Kent County Master Gardeners offering scholarships for 2024


DOVER — Kent Master Gardeners will be awarding three $1,500 scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year to students who have been a Kent County Delaware resident for at least two years prior to the application date and who is enrolled in, or have been accepted by, an accredited college or university to study plant and soil science or a horticulture-related field.

The Master Gardeners raise the money for the scholarships at their annual plant sale.

In order to be eligible for the scholarships, the student must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and include a 100-plus word essay of education and career goals, along with a listing of extracurricular clubs/activities, awards and honors received, and hobbies and interests.

Further information and applications can be obtained from the Delaware State University Master Gardener website. Questions can be directed to,

Two letters of reference/recommendation from a nonfamily member must also be included. One academic reference is preferred. The scholarship is paid directly to the college or university.

The applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

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