Many promising students find it difficult to continue their education because of rising college costs and a student-loan debt that is now greater than our national credit card liability. With that in mind, the Lincoln County Master Gardeners have raised enough money through plant sales, donations and other projects to award a $1,000 annual scholarship to a qualified Lincoln County resident.
An important goal of the Lincoln County Master Gardeners Association is to help educate and support the gardening public. Providing an annual scholarship for a deserving student is one way to further the group’s educational objectives.
This newly created scholarship will be awarded in May for the 2016-17 school year. Scholarship applications may be obtained through local high school guidance offices or the Lincoln County Foundation (www.lincf.org), and must be submitted by April 3, 2016. The scholarship may be renewed each year as long as funding is available and the scholarship student maintains a high grade point average and a focused curriculum.
The Lincoln County Master Gardener Association is dedicated to educating and supporting effective and environmentally responsible horticultural techniques. Students applying for the Master Gardener Scholarship should be planning a college major that relates to the LCMGA mission. However, there are many valuable fields in higher education that would qualify for this financial assistance. To find out more about Master Gardening in Lincoln county, visit their website at extension.oregonstate.edu/lincoln.
The Lincoln County Master Gardeners Association is delighted to be able to offer this scholarship opportunity and encourages high school seniors, current under graduates and Lincoln County residents seeking a college education to apply.