Walton County Master Gardeners offering scholarship

March 1, 2017

The Walton County Master Gardeners will award a scholarship to a Walton or Holmes County Florida high school senior or Walton or Holmes County Florida resident currently attending college or technical school and interested in furthering their education in Floriculture/Horticulture.  Specific areas of interest may include landscaping, nursery/ garden center management, floriculture, forestry, grounds and turf management, parks, environmental sciences and natural resources and/or other agriculturally related fields.

Award(s) will be paid jointly to the student and the school.  A good scholastic record, special interests, and commitment to a floriculture/horticulture career are considerations when awarding the scholarship.

Applications are available for the 2017 – 2018 school year in the Guidance Counselors’ Offices at Walton or Holmes High Schools, on-line at http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/, and at the University of Florida/Walton Extension Office located at 732 N 9th Street in DeFuniak Springs (850/892-8172).   For more information, contact Daniel Leonard at d.leonard@ufl.edu or 850-892-8172.  The deadline to apply is April 3, 2017.


Submitted by Barbara Young 850-622-0192, bayoubarbara@aol.com