Walton County Master Gardeners offering scholarships

March 18, 2015

masterlogoThe Walton County Master Gardeners will be awarding a scholarship to Walton County Florida high school seniors or Walton County Florida residents 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 and natural resources and/or other agriculturally related fields.

Award(s) may range from $1,000 to $2,000 and 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 2015 school year in the Guidance Counselors’ Offices at Walton 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 call Paula Tutwiler at 850-892-2522.  The deadline to apply is April 1, 2015.