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Carson scholarship application deadline March 10

By Mary Hightower                                                                              
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Jan. 13, 2017 

Fast Facts:

  • County 76 Master Gardeners to award $1,000 scholarship
  • Scholarship for college-bound senior pursuing horticulture or ag-related degree
  • Applications due March 10 

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LITTLE ROCK – College-bound high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in horticulture or other agriculture-related fields are eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship named in honor of extension horticulture specialist Janet Carson. 


The scholarship is being offered by County 76, the statewide advisory group for the Arkansas Master Gardener program, part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service.

The amount will apply to the 2017-18 academic year. The deadline to apply is March 10. 

“This scholarship is a way to encourage those who desire a career in one of the horticulture or agriculture-related fields,” said Julie Treat, an extension horticulture program technician with the Division of Agriculture. “These fields can include botany, agronomy, forestry, plant science, turf management, landscape architecture or landscape design.” 

The application may be downloaded as a PDF or Word document from: The completed application should be returned to: County 76 Master Gardener Scholarship Committee; c/o Holly Beason; 2301 South University Avenue; Little Rock, Arkansas 72204 no later than March 10, 2017.  It is anticipated that the scholarships will be awarded in May of 2017. 

Please contact Jane Burrow at with any questions. 

To learn more about the Master Gardener program, visit


The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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