1. The PCMGA will award up to three annual non-renewable scholarships of $1,000 each to a
college sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in the field of landscape design, horticulture,
botany, or a closely-related field. Applications are due in the Porter County Extension Office
by April 1st of the year for which the scholarship is being requested. This means that a freshman in
college at the time of application would be applying for the scholarship award for his/her sophomore
year. Applicants must originally be from Porter County or the immediate surrounding area.
Preference may be given to Porter County residents.
2. Please attach the most recent official transcript of the applicant’s college grades as well as
a copy of his/her high school grade transcript.
3. A letter of recommendation from a person unrelated to the applicant is helpful but not required.
4. The application form is to be completed in its entirety. Typing is preferred but not required;
however, if writing is illegible, the application will not be considered. Please use black ink.
The essay questions may be answered on a separate sheet of paper that is attached to the
application. The applicant must write his/her name in the upper right corner of any attached
5. Winners will be notified of his/her scholarship sometime prior to June 1st. An acceptance
form to be signed by the winner and returned to the PCMGA will be included. The scholarship
award will be sent directly to the college or university where the recipient is enrolled after the
PCMGA has received documentation of the recipient’s next semester class schedule.
6. In the event that funds are unavailable or there is no qualified applicant, the PCMGA will not
award a scholarship for that year.
7. Any scholarship recipient must be willing to allow the PCMGA to publicize the scholarship
award in local media outlets as well as Master Gardener publications.
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The Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service is an Affirmative Action, equal
access/equal opportunity institution.
2010 Scholarship Winners
Jessica Lee Barnes, and
with PCMGA Ways & Means
Chair, LuAnn Troxel.
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|2011 Scholarship Winners
Hannah Feller, Landscape Horticulture &
Design major, Purdue University, who
expects to graduate in 2014, is from
Valparaiso. She is active in Lafayette Urban
Ministry, Lifecare and other volunteer
organizations and would love someday to
own her own flower shop or work on
residential landscape design.
Sara Noe, Landscape Architecture major,
Purdue University, expects to graduate in
2015. Originally from LaPorte, Sara worked in
her father's nursery, has been active
volunteering for March of Dimes, and enjoys
creative writing in her spare time.