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UVM Extension Master Gardener is pleased to announce that some local EMG chapters are offering partial scholarships for the 2015 UVM Extension Master Gardener course, which begins in February 2015. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is December 1, 2014.

The cost for the 2015 course is $395.00, which includes an online course manual and student materials. An additional charge of $55.00 applies for those who request a printed course manual and student materials.

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of applicants’ interest in the program and willingness to commit to volunteering for EMG projects that educate others in their community. 

To submit a scholarship application, please select from the sites below based on the county you live in and which location you would attend class (applications for people residing outside the local area will not be considered – for example: someone who resides in Windham County cannot apply for a scholarship at the Bennington site, but can apply for the Brattleboro site):

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

  • **Addison County residents only - The Middlebury Garden Club is awarding one full scholarship to Addison County residents only. You may download an application here.
  • VSAC offers Non-Degree Grants, based on financial status. Visit, or call 1-800-642-3177 for an application or questions.

                                                                          Past recipient testimonials

"Receiving the scholarship & taking the EMG course allowed me to begin learning & building a passion for gardening at a younger age, & made it less daunting in a new place. The scholarship allowed me an opportunity for continued learning that I would have delayed otherwise, while also allowing me the opportunity to participate in the educational aspect of the EMG course, & this was a very key priority for me. The scholarship was a stepping stone to many things for me: lifelong learning, cultivating a knowledge of gardening in Vermont, fostering an appreciation for growing food, and most of all, the opportunities to share this with others in our state's communities."  Jessica, 2012 recipient

"As a recipient of a EMG scholarship, it provided me with the support to complete the course and gave me the knowledge & confidence to give back to the community. It has made a great impact on my life. I have met so many master gardeners & learned so much from them. It has been a very positive experience for me. Since completing the course I have volunteered over 1,000 hours! I would have taken the course without the scholarship, but the

local chapter recognized that I wanted to give back to the program & the community." Patti, 2012 recipient

"I most appreciated the sense of pride that I held during the entire experience. The scholarship really motivated me to keep learning, consult the resources provided and to be an active student in class. Because of the scholarship, I became involved more than I would have without it, & therefore became a better EMG. Being a scholarship recipient made me want to learn everything I possibly could in order to represent the program positively. Being new to the area, the EMG course allowed me to forage relationships with those of similar interests & connect with them through common activities." Elly, 2012 recipient


















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