Shawna Coalwell Receives MNLA Foundation Scholarship

Shawna Coalwell and Karen Filoon in front of a northern green promotional banner.

Shawna Coalwell and Karen Filoon

Shawna Coalwell Wins MNLA Scholarship Sponsored by Southview Design

Minneapolis, MN. January 21, 2019.

Each year Southview Design participates in the Collegiate Scholarship Program through the MNLA Foundation. This year, our scholarship student is Shawna Coalwell from North Dakota State University. She will graduate from NDSU this May with a degree in Horticulture Science. Shawna hopes to work as a plant breeder or in nursery management.

The MNLA scholarship program recognizes superior students enrolled in horticultural or landscape studies programs at several area colleges and universities. The scholarships are designed by MNLA and its member companies to help grow future leaders in the nursery and landscape industry.

To be eligible for an MNLA scholarship, applicants must possess a “B” grade average or better, present letters of recommendation from instructors and employers, and submit an essay stating their career goals and objectives.

The Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association is the state’s largest green industry trade association with over 1,200-member companies. Members include nurseries, garden centers, landscape contractors, landscape designers, irrigation contractors, commercial flower growers, tree care specialists, professional gardening services, and turf and landscape management professionals. The MNLA Foundation values the work of green industry businesses and strives to Improve the Environment by Investing in Research and Education Growing Minds for a Greener Tomorrow.

Southview Design is one of the largest and fastest growing landscaping companies in MN. With more than 160 employees during the landscape season, Southview is expert in planning, construction, landscape design, and landscape care for Minneapolis and Twin Cities area residences. Founded in 1978, Southview has completed over 8,000 landscaping projects. Listed among the top 25 fastest growing landscape firms in the U.S., Southview's landscape designs have garnered awards from the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association, the Minnesota Chapter of NARI, the National Association of Landscape Professionals, and Professional Remodeler Magazine.


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