2022 Marek Turowski Memorial Scholarship

2022 Marek Turowski Memorial Scholarship

In 2017, the MN Mycological Society and NAMA lost one of its most dedicated and beloved members, Marek Turowski. We mourn not only the loss of Marek’s great knowledge, which he willingly shared with others, but also his spirit, and love of the camaraderie of mushroom hunting (and eating)! During his courageous battle with cancer, one of Marek’s goals was to attend the national NAMA foray in Cable, Wisconsin. Unfortunately, he was not able to fulfill that wish.
In 2018, the Minnesota Mycological Society (MMS) created a scholarship in Marek’s honor. We want to encourage and inspire members of the MMS to enjoy mushrooms AND the national community of educators and enthusiasts by giving them a chance to participate in the national foray.Each year, this scholarship will enable one member of MMS who has not won this award previously to attend the NAMA annual national foray in Marek’s honor. The scholarship recipient will receive:

  1. One year membership to the North American Mycological Association (NAMA)
  2. Priority registration for the NAMA National Foray at Trout Lodge, YMCA of the Ozarks in Potosi, Missouri – September 29 to October 2, 2022.
  3. Registration fee (including all lectures and field trips, plus room and board)

* Does not include travel to the foray location from recipients home.

Trout Lodge

Trout Lodge

Sunnen Lake

Sunnen Lake

Applicants will submit a short essay, describing how attending the national foray will enhance their knowledge, understanding and experience of mushrooms and the greater mycological community. The winning essay will be shared in the MMS newsletter, as well as pictures and a brief recap after the foray in the newsletter and at a meeting.

To apply for the scholarship, please:

  1. Write a short essay. Tell us why you enjoy learning about mushrooms and how the national foray would be an important part of that.
  2. Please include your name, phone number, mailing address and email address on your submission.

Scholarship applications must be received by March 1, 2022 and can be mailed to:

MMS Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 211444 Eagan, MN 55121

-or- email your scholarship submission to kathy.yerich@gmail.com

Please contact Kathy Yerich if you have questions.