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Oct. 15 Deadline Approaching to Submit for SAFE Scholarships, Grants and Awards!

STMA and SAFE have numerous programs for awards, scholarships and grants that are all due by Oct. 15.

Scholarships and Grants:

  • In college in a turfgrass management program? Submit for a SAFE Scholarship, including the Dr. Watson scholarships sponsored by The Toro Company.
  • Worked as an intern last summer? Get reimbursed $1000 from the Gary Vanden Berg Internship Grant.
  • Have a college student who is not pursuing a degree in turfgrass management? You are eligible to submit for the Darian Daily Legacy Award.
  • Are you, or do you know a Sports Turf Manager seeking continuing education? Submit or nominate someone for the Terry Mellor Continuing Education Grant, sponsored by Turface Athletics.
  • Do you know someone who isn’t a member of STMA? Direct them to apply for a Leo Goertz Membership Grant, sponsored by Pioneer Athletics


Awards Program:

STMA issues awards for quality field management practices in football, softball, soccer, baseball and sporting grounds (non-mainstream sports). The program has three levels for each sport: parks and rec/schools, colleges and universities and professional stadiums. To apply, go online here. You can save your application and return to it as frequently as needed prior to the submittal deadline. Be sure to read the photo requirements and upload them in your application.