Please provide the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
- How much can you contribute up front towards the $ 425-course fee?
- Can you meet all of the course requirements? Can you complete all the assignments? Review the program webpage and then write a paragraph explaining your understanding of the Master Gardener course requirements.
- Our program provides partial funding only to students that are interested in pursuing Master Gardener Certification (Track 1) and volunteering within their communities, and who have already begun to plan how they will volunteer. After you have communicated with project leaders to determine a good project for you, please provide us with the project name, contact person(s), partner organization(s), what you will teach and how, and the timeline. You may reach out for help to our volunteer coordinator Cindy Heath –email@example.com, or refer to the project list on our website.
- We require that all partial scholarship recipients provide us with a 1-page report and 2 photos of your volunteer project by January 31st of the year following the course. These articles will be featured in the spring edition of our statewide newsletter. Are you able to fulfill this request without a reminder? Please explain how you will fulfill this request.
Other Sources of Assistance
AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at 21,600 unique sites including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Contact the National Service Hotline at: 1-800-942-2677 or submit a question to AmeriCorps via webform. Students use their AmeriCorps education stipend funds to cover the course fee.
- The student logs into their AmeriCorps account to fill out the form. They select UVM as the Institution, and select Non-Credit Course, and include the Start and End Date.
- The student contacts firstname.lastname@example.org to provide their contact information to register for the course, and to ask for UVM to go in and verify their enrollment.
- Once the student's enrollment has been verified by UVM, the student receives a voucher from AmeriCorps indicating they will cover the course fee.
- The student provides a copy of the "paper voucher" to email@example.com to register for the Master Gardener Course
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 (be sure to select UVM Vermont Master Gardener Program as the Agency Name). Once the student receives verification they have been awarded a grant, the student must contact the master gardener state office to complete their registration - 802-656-9562.
The Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Vermont Department of Labor
Provides funds to any Vermonter dealing with a disability that affects employment. Visit the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for more information.
Middlebury Garden Club
Addison County Residents Only - The Middlebury Garden Club is offering one full scholarship to Addison County residents. Visit the Middlebury Garden Club website for the application.
Bennington County Residents Only - The Bennington UVM Extension Master Gardener Chapter is offering two $250.00 scholarships for the 2020 course. Download the application here. If any questions, please contact Dorothy Sundquist @ firstname.lastname@example.org