Coos County Master Gardener™ Program Scholarship Funds

The purpose of this scholarship program is to create opportunities to expand public interest and participation in sustainable, environmentally responsible gardening practices through education, promotion, and networking. 

The Coos County Master Gardener Association (CCMGA) will award scholarships for the academic year of 2016-2017 to Coos County High School graduates/equivalent AND/OR current legal Coos County resident/s, to further their education by obtaining a degree in a plant-related field. The field of study might include agriculture, biology, botany, biochemistry, entomology, forestry, horticulture, or landscape design.

Scholarships totaling $7,000 will be awarded for the academic year 2016-2017. The Coos County Master Gardener Scholarship Committee will determine the distribution of awards annually. This determination will be made after the interviews.

Requirements for scholarship applicant (current college student):

       Completed application along with a current photograph

       Official college transcript(s)

       Two current (written within the last 12 months) letters of recommendation, dated and signed

       Telephone interview with Coos County Master Gardener Scholarship Committee during the

        first week in May.

Requirements for Coos County high school graduate/equivalent applicant:

       Completed application along with a current photograph

       Official high school transcript or copy of your high school diploma or equivalent

       Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better

       Acceptance letter to a college or university

       Two current (written in the last 12 months) letters of recommendation are required, one of 

       the two letters should be from an instructor

Telephone interview with the CCMGA Scholarship Committee during the first week in May.

Deadlines:

April 15, 2016: Completed application must be postmarked no later than this date.

 

Funding:

Upon receipt of proof of acceptance at the college or university of the applicant’s choice, funds will be disbursed directly to the college or university business office and applied to the student’s tuition or books.

       2016 Scholarship Application