The Emma Scott Garden Club in Elkins is announcing a new scholarship program for high school and college students in the area. Two $1,000 scholarships will be offered for those attending or applying to any two- and four-year colleges and universities in West Virginia. The scholarships are renewable every year the student attends college.
“One of most important missions of the Emma Scott Garden Club is to engage our young people in the outdoors, developing a love for gardening, care for the environment and study of the natural sciences. We hope to encourage more students to pursue careers in these areas by easing their financial burden,” stated Linda Shomo, club president.
The applicants must reside in one of the eight surrounding counties – Barbour, Grant, Hardy, Lewis, Mineral, Pendleton, Randolph, Tucker, or Upshur. They must also major in the natural sciences such as biology, agriculture, forestry, environmental management or similar majors.
The application deadline is Feb, 1 of each year with the scholarships awarded by May 1.
To learn more, the students should contact their local guidance counselor or financial aid office.