The Walton County Master Gardeners are offering scholarships to Walton County Florida high school seniors or Walton County Florida residents currently attending college or technical school 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.
One or two scholarships, ranging from $500 to $1000, are available 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(s).
Applications are available for the 2011-2012 school year in the Guidance Counselors’ Offices at all Walton High Schools, on-line here and at the University of Florida/Walton Extension Office located at 732 N 9th Street in DeFuniak Springs (850/892-8172). The deadline to apply is April 1, 2011.