2024 Extension Master Gardener Course Scholarships
For the 2024 Extension Master Gardener (EMG) course, we offer a limited number of partial scholarships, thanks to the fundraising efforts of our volunteer-led local EMG Chapters. Chapter scholarships are available to those Vermont residents who would like to successfully pursue Track 1 (volunteer certification) of the course and commit to volunteering in their community following the course. We are not able to provide Chapter scholarships to Track 2 students at this time.
All scholarship applications are due by no later than 5:00 pm E.T. on Friday, December 15, 2023. Late applications will not be considered. Applicants will be notified if they have received a scholarship by January 5, 2024.
The number of scholarships and application materials vary by Chapter, see below for the scholarships offered in your area.
Other Course Funding Options
Should you need a full scholarship to participate in the course, we highly recommend that you pursue a grant from the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC). VSAC provides Short-term Training Advancement Grants (previously known as the Vermont Non-Degree Grant program) that provides funding for non-degree courses and training for income-eligible Vermonters. Read more about VSAC below. There is also funding available for qualifying individuals from Americorps, see below for details.
Extension Master Gardener Manual Accessibility
The course requires students to access the PennState Extension Master Gardener Manual . The manual is available for $75 plus shipping. See accessibility options below.