Brady Hendricks

2015 | Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship

Education: Kansas State University

Pursued Degree: Horticulture

Expected to graduate:  May 2016

My name is Brady Hendricks and I am a senior in Horticulture at Kansas State University. Ever since a young age, I have had a passion for working in the outdoors. Growing up, my grandfather, my father and I worked together to operate a small lawn and tree business for a handful of customers. I have many positive memories working with my family, and I am thankful for the opportunity it presented for learning the importance of having a hard work ethic. I also learned about myself— I learned that working with my hands to beautify the environment is something that I am passionate about. This family business has continued into my college years, and I still love to work for my clients in my free time. I enjoy having the opportunity to practice being “the boss” who deals with company issues and customer service. I also work for a local tree service in Manhattan which has given me real-world experience in the field. Having this knowledge and experience encouraged me to pursue a degree in horticulture at Kansas State University. I am also involved in a few campus organizations including Horticulture Club and Christian Challenge. I love building authentic relationships with others, and in my free time I enjoy writing and playing music as well as pursuing outdoor activities.