Horticultural education is a primary mission of the Gwinnett County Master Gardeners Association (GCMGA) through sharing our knowledge with the community and fostering advanced education.
To support area horticultural students, GCMGA has established a scholarship fund at Gwinnett Technical College. Gwinnett Master Gardeners have a long-standing relationship with Gwinnett Tech in providing educational programs for our members and supporting mutual goals. GCMGA previously contributed to a memorial scholarship at Gwinnett Tech established by the family of Master Gardener Helen Dyer.
The scholarship funds will be awarded for the 2013 fall semester to two qualifying students. GCMGA members will have the opportunity to meet the scholarship recipients at a GCMGA meeting next year. As a qualification requirement for the scholarship, the students will make a presentation to the organization on their horticultural career goals.
GCMGA has also made a contribution to the Georgia Master Gardeners Association (GMGA) Scholarship Fund. This scholarship was initiated in 2011 on behalf of all Master Gardeners statewide. The purpose of the scholarship is to benefit a Georgia resident majoring in horticulture and to further the commitment to education and support of the University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and Cooperative Extension.