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Kent County Master Gardener Scholarship

2022 Scholarship Application

What: $1000 Scholarship for the 2021 - 2022 academic school year.

Who: The scholarship is open to anyone who has been a Kent County Delaware resident for at least two years prior to application date and is enrolled in, or has been accepted by, an accredited college or university to study Plant & Soil Science, or a Horticulture related field. High school seniors are eligible to apply as well as all college year students. Previous year winners and home schooled students are also eligible to apply.

Requirements: The applicant must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be planning to attend a college/university for the 2021-2022 year. The application must include:

  •  A 100+ word essay of education and career goals.
  • Listing of extracurricular clubs/activities, awards and honors received, and hobbies and interests.
  • Two letters of recommendation from non-family members. One academic reference is preferred.
  • Official transcript from your current school.
  • For high school seniors, college/university acceptance letter if received.

The applications will be judged on the GPA, the appropriateness of the field of study, letters of recommendation, leadership activities, and community involvement. The deadline for the application is Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

It is the policy of the Delaware Cooperative Extension System (University of Delaware and Delaware State University cooperating) that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran or handicap status.

The application for the Scholarship can be found here:

2022 MG Scholarship Application


2022 Master Gardener Scholarship Plant sale

In 2021, the Kent County Master Gardeners offered a private virtual plant sale where funds were raised for the 2022 scholarships.  They are planning a virtual plant sale to take place in April 2022.  If you would like to have more information, please send an email to Mpleasanton [at] desu.edu.