across Canada and the United States to win a $500 Jacobsen Turfgrass Scholarship. The scholarships are awarded to students entering their final year in a full-time turfgrass management program.

“I have a rich background in all areas that are golf course related, and this program seemed like a necessity in my pursuit to become a true golf-industry professional,” says Grant Steinberg, student, Kwantlen Polytechnic University. “Winning this scholarship is a humbling honour and to be recognized for my achievements and hard work fuels me to continue to strive towards my goals with an added sense of confidence, as well as a lowered amount of stress on the pocket book.”

“Grant is entering his final year of Kwantlen’s two year turfgrass management diploma program, with exemplary attendance, punctuality, participation and attitude,” says Stan Kazymerchyk, instructor, turfgrass management, Kwantlen Polytechnic University. “He shows remarkable skill as a problem solver and is showing great promise as incoming Turf Club president. Grant is a skilled golfer, a caring family man and appears to have a bright future in our industry.”

Jacobsen Turfgrass Scholarship candidates from across Canada and the United States submitted essays and professor recommendations to be considered for the scholarships; successful recipients were notified last month. Jacobsen is a Textron company, manufacturing high quality turf maintenance equipment for golf courses, sports fields and large green spaces including parks and recreational areas.

In Kwantlen’s turfgrass management diploma program students learn how to manage the largest green spaces in our communities and are involved in the ongoing development of the turf management field lab. Many graduates seek employment in the golf industry and other opportunities exist in a broad range of related businesses and public sector jobs. For more information please visit: 

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts and science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 17,500 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations. Please visit:


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