In 2011, the Dr. Harlan E. White Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council (VFGC). The fund will be used for scholarships, education, research, and other activities related to the promotion and better understanding of forages and grasslands in Virginia.
Dr. White’s career was long and distinguished. He joined the Virginia Tech Agronomy Department in 1966 as an Extension Forage Specialist. In 1979, he was the driving force behind the formation of the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council, which has grown to become a major voice for the forage and livestock industries in Virginia. Harlan was a recipient of many state and national awards recognizing his educational programs directed at improving the well-being of forage producers and their support industries. His dedication to the forage industry continued throughout his retirement years by serving as both treasurer and advisor to the VFGC.
The Harlan White Scholarship will be given annually to an undergraduate or graduate student at Virginia Tech.
For application and more information go to our Scholarship Page.