Deadline nears for $1,000 scholarship from Master Gardeners in Erie County

horticultural student photo illustration in Amherst NY
Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County Master Gardener Program volunteers are offering a $1,000 scholarship to college-bound seniors who reside and attend school in Erie County.

Students must be accepted by a recognized, accredited college or university in New York State to study horticulture, botany or a related field. Related fields may include but are not limited to agriculture, entomology, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, forestry, genetics, food technology, landscape design, sustainable agriculture, urban geography and urban planning.

Applications must be received by 4 p.m. Friday, April 3 in the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office.

Completed applications must be submitted by mail to the Cornell Cooperative Extension Erie County office, Master Gardener College Scholarship, 21 S. Grove St., East Aurora, NY 14052.

See more information and applications here. For more information, contact the Master Gardener Program office at 716-652-5400, ext. 150 or

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