Dümmen Orange awards 2022 Dr. P. Allen Hammer Scholarship to North Carolina State University student
The $5,000 scholarship is presented in recognition of exemplary academic achievement, community involvement or leadership in the field of horticulture.
October 11, 2022 By Dümmen Orange
Dümmen Orange recently named Parker Dearing as the 2022 recipient of its Dr. P. Allen Hammer Scholarship. Dearing is currently a senior majoring in horticultural science with a minor in business entrepreneurship at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. The $5,000 scholarship is presented in recognition of exemplary academic achievement, community involvement or leadership in the field of horticulture. The financial award is intended to support the next generation of students actively pursuing their horticulture-related academic degrees.
The Dr. P. Allen Hammer Scholarship was created in 2016 by Dümmen Orange to acknowledge the lifetime contributions that Allen Hammer has made to the floriculture industry.
Dearing’s passion for plants began as a young boy spending time in his family’s garden. This eventually developed into a love of gardening and a commitment to learning more about and participating in everything floriculture.
The Dr. P. Allen Hammer Scholarship has allowed Dearing to dedicate his time to studying and performing well academically, positioning him for numerous future opportunities. Not only has the financial support been an investment in Dearing the student, but he also views it as an investment in the future of the horticulture industry. This is a sentiment that his college mentor also shares.
The Dr. P. Allen Hammer Scholarship is awarded annually to one student in the field of horticulture or floriculture. Interested scholarship candidates must demonstrate recent horticulture-related accomplishments in one of the following areas: academic achievement, community involvement or leadership. The recipient of the next Dr. P. Allen Hammer Scholarship will be announced during Cultivate’23, the world’s largest horticultural trade show that annually takes place in Columbus, Ohio. Applications for the 2023 Dr. P. Allen Hammer Scholarship will be due on June 15, 2023.
For more information on the Dr. P. Allen Hammer Scholarship, please click here.
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