The Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association annually awards up to six $1,500 Memorial Scholarships to eligible graduating high school and home school seniors in the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren and the City of Winchester.
Download the 2023 NSVMGA Memorial Scholarship Application for more information, including all eligibility criteria.
Deadline for application is March 31, 2023.
The goal of the Memorial Scholarships is to encourage students to focus on a horticultural-related field while attending college and to continue volunteering and supporting their communities. Pictured are several of the 2019 Scholarship recipients: Cynthia Fairbanks, Julija Martin, and Mikalyla St.Claire, along with Extension Master Gardener Cathy Dickey.
The scholarships are a memorial to those active NSVMGA Extension Master Gardeners who died during their volunteer service to the VCE Master Gardener program.
The NSVMGA Scholarship Review Committee will base awards on scholastic merit and stated requirements in the application form. Additional eligibility criteria include student volunteerism and membership in an agricultural, horticultural, or related science-based community service organization, such as FFA, 4-H, Humane Society, etc. and plans to attend an accredited college or university (two or four-year program) to pursue a degree that will lead to a career in an agriculture- or horticulture-related field.
Along with the application, letters of recommendation are required from a faculty member and volunteer-organization leader. In addition, students must provide a letter to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson that addresses why the student is deserving of the scholarship and goals the student has set for the future.
Recipients of the awards will be notified in May 2023.
Contact Memorial Scholarship Chairperson Lynn Hoffmann with any questions.