The PCMGA will award up to three annual, non-renewable scholarships of $1,000 each to a college sophomore, junior, or senior who is majoring in the field of landscape design, horticulture, botany, or a closely-related field. The decision to give the scholarship award rests fully with the Porter County Master Gardeners Association.
Applicants must originally be from Porter County or the immediate surrounding area. Preference may be given to Porter County residents.
A freshman in college at the time of application would be applying for the scholarship award for his/her sophomore year.
Please attach the most recent official transcript of the applicant’s college grades as well as a copy of his/her high school grade transcript.
A letter of recommendation from a person unrelated to the applicant is helpful but not required.
The application form is to be completed in its entirety. Typing is preferred but not required; however, if writing is illegible, the application will not be considered. Please use black ink. The essay questions may be answered on a separate sheet of paper that is attached to the application. The applicant must write his/her name in the upper right corner of any attached page.
Winners will be notified of his/her scholarship sometime prior to June 1st. An acceptance form to be signed by the winner and returned to the PCMGA will be included. The scholarship award will be sent directly to the college or university where the recipient is enrolled after the PCMGA has received documentation of the recipient’s next semester class schedule.
In the event that funds are unavailable or there is no qualified applicant, the PCMGA will not award a scholarship for that year.
Any scholarship recipient must be willing to allow the PCMGA to publicize the scholarship award in local media outlets as well as Master Gardener publications.