Master Gardeners Offer Scholarships

HS seniors interested in environmental science should apply

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County Master Gardener Volunteers are once again offering two $500 scholarships to qualified high school seniors living in Putnam County. Candidates will be pursuing a degree in the field of plant science, horticulture, floriculture, architectural landscape design, forestry, botany or any other environmentally related program.

Candidate participation requirements include an essay of not more than 400 words describing the applicant’s desired field of study and educational goals. In addition, two letters of recommendation must be submitted, including one from a teacher, guidance counselor or employer.

The letters of recommendation, essay and application should be sent to Shawn Sullivan, MG Scholarship co-chair, 8 Hudson River Lane, Garrison, NY 10524. The scholarship application deadline is May 15, with interviews scheduled in mid-May. For information, contact 845-424-3155 or sullivan@highlands.com.


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