UACES Facebook Application period open for Janet B. Carson Scholarship

Application period open for Janet B. Carson Scholarship

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

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LITTLE ROCK – High school seniors looking toward earning a degree in a plant-science related field have an opportunity to apply for the $1,000 Janet B. Carson Scholarship, awarded annually by the County 76 Master Gardeners. 

The application deadline is March 10, 2016, for the scholarship that will apply to the 2016-17 academic year.

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.

The Master Gardener Program is a part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service.

“With its focus on education, the Master Gardener program is offering this scholarship to encourage others to enter those academic and professional fields our members enjoy so much,” said Julie Treat, extension horticulture program technician for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. 

This is the third year the scholarship is being offered. 

The application is available online at (  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, 2016. It is anticipated that the scholarships will be awarded in early June of 2016.

Please contact Mimi Cox at with any questions.                                                          

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to 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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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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