Penn State Student wins GCSAA Essay Contest

August 19, 2013 in Grad Students

Penn State student Derek Pruyneis one of three winners of the 2013 Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Student Essay Contest.EIFG

Open to GCSAA members who are undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in turfgrass science, agronomy or any field related to golf course management, the GCSAA Essay Contest accepts entries with a focus on golf course management. The scholarship funding is provided by the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG) through the Robert Trent Jones Endowment. The EIFG is GCSAA’s philanthropic organization.

Judges from the GCSAA Scholarship Committee select winners to receive scholarships and the first place entry may be published or excerpted in the association’s official publication, GCM.

Pruyne, from State College, Pa., is a first-year graduate student at Penn State University. He won the first place scholarship of $2,000 for his essay: “Implications of Rising Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide on Turfgrass Systems.”

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