The PTC awards its scholarship to graduating Turfgrass Science students who have demonstrated excellent academic records during their Penn State career. Jonathan Rankin and Zack Newsome are the Fall 2023 recipients of the PTC academic scholarships.
Jonathan Rankin is a native of Ligonier, PA. He has completed multiple internships during his time as a student including Muirfield Village Golf Club, Rolling Rock Club, Laurel Valley Golf Club, and Colonial Country Club in Texas, where he is currently employed while finishing his degree. His plans after graduation are to continue working at Colonial Country Club and to eventually move back north to the Pittsburgh area.
Zack Newsome is originally from Claymont, DE and is the student marshal for the College of Agricultural Sciences at the Fall 2023 Penn State commencement ceremonies. During his time at Penn State, he has interned with the Beaver Stadium Grounds Crew, Wilmington Country Club, and Oakmont Country Club. He plans to attend graduate school after graduation.
Please join us in congratulating them on their academic accomplishments!