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Glacial Gardeners scholarships available

FLORENCE, Wis. — Glacial Gardeners Master Gardener Association Volunteers have announced that the Inga Fleming Memorial Scholarship will once again be available to area residents.

Students pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree in one of the following qualifying majors are eligible: agriculture or applied economics, agricultural education, agronomy, botany, entomology, environmental sciences, forest service, horticulture, landscape architecture, plant pathology, soil science or wildlife Ecology.

Students may be first year or returning.

Applications for the $500 award are available at all high school counselor offices in Iron and Dickinson counties in Michigan as well as Florence and the Niagara corner of Marinette counties in Wisconsin along with the Financial Aid Offices at Bay West College and NWTC. Applications are also available online at www.florence.extension.wisc.edu. Deadline for application is June 1.

To date, Glacial Gardeners have awarded $22,000 in scholarships. Glacial Gardeners are a Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteer Association and work in conjunction with UW-Extension to extend university-based research on horticulture to the general public.

They are involved in many projects in local communities and with schools. It is through the plant sales that are held the last Saturday in May that the money is raised to fund these scholarships and other projects.

If there are any questions they can be sent to glacial.gardeners@gmail.com.

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