2016 John Wright Memorial Scholarship Winner Announced

October 12, 2016

Congratulations to Conor Smith, the 2016 John Wright Memorial Scholarship recipient.

Conor is pursuing a degree in forest technology at the University of New Hampshire. He has been an active member of 4-H and FFA for the past nine years, holding several officer positions and placing gold in a nursery landscape competition at an FFA National Convention. Conor has helped survey trees for the city of Suffield, Connecticut, and took a Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional Course. He looks forward to expanding his knowledge and contributing to the health and safety of the urban forests and landscapes in Connecticut.

The John Wright Memorial Scholarship was established in honor and memory of Wright Tree Service founder John L. Wright and his son John R. Wright. The purpose of the scholarship is to support the arboriculture industry by helping college students interested in commercial arboriculture achieve high academic goals without accumulating burdensome debt.

Visit the TREE Fund website to learn more about the John Wright Memorial Scholarship. Click here to view a list of past scholarship recipients.