E.H. Griffith Endowed Scholarship Awarded to Penn State Turfgrass Science Student

May 19, 2010 in 4-year, Awards, Teaching

The Penn State Turfgrass Program is pleased to announce the first annual E.H. Griffith Endowed Scholarship award. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving Penn State Turfgrass Science student nominated by the faculty at Penn State. E.H. Griffith, Inc. recently created an endowment at Penn State, the proceeds from which will be used to fund this annual scholarship. E.H. Griffith, Inc. began in 1931, when Elliot Howard Griffith went to Pittsburgh with Toro Commercial Equipment and Milorganite and started a distributorship in Eastern Pittsburgh. Today, E.H. Griffith, Inc., using Toro and Milorganite as its backbone, has developed into a distributorship of many products and services devoted to the commercial turf market including golf courses, landscapers, lawn care operators, municipalities, schools, athletic fields, and estates.

This year’s E.H. Griffith scholarship winner is Mr. James Cross (shown in photo with Mr. Randy Zidik, representing E.H. Griffith, Inc). Mr. Cross graduated near the top of his class and has been involved in plant breeding research as an undergraduate student at Penn State. Mr. Cross will be continuing his education, pursuing a M.S. in turfgrass breeding from Rutgers University.

Everyone in the Penn State Turf Program congratulates Mr. Cross and expresses sincere appreciation to E.H. Griffith for their support of Penn State Turfgrass Science Students.