Two $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to high school seniors

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Master Gardeners of Monmouth County are offering $1,000 scholarships to two Monmouth County high school graduating seniors who will be studying horticulture, environmental sciences or engineering, botany or other agriculture related fields.

Applicants must be planning on enrolling in one of these specified areas on a matriculated basis at a New Jersey college or university for the fall 2016 semester.

“I encourage students who are interested in agricultural studies to apply for this scholarship,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry. “These scholarships are a great way to promote the importance of preserving the agriculture of Monmouth County and the state by offering an incentive to study these important fields and encouraging our scholars to attend New Jersey schools.”

The applicant must be a resident of Monmouth County and must have demonstrated an
interest in the fields ofhorticulture and agriculture, as well as landscape or environmental issues, through class work, employment, community service or extra-curricular activities.

Applications are available on the County website at The application, a high school transcript and a letter of recommendation are due by May 1 to the Master Gardeners of Monmouth County. Their office is located at 4000 Kozloski Rd. in Freehold.

For more information contact the Master Gardeners at732-431-7260. Applications will not be accepted online.