Partial scholarships are available to Vermont residents only.

Tentative Scholarship Application Review Schedule

Subject to change based on conference and course dates.

Annual Conference

  • Applications typically due October 1-October 31; applications are reviewed at the end of October.

Extension Master Gardener Course

  • Applications typically due December 1-December 31; applications are reviewed the first week of January (after the UVM Winter holiday) 

To learn more about other sources of funding, see the dropdowns below.

Master Gardener Course Textbooks

If you are unable to afford the purchase of a course book(s) you may borrow the book(s) from a library. If you don't live in any of the cities or towns listed below you may go to your local library branch and request the book via the CLOVER interlibrary loan system. The book will be transfered to your local library. Please keep in mind that the public library loan period may be shorter then the duration of the course, so you may need to renew the book several times. This period varies by library, so be sure to ask at your local branch about their loan period policies. Some libraries will offer an extended loan period, so be sure to ask your local library if this is possible.

One copy of the Penn State Master Gardener Manual, and one copy of the Landscape Plants of Vermont will be available begining in the Fall of 2021 at the following locations.

  1. Montpelier- Kellog-Hubbard Library
  2. Rutland-Rutland Free Library
  3. Brattleboro-Brooks Memorial Library
  4. St. Johnsbury-Athenaeum Library
  5. St. Albans-St. Albans Free Library
  6. Burlington-Flectcher Free Library
  7. Burlington-UVM-Howe Library

The Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Provides funds to any Vermonter dealing with a disability that affects employment. Visit for more information. 


Bennington Residents

A $250 scholarship is available to Bennington County residents interested in learning more about the fundamentals of home gardening focused on plant and soil sciences. Contact Dottie Sundquist with questions.

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)

VSAC offers Non-Degree Grants, based on financial status. To apply, you must first create a MyVSAC username and password, or call 1-800-642-3177 for an application or questions. Once the student receives verification they have been awarded a grant, the student must contact the Continuing Education Office to complete their registration.


 Contact the National Service Hotline at: 1-800-942-2677 or submit a question to AmeriCorps via webform.

Students can use their AmeriCorps educational stipend to cover the course fee and should contact Continuing Education to register for the course.