UACES Facebook Application deadline for Carson scholarship is March 10

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    • Janet B. Carson Scholarship application deadline is March 10
    • Scholarship is awarded by County 76 Master Gardeners group

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Application deadline for Carson scholarship is March 10

LITTLE ROCK -- The application period for the $1,000 Janet B. Carson Scholarship for Arkansas high school graduates has opened and the deadline to apply is March 10.

The scholarship applies to the 2014-15 academic year and will be awarded to an Arkansas high school graduate who will attend an Arkansas college or university. Preference will be given to a resident who is pursuing a post-secondary degree in a plant science related field, including but not limited to horticulture, botany, agronomy, forestry, plant science, turf management and landscape architecture or design.

“This is the second year for County 76 Master Gardeners, our state advisory group, to award the Janet B. Carson Scholarship,” said Mimi Cox, scholarship chair. “It was established in 2013 to honor Janet Carson, state Master Gardener coordinator, as we celebrated the 25th Birthday of Master Gardeners in Arkansas.”

“In addition to honoring Janet and expressing our appreciation to her, the scholarship was established to assist and encourage an Arkansas high school graduate who desires to pursue a degree in a plant science-related field,” she said.  

The application can be downloaded from the Cooperative Extension Service website (http://www.uaex.edu/yard-garden/master-gardeners/default.aspx ).  The completed application should be returned to the County 76 Master Gardener Scholarship Committee; c/o Julie Treat; 2301 South University Avenue; Little Rock, Arkansas 72204 no later than March 10, 2015.  It is anticipated that the scholarships will be awarded in early May of 2015.

Since being established in Arkansas in 1988 in four counties, Pulaski, Garland, Saline and Jefferson, the Master Gardener program has grown to almost 3,000 Master Gardeners in 65 counties. Each year, Master Gardeners volunteer thousands of hours to their communities through projects and educational opportunities. The Master Gardener Program is a part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service.

For more information contact Mimi Cox at ARmastergardener@gmail.com.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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By Mary Hightower
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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