Erin Kinley, who graduated this May with a horticulture degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was recently awarded one of two 2015 American Society for Horticultural Science Scholars Awards. Kinley becomes the first UNL student to receive this award.
The ASHS Scholars Award was established by the ASHS Board of Directors for the purpose of recognizing and supporting scholastic achievement and to encourage career development in horticultural science at the undergraduate level. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate excellence in academic and scholastic performance in an area of horticulture and supporting areas of science, participate in extracurricular, leadership and research activities relating to horticulture and demonstrate a commitment to the horticulture science profession and related career fields.
Kinley will accept the award during the ASHS annual meeting Aug. 4-7 in New Orleans, La. She was advised by Horticulture Professor Ellen Paparozzi during her undergraduate career. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in public horticulture through the Longwood Graduate Program at the University of Delaware.