Master Gardener Volunteers offer Scholarships to Putnam Students

Master Gardener Volunteers offer Scholarships to Putnam Students

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County Master Gardener Volunteers are offering two scholarships of $500 this year.  Residents of Putnam County who are graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply for the scholarships for the study of Plant Science, Horticulture, Floriculture, Architectural Landscape Design, Forestry, Botany or other environmentally related program.

Students must be Putnam County residents but can attend any high school or be home-schooled.  Awardees must plan to pursue advanced education in a recognized institution of higher learning. Past recipients have attended programs in Environmental Science and Sustainability at Cornell University and SUNY Plattsburg, Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy at R.I.T., and Wildlife and Conservation Law at Unity College.

More details about the scholarship, the application form and eligibility criteria are available through high schools’ guidance offices and online at

We encourage all students who meet the criteria to apply for these scholarships.

Deadline for application is April 30, 2017

Together with the professional horticulture staff of Cornell Cooperative Extension, Master Gardener Volunteers offer adult education workshops, staff the daily (9-12) Horticulture Hotline, answer plant and insect questions at the Cold Spring Farmers Market, host plant sales and work with gardeners at the Tilly Foster Farm Community Garden.  Master Gardener volunteers help link Putnam County residents  with evidence-based information from Cornell University and other land-grant colleges to help people use natural resources wisely, to become more confident home gardeners, and to landscape with the environment in mind.


For more information and how to obtain the scholarship application forms please contact: Master Gardener Volunteers of Putnam County Scholarship Committee Cathy Croft, Chair, (845) 279-6925 or visit