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Horticulture scholarships announced

The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County will take applications through Friday, April 21, for two 2017 post-secondary scholarships. Each scholarship is $500 and will be awarded this spring.

Applications are open to students who are or will be attending a college or university as a full-time student pursuing or planning to pursue a career in horticulture or horticulture-related field such as floriculture and nursery production, plant breeding and genetics, turfgrass science, landscaping, plant biotechnology, arboriculture, environmental studies or viticulture.

Applicants should be residents of Douglas or Pope County. Scholarships will be awarded based on scholastic success and demonstrated interest in the field of horticulture.

More information including an application form can be accessed at or by calling the University of Minnesota Extension office at (320) 762-3890. The deadline for submission of a completed application is April 21.