The Lake County Master Gardeners are pleased to announce that they are continuing their scholarship program for the 2019-20 academic year. Although the LCMGA has been awarding scholarships for the past thirteen years, this will be the first year that scholarship applications will be available through the Crown Point Community Foundation website, and the first year incoming freshmen attending a four-year institution are eligible to apply. Scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate college & university students, who are residents of Lake County, IN. In addition to the majors of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, majors of Forestry, Botany (Horticulture Equivalent), Plant Pathology, Agricultural Education, and Entomology are eligible as well. Other majors that benefit consumer gardening may be considered. The 2019 application will be available Jan. 11 – Feb. 22, 2019 through the Crown Point Community Foundation website – www.thecpcf.org/scholarships.html
The scholarships are funded by donations made to the Lake County Master Gardener Association in support of the annual Plant Sale, Garden Walk, Symposium, and from donations from generous donors, such as the NW Indiana Beekeepers Association. The Lake County Master Gardener Association work in cooperation with Purdue Extension-Lake County.
Source: Jeanne Luers, Chair, Scholarship Committee of the Lake County Master Gardeners