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Bayer to help send 2 superintendents back to school


5d100bdff8ae09a4e2505f2006f04c1e-.jpgThe application period is open for the second annual Bayer Environmental Science Healthy Turf, Healthy Tomorrow Plant Health Scholarship. Two superintendent applicants will receive a $2,500 scholarship to continue their education in the area of plant health as part of the Healthy Turf, Healthy Tomorrow program Bayer developed in collaboration with the GCSAA.
The Plant Health Scholarship is part of Healthy Turf, Healthy Tomorrow, a multi-faceted initiative to advance plant health research and education for the turf industry through scholarships, webinars, demonstration courses and the Plant Health Academy. 
John Petrovsky, superintendent at Greenbriar Woodlands Golf Club, Toms River, New Jersey, is using his scholarship winnings from a year ago to help fund his studies at Penn State University.
"Going back to school is one of the best decisions of my life, and I'm learning things that help me just about every day on the course," Petrovsky said. "It's not your grandfather's superintendent job anymore ? you need to be thinking ahead, long-term, all the time, and this program is helping me to do that." 
Scholarship recipients can use the award to attend local, regional or national educational conferences, or to enroll in continuing education programs at an institution of higher learning. Applicants must be employed as a golf course superintendent in the United States only, and must be a Class A or superintendent member of GCSAA and be enrolled in My Bayer Rewards customer loyalty program. 
Click here to apply. Application deadline is Oct. 10.

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