Local students awarded Baldwin County Master Gardeners Scholarship

Staff Report
Posted 10/5/22

Six Baldwin County former or present high school students received the Baldwin County Master Gardeners (BCMG) annual scholarship. The scholarships totaled $12,500."We are pleased with the quality and …

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Local students awarded Baldwin County Master Gardeners Scholarship

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Six Baldwin County former or present high school students received the Baldwin County Master Gardeners (BCMG) annual scholarship. The scholarships totaled $12,500.
"We are pleased with the quality and quantity of this year's applicants," Sam Andrews, scholarship committee head, said. "We were able to give $12,500 for the 2022-23 academic years to winners who are pursuing plant-related careers as they pursue higher education."
Recipients are Daphne's Garrett T. Springs, studying agriscience as a senior at Auburn School of Agriculture; Fairhope's Aven Brasher, sophomore at Mississippi State University, majoring in landscape architecture; Robertsdale's Colton Bostwick, studying general studies at Coastal Community College in preparation for an Auburn University forestry degree; Orange Beach High School's Mary Michelle Conway, freshman at Auburn, studying forestry; Robertsdale High School's Alison McDaniel, studying general studies at Coastal Alabama Community College pursuing an agricultural business & economics degree; and Gulf Shores' Vivian Mendez, a freshman at Coastal Community College studying environmental science.
Students must be Baldwin County residents and enrolled in plant-related studies as a full-time student to be eligible for the scholarship. Plant-based studies include horticulture, farming, forestry, landscape, architecture, bioengineering, gardening, extension agent, nursery operations, etc.
Previous scholarship recipients can apply for renewal scholarships. Scholarship funds are raised from BCMG's annual spring plant sale. The current application period is Jan. 1 – March 15, 2023. Notifications occur in April and May. Additional information can be found on the BCMG website at baldwinmastergardeners.com/scholarship. This is the 20th year the BCMG scholarships have been awarded, for a cumulative total of $92,000.

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