THE JIM CLAXTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND
ADMINISTERED BY THE MARYLAND TURFGRASS ASSOCIATION
The Jim Claxton Scholarship Fund was initiated during the Spring of 2011 in order to honor Jim and his contributions to the Mid-Atlantic area turfgrass industry and financially support students while pursuing a college degree.
Jim worked as a salesman for Newsom Seed from the early 1990’s until soon before his passing on March 20, 2013. He made great contributions to turfgrass related businesses during this period, especially businesses involved in turf production.
The Jim Claxton Scholarship Fund allows for a single, annual $500.00 reward to be issued to a winning applicant prior to the fall college semester. Last year’s winner was Sara Lechlider!!
Written requests for applications for The Jim Claxton Scholarship Fund, as well as completed applications, with all essays, letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc. should be postmarked and mailed no later than May 31, 2020.
Can be mailed to:
The Maryland Turfgrass Association
303 S. Talbot St #389
St. Michaels, MD 21663
Attention: The Jim Claxton Scholarship Fund
In addition to a possible interview with one or more Maryland Turfgrass Association Board Members, the following criteria will be considered by the MTA board while deciding who will be awarded this scholarship:
Printable Application: Jim Claxton Scholarship Application 2020.docx