The PTC awards its scholarship to graduating Turfgrass Science students who have demonstrated excellent academic records during their Penn State career. Eric Dowd, Jesse Darlington III, and Nate Moore are the Spring 2023 recipients of the PTC academic scholarships.
Jesse Darlington III is a native of Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. In addition to interning with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Jesse has also worked at the Joseph Valentine Turfgrass Research Center on the University Park campus during his time as a student. He plans to attend graduate school.
Eric Dowd is from of Olympia, Washington and has interned with Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, and the Beaver Stadium Grounds Crew at the University Park campus. After graduation, Eric plans to return to Washington and will be employed as an assistant superintendent at Salish Cliffs Golf Course in Shelton, WA.
Nate Moore is originally from Macungie, Pennsylvania. He completed an internship with Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He also completed a summer internship with the Beaver Stadium Grounds Crew with an emphasis on softball field maintenance. Nate also worked for the Beaver Stadium Grounds Crew as a student employee for four years. He plans to work for the Reading Phillies after graduation.
Please join us in congratulating them on their academic accomplishments!