Master Gardener Helpines

2022 Kent County Master Gardener

The Kent Master Gardeners will award a $1000 Scholarship for the 2021 - 2022 academic school year.

The Master Gardeners raise the money for the scholarships at their annual plant sale, which is held annually on the last Saturday in April at the Delaware State University greenhouse.

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.