TruGreen Supports 2022 First Tee College Scholarship Program Recipients
Fellowship program helps develop the next generation of leaders and changemakers
MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — TruGreenthe nation’s largest lawn care provider, is proud to support first teea youth development organization that helps children and teens develop character strength through golf, and their selection of the First Tee College Scholarship Program Class of 2022. The class includes 25 students related to university as First Tee celebrates 25 years of impact.
TruGreen, and other corporate partners who support First Tee’s program and mission, were part of the National Selection Committee for the Class of 2022. The process included written applications and interviews that assessed participants on academic performance, financial need, Chapter First Tee involvement, volunteerism and other criteria.
Part of TruGreen’s support is to increase access to scientific careers, such as agronomy. Within the class of 2022, there are 3 fellows who aspire to pursue careers in plant science or other scientific careers, while other fellows seek to become doctors, computer scientists and lawyers.
Through the college scholarship program, each of the scholarship recipients has access to professional development workshops, internships and full-time placement after graduation, as well as $5,000 For four years.
Another key factor in the program is pairing each fellow with a dedicated mentor. Throughout their academic career, select TruGreen Associates will serve as mentors to select Fellows and contribute to professional development and educational sessions, helping to share industry knowledge and scientific expertise as Fellows prepare to transform their passions and their education in real applications.
“We are proud that for the second year in a row, TruGreen is supporting deserving participants with scholarships through First Tee, as well as ongoing mentorship and career development through our associates,” said John Cowles, President and CEO of TruGreen. “Congratulations to the first class of 2022 Tee Scholars! We look forward to supporting the next generation of leaders and changemakers as they prepare for their future, find opportunities, and achieve their goals.”
TruGreen is the nation’s leading lawn care provider providing neighborhoods across the country with tailored care for lawns, trees and shrubs as well as protection from mosquitoes and other pests. As a company steeped in scientific expertise with a customer-centric approach, TruGreen helps homeowners create an outdoor living space that brings them pride. There are approximately 260 TruGreen branches in United States and Canada, plus 38 franchise locations. Visit TruGreen.com, Facebook.com/TruGreenor the TruGreen app for more information.
About the PGA TOUR First Tee (“First Tee”) Foundation
First tee (www.firsttee.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth development organization that is supported by the PGA TOUR. Its mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character and instill life-enhancing values through the game of golf. In 2022, First Tee celebrates its 25th anniversarye anniversary and reaching millions of young people through its network of 150 chapters, 10,000 schools and 1,700 youth centres. Based in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, programs are delivered in all 50 US states and select international locations. President George W. Bush is the honorary president.