The George W. Shreckhise Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Mrs. Judith Shreckhise Strickler in memory of her father. George Shreckhise spent a lifetime enjoying and working in agribusiness, with an emphasis, later in life, in the nursery business. Horticulture is plant science that includes the study of plant growth and plant interactions with the environment (soil, air, water) to improve human life through the cultivation of crops and the maintenance of a sustainable environment. This scholarship, named for Mr. Shreckhise, supports students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Horticulture. Consideration is given to academic standing, leadership qualities, and volunteer or work experience related to Horticulture.
The 2017 recipients of the George W. Shreckhise Memorial Scholarship are both students at Virginia Tech University:
Ella Reeves (Dublin, VA)
Rachael LaFlamme (Granby, CT)
Ella Reeves was also a 2016 recipient of this scholarship.