TREE Fund Awards Scholarship to Tri-C Horticulture Student
Kasandra Hernandez is one of six students across the nation honored by organization
The Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund made an investment in urban forests by investing in Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) horticulture student Kasandra Hernandez.
The TREE Fund recently awarded Hernandez a $5,000 scholarship to continue her studies in the College’s Plant Science and Landscape Technology program at Eastern Campus. She received the nonprofit organization’s Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship.
Only six students across the nation were named 2018 TREE Fund scholarship recipients.
Hernandez, of Cleveland, is set to graduate in the fall with an Associate of Applied Science degree and two professional certificates. She was part of a Tri-C team that placed third overall at this year’s National Collegiate Landscape Competition.
The straight-A student has also received scholarships from the Irrigation Foundation, the Ohio Landscape Association, the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association, Stihl and the Garden Writers of America.
June 18, 2019