County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:

March 6, 2018   



Master Gardeners Offer Scholarships

Two scholarships of up to $2,000 to be awarded to high school seniors

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Master Gardeners of Monmouth County are offering scholarships of up to $2,000 to two Monmouth County college students or high school graduating seniors who will be studying horticulture, environmental sciences or engineering, botany or other agriculture related fields.


Applicants must be planning to major in one of these specified areas on a matriculated basis at any college or university for the fall 2018 semester.


“I encourage students who are interested in agricultural studies to apply for this scholarship,” said Freeholder Deputy Director 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 of horticulture and agriculture, as well as landscape or environmental issues, through class work, employment, community service or extracurricular 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.


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