CCMGA'S ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
With tuition fees at a four-year college or university rising every year, many students need help making ends meet. Scholarships can help cover college expenses. The Collin County Master Gardeners Association, an integral part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M University System, will award two individual $2,000 scholarships to students interested in the study of horticulture related fields.
Each scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors (Class of 2017) who are verifiable residents of Collin County and plan to attend a Texas college or university and intend to select any one of the following as their college major: botany, entomology, horticulture, environmental science, or forestry.
Applications, along with references and a 400-word essay describing the applicants’ college goals must be received by Dr. Greg Church, Collin County Extension Agent for Horticulture, Texas A&M AgriLifeExtension Service–Collin County, 825 McDonald Street, Suite 150, McKinney, TX 75069, no later than 4 p.m. April 14, 2017.
CCMGA 2016 Academic Scholarhip Recipient
The CCMGA is pleased to announce Eric Thomas as the 2016 Collin County Master Gardeners Association Scholarship recipient. Eric will graduate this year from Plano West Senior High School and intends to major in Environmental Studies at the University of Kansas this fall.
The CCMGA Scholarship committee received several strong qualifying applications this year from Frisco, McKinney, Farmersville and Plano senior high school students.
The Committee was impressed with Eric’s stellar academic performance, his references, and notably the initiative he showed in applying for and participating in the Mayor’s Summer Internship Program where he worked alongside Plano city planners to assist with demographic analysis and the finalizing of the city’s comprehensive plan.
Article by Geralyn Kever, Collin County Master Gardener and Scholarship Committee Member