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March 1 application deadline for Janet Carson scholarship

Feb. 25, 2019

By Mary Hightower 
U of A System Division of Agriculture

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LITTLE ROCK – High school seniors planning to pursue a degree in a plant science field have until March 1 to apply for a $1,000 scholarship named for Janet B. Carson, retired extension horticulture specialist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Students must be planning to attend a college or university within the state of Arkansas. 

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PLANT SCIENCES -- Is a career that covers a lot of ground, inclding plant pathology.  If you're interested in a career in plant sciences, apply for the Janet B. Carson Scholarship by March 1, 2019.  (U of A System Division of Agriuclture photo)

“This scholarship was established to encourage students to pursue their love of plant science, whether they plan to study horticulture, botany, agronomy, forestry, plant science, landscape architecture/design, and turf management,” said Julie Treat, an extension horticulture program technician with the Division of Agriculture.

The application may be downloaded from https://www.uaex.edu/yard-garden/master-gardeners/. The completed application should be returned to: County 76 Master Gardener Scholarship Committee; c/o Holly Beason; 2301 S. University Ave.; Little Rock, Arkansas 72204, no later than March 1.

The scholarship monies are raised by members of County 76, the statewide advisory group for the Arkansas Master Gardener program, offered by the Cooperative Extension Service which is part of the Division of Agriculture.

To learn more about the Arkansas Master Gardener program, contact your county extension office or visit https://www.uaex.edu/yard-garden/master-gardeners/.

For more information about the scholarship, contact Linda Soffer, scholarship chair for the County 76 Master Gardener Program at mg@uaex.edu.

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system. 

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.  

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your county extension office as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

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Media Contact: Julie Treat
(501) 671-2231
jtreat@uaex.edu 

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