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Glacial Gardeners awards scholarships

FLORENCE, Wis.—Glacial Gardeners Master Gardener Association awards scholarships each year to students residing in Iron and Dickinson counties in Michigan and Florence and the Niagara area of Marinette counties in Wisconsin.
    Students can be first-year or returning and must be pursuing a two- or four-year degree in one of the following qualifying majors/degrees: agricultural and applied economics, agricultural education, agronomy (soil management and crop production), botany (physiology, structure, genetics, ecology, distribution, classification and economic importance of plants), entomology, environmental science, forest service, horticulture, landscape architecture,  plant pathology, soil science, or wildlife ecology.
     To date, Glacial Gardeners has awarded $11,800 in area scholarships.  
    Applications for scholarships are available at all high school guidance offices, the UW-Extension office in Florence or can be requested at glacial.gardeners@gmail.com.
    Glacial Gardeners Master Gardener Association volunteers, under the guidance of UW-Extension, bring university-based research of horticultural and environmental concern to the public. They meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Lower Level of the Natural Resource Center in Florence.  Members of the public are invited to join and need not be Master Gardener Volunteers. More information is available at http://www.wimastergardener.org/?q=Glacial.