Union County Extension Master Gardener Scholarship

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Know of a high school senior starting college this fall? Applications for the 2022 Union County Master Gardener Scholarship are now open.

The Union County Extension Master Gardener Scholarship is in the amount of $1,000. The winning applicant will receive a check from the UCEMGVA in time to register for fall classes. Should the student decide not to attend college or university, the monies should be returned to the UCEMGVA. This award will be based on academic standing, student personal statement and one teacher/counselor(or other non-family member) recommendation.

Application guidelines are as follows:

  • The applicant must be a resident of Union County, North Carolina.
  • The applicant must be a graduating senior attending school (public, charter, home, etc…) in Union County (NC), in good standing, with at least 3.0 GPA.
  • The applicant must be planning to attend a college or university and be majoring in botany, environmental studies, forestry, landscape architecture, horticulture, crop sciences, local foods, animal husbandry or related fields.
  • Student statement should explain why the student deserves this scholarship, educational goals and what they plan to do with their degree. The statement can be less than 1 but no more than 2 pages in length.
  • Teacher/counselor (or other non-family member) recommendation should include why the student is qualified for this scholarship. Paper recommendation should be submitted with the scholarship application in a sealed envelope by the application deadline. Emailed recommendation may be sent separately before the deadline.

Click Here to Download the UCEMGVA Scholarship Application

Click Here to download the UCEMGVA Scholarship Guidelines

Scholarship Application Deadline is April 1. Winner will be notified by May 1.

Mail Applications to:

Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association
c/o Scholarship Committee
3230-D Presson Road
Monroe, NC 28112

Email Applications to:

Michael Luther: mluther13@hotmail.com
Vikki Tesar: vtesar@carolina.rr.com

For additional questions or concerns, please contact:

Michael Luther

Phone: (704) 617-0553

Email: mluther13@hotmail.com

Vikki Tesar

Phone: (704) 572-7732

Email: vtesar@carolina.rr.com