This scholarship is created to honor George Nathaniel Arms, his life and passion for the orchard industry. George managed an orchard for fifty years in Pennsylvania. He would visit his Son, Philip, who settled in Washington and travel Eastern Washington together. During those trips, George delighted in seeing the Washington State University Research Orchards and enjoyed his conversations with Research Orchard Managers and learning the newest developments in the industry. George’s son, Phillip is creating this scholarship to provide life changing support to students finishing their degrees at Washington State University.
The distributions from this fund shall be used to provide as scholarship to a student studying agriculture with the hope to join the tree fruit industry. The scholarship is renewable for recipients in Junior or Senior Standing with at least a 2.5 GPA. Awarding preferences for the scholarship are as follows: student studying Horticulture, Plant Sciences, or Agricultural Technology and Production Management, first generation student, and a student who has served at least two years in the United States Military.