Master Gardener group offers scholarship

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ANDERSON — Madison County Master Gardener Association has established a horticultural scholarship for high school seniors who live in Madison County and intend to pursue a college major in horticulture or a related area.

The association will offer at least one $1,000 scholarship for the 2021-22 school year for use at an accredited school.

Scholarship money can be used for tuition, books, supplies and other school-related expenses, including room and board at school-operated facilities.

Scholarship payments will be made directly to the college or university after official notice of entry is presented by the award recipient or sent by the college or university.

Application information has been sent to area high schools that serve Madison County youth.

Additional application packets are available through the Purdue Cooperative Extension Office, 3424 Mounds Road, Anderson, IN 46017.

For more details, call 765-641-9514.

Applications are due March 15.

Awards will be determined on the basis of scholarship, leadership, character, personality, teacher recommendation, and reasons for choosing horticulture or a related area as a college major. In the area of scholarship, the focus is on students who are in the upper third of their graduating class.