This award is open to employed or self-employed nursery/green industry professionals.

The purpose of the Margie Jenkins IPPS Conference Scholarship Award is to enable individuals who are employed or self-employed in the nursery/green industry to attend an International Plant Propagators Society – Southern Region of North America (IPPS-SRNA) meeting for their first time. The award will cover full-registration [educational program, tours and banquet ($500).

Margie Jenkins was a long-time member of the IPPS-SRNA - who started her nursery/green industry career later in life. She became a mentor for everyone and was deeply passionate about plants. Under her leadership, the Jenkins Farm and Nursery enlarged and prospered, and “Ms. Margie” became recognized as a botanical authority across the Gulf States. She was a frequent guest speaker and lecturer at nursery and botanical organizations. She received awards from many nursery associations and was the first woman to be inducted into Louisiana's Department of Agriculture Hall of Distinction. Ms. Margie was passionate about mentoring – and introducing new plants to the green industry. She exemplified the IPPS motto: “To Seek and Share”


Must be employed or self-employed in the nursery/green industry.

Award will be presented to an individual who has never attended an IPPS-SRNA conference.

Preference is for awardees to be local from the region where the annual meeting takes place.

Required: Application form (below), plus recommendation letter from employer or customer.

Deadline: June 1, 2023; annual IPPS-SR Conference normally occurs in October.

Recipients to write a short summary of their Conference highlights to post along with their photo on the SRNA website.


Donna Shealy Foster, Secretary/Treasurer


4661 Chrystal Drive

Columbia, SC 29206

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