Penn State Turfgrass Science Student Wins Watson Scholarship

March 28, 2009 in 4-year

Posted by Andy McNitt
Mr. Nicholas Gialloreto (Senior Turfgrass Science) was presented with the prestigious Watson undergraduate scholarship at the Sports Turf Manager’s Conference in San Jose, CA.  Nick has extensive experience in the turfgrass industry. He started out in Golf Turf but has since made the switch to athletic field management and has worked for both the single A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates and interned at PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.Nick is currently Penn State’s turf club president and will be interning with the Pittsburgh Steelers this season.

The Watson Scholarship is the highest undergraduate scholarship offered by the Sports Turf Manager’s Association and is named for the first Ph.D. in Turfgrass Science, Dr. James Watson who received his Ph.D. from Penn State in 1950.