Third Annual Jacobsen Turfgrass Scholarship Program Honors 27 Students

August 05, 2014

Charlotte, N.C. (August 5, 2014) – Jacobsen, A Textron (NYSE: TXT) company, has awarded scholarships to 27 college students throughout North America.  The Jacobsen Turfgrass Scholarship, now in its third year, recognizes college seniors in turfgrass management or related discipline programs.

To qualify, students must submit an application, an essay and a letter of recommendation from a turfgrass professional.  This year’s recipients, each awarded a $500 scholarship, represent 20 different colleges and universities across the United States and Canada including Michigan State University, Oregon State University, Texas A&M University and Olds College.

“As turfgrass students and interns, we are so fortunate to have opportunities of financial support from generous scholarship programs like Jacobsen’s,” said Matthew Golson, a senior in Auburn University’s Turfgrass Management program. “For part-time workers and full-time hopefuls like us, this scholarship brings some peace of mind to turf students while we manage our educational and vocational experiences and work hard to make ends meet,”

Jacobsen supports industry education through the Jacobsen Turfgrass Scholarship program as well as other initiatives including the Future Turf Managers Program, a week-long educational event for newly-graduated turf managers, and Jacobsen University, an in-house educational facility providing hands-on training to students, superintendents, technicians and sales representatives.   In addition, Jacobsen donates equipment and resources to several turfgrass programs throughout the United States.

“At Jacobsen, we take great pride in the turf industry and are committed to supporting turf managers at all levels.  Awarding scholarships to these deserving students is one way we are able to reward their current success and invest in the future of this industry,” said David Withers, President of Jacobsen.  “We look forward to working with these turf managers for many years to come.”

You can review the full list of 2014 Jacobsen Turfgrass Scholarship recipients in the document attached.

Matthew Golson, 2014 Jacobsen Turfgrass Winner from Auburn University, is currently interning with the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

About Jacobsen

With nearly 90 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry, Jacobsen has built a legacy of precision craftsmanship, legendary quality of cut and unmatched expertise. Dedicated solely to delivering perfectly groomed turf, Jacobsen equipment is used on some of the finest golf courses, sports fields and other formal turf areas across the United States and the world, through an extensive distribution network and the international Ransomes brand. Additional information about the company can be found at www.jacobsen.com.

About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

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