Taking Root and Giving Thanks

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Arborjet’s third annual class of “Taking Root” College Scholarship recipients will be headed home to celebrate with friends and family. It seems the perfect time to recognize the accomplishments of these new members of our Arborjet family tree as they start on the path to careers in the arboriculture industry, and to share their words of thanks with you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I would like to thank Arborjet for the award of the generous “Taking Root Scholarship.” It will be a tremendous help in paying for school, and will really make it possible for me to do so. Thank you.

Sincerely, Conor

Thank you very kindly for selecting me to receive the “Taking Root” Scholarship. I will do my best to use it to reach my full potential. I appreciate your support.

Sincerely, Charles

Thank you so much for selecting me for the “Taking Root” scholarship. I have been having such a wonderful time at Virginia Tech, right now I am taking a woody plants class, and this week we learned about oak trees. Whenever I walk outside now, I notice more about my environment and all the lovely features of the plants around me. I cannot thank you enough for helping to make this possible for me.    

Sincerely, Tess

Hello! Thank you very much for selecting me as a recipient of the $1,000 Taking Root Scholarship. It is much appreciated and will be used to further my Forestry major studies at Penn State University.

Thank you, Jessica

Dear Arborjet Taking Root Scholarship Committee,

I was elated when finding out I was the recipient of one of your Taking Root scholarships. I am writing to thank you for awarding me this scholarship, which will help me greatly in paying for the expenses incurred by my college education.

I am a Natural Resources Conservation major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who plans on pursuing a degree concentrated on forest ecology. After graduation, I hope to become an urban forest   ecologist and help care for the trees and also plant more green spaces in cities. Having these beautiful spaces is very important to me; they bring so many benefits to both communities and to the environment.

By awarding me the Taking Root Scholarship, I am able to concentrate on fostering my education and experiences. Your generosity has allowed me to be able to set more time aside to furthering my personal and educational growth. 

Sincerely, Maureen

I would like to sincerely thank you for the opportunity to compete for this scholarship. Above all, I am truly honored to be chosen as a recipient of this award. I look forward to furthering myself in my education at Michigan State University in the horticultural sciences program. With the help of this award, I believe I will be able to make a difference not   only during college but while pursuing my dream as a horticulturist. This field is one that I am wholeheartedly passionate about and something I wish to inspire others with. Thank you again for this award and your generous nature.

With sincere respect, Elise

Thank you so much for making this scholarship possible. Going to college is an opportunity that I will never take for granted!

Right now, my favorite class, which is also my most challenging class, is called Society and Natural Resources. Thanks again for making this possible for me!

Sincerely, Lauren