This program was established in 2023 in honor of the late Coach Vince Dooley from University of Georgia. Candidates use this opportunity to network with IPPS members and identify employment opportunities. Eligibility is for Juniors or Seniors in 2 or 4-year ag science/ horticulture programs. Scholarship covers full registration, hotel, and travel (actual flight costs or mileage reimbursement), plus $250 spending money. The awardee will share a room with other scholarship winners. The selected student must bring their resume to the conference, introduce themselves during the Question Box, and explain why they’re a legitimate candidate for employment.

The IPPS Southern Region annual meeting is typically a three and a half day event. This usually involves two full days of bus tours of area nurseries, public gardens, and greenhouse operations. The balance is an educational program consisting of short presentations. Papers presented and tour highlights from the previous meeting are also posted on our website. 

Applications will be reviewed by the Coach Vince Dooley Scholarship Committee. Results will be provided to potential awardees at least 30 days prior to the annual meeting.

Application Deadline: 1 June 2023

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