Over $60,000 awarded to KPU horticulture students

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Surrey, B.C. – Sixty-two horticulture students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) received over $60,000 in scholarships and awards last week at the university’s annual School of Horticulture Scholarships & Awards Celebration.

Hosted at KPU Surrey, 42 awards, many sponsored by the horticulture industry, were presented to students studying a range of subjects, including landscaping, greenhouse production, urban ecosystems and turf grass management. Each recipient was recognized for excellence and ambition across various criteria, including program achievement, community service and industry career goals.

“Part of the horticulture community that fosters excellence are the industry members and donors who give their time and funds to nurture the growth of leaders in the field of horticulture. As we celebrate our students’ successes, we also celebrate the donors for their continued support and enthusiasm for the future of horticulture,” said Dr. Elizabeth Worobec, dean of the Faculty of Science.

The event also provided KPU students the opportunity to connect with future employers, key industry representatives and community leaders. Close to 150 students, donors and KPU representatives attended the celebration.

The KPU Foundation builds community and corporate partnerships that benefit students, support faculty and enhance education. Each year, hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards are given to students across disciplines. More on the KPU Foundation is available at kpu.ca/foundation.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, 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, science, design, health, trades and technology, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 124 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at www.kpu.ca.

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