Congratulations 2024 Scholarship Winners

West Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association Announces$12,500 in Scholarship Awards for Five College Students 

The board members of WVNLA were pleased to select five scholarship recipients who will receive $2,500 each through the Marcus W. Rennix Memorial Scholarship program. The students — all attending West Virginia University (WVU) — were recognized at the association’s February 21 Winter Symposium in Charleston.

  • Sam Glazier of Charleston is a junior majoring in Landscape Architecture. He is a graduate of Starr’s Mill High School in Fayette County, Georgia.
  • Hailey Lane of New Martinsville is a junior majoring in Horticulture. She graduated from Tyler Consolidated High School.
  • Garrett Oursler of Morgan County is a junior studying Environmental Soils and Water Sciences with a minor in Horticulture. He graduated from Berkeley County High School.
  • James Ranson, a graduate of St. Albans High School, is studying Landscape Architecture with minors in both Sustainable Design Studies and Sustainable Trail Development. He is a native of St. Albans.
  • Hayden Swain of Ravenswood is a senior in the Landscape Architecture program. He graduated from Ravenswood High School.

Julie Robinson, WVNLA executive director, said the association considers on a rolling annual basis scholarship funding for West Virginia students studying horticulture, landscape architecture, and nursery and greenhouse management. She said students must be in-state residents who have completed half the required courses in ornamental horticulture or landscape architecture and maintained at least a 2.5 grade point average.

Students who meet the criteria and wish to apply for the 2025 educational funds should submit an application no later than September 30, 2024.