CHREF Scholarship Winners Announced

By Mike Schleining, CCNP, CHREF Board Member, 2015-16 & 2016-17 CHREF Scholarship Recipient

By Mike Schleining, CCNP CHREF Board Member 2015-16 & 2016-17 CHREF Scholarship Recipient

As you know, the Colorado Horticulture Research and Education Foundation (CHREF) relies on fundraisers and the generous donations of individuals and companies across the industry to continue its mission of needed research and education of future leaders. 2020 Year-End donations totaled nearly $40,000. From the Board of Directors of CHREF, thank you to all who made a contribution. Every bit makes a difference to students and vital research that affects all of our members.

On Friday, February 12, CHREF conducted scholarship interviews of Colorado State University students via zoom. Here are the 2021 Scholarship Winners:

  • Ila Jolley, Senior, Horticulture
  • Izzy Ter Kuile, Senior, Environmental Horticulture
  • Brandon Sandoval, Junior, Horticulture
  • Tate Erickson, Sophomore, Environmental Horticulture
  • Cienna Tonini, Sophomore, Environmental Horticulture


Save the date of Friday, November 5, for our in-person 2021 Industry Celebration and Live Auction, location to be determined, held in conjunction with the Horticulture Leadership Retreat.

To donate to the foundation, contact CNGA at 303.758.6672,, or mail a check to the Colorado Horticulture Research and Education Foundation (CHREF), 959 S. Kipling Pkwy, Suite 200, Lakewood, CO 80226