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MGHC Scholarships Available for Class of 2011

Master Gardener Class scholarships are available to two (2) people annually who have financial hardship.  Scholarships cover class fees for the fifteen (15) three-hour classes held weekly from January through April.  The training classes are offered on two schedules: Monday nights from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. or Tuesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. – noon.

Application Requirements:

  1. Applicant must have completed 8 hours of volunteer service on a minimum of two approved projects (list to be provided). The 8 hours will count toward certification.
  2. Applicant must be willing to commit to two years participation in the Master Gardener program immediately following the training period. This participation will include service on approved community projects, activities and hotline.  (Applicants will also need to sign and submit the liability waiver form.)
  3. Applicant must include a brief written explanation of the personal value of Master Gardener training.
  4. Applicant must submit the completed application form and the above brief explanation by mail or in person by November 15 to:

Tom Stebbins
Hamilton Co. Agricultural Extension Agent
6183 Adamson Circle
Chattanooga, TN 37416
tstebbins@utk.edu

The Master Gardener Scholarship Application Committee will review each application, conduct a brief interview with each applicant and present its recommendations to the Board. The Master Gardener Board will decide who will receive the scholarships. Winning applicants will be notified in December. Class materials will be presented at the first class meeting.

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