(Juneau) The Dodge County Master Gardener Association has awarded two scholarships to two high school seniors who are planning a career in some area of horticulture.Sarah Gruenberger from Lomira has received a $1000 scholarship and Kyler Schaalma from the Beaver Dam area has received a $500 scholarship. Gruenberger will attend the University of Wisconsin, Platteville where her major will be horticulture and agronomy. Schaalma will attend Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton where his major field of study will be agriculture power equipment. The scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors from any public high school, parochial high school or home school in Dodge County. The student must have applied to a two or four-year accredited college or technical school that has a program leading to a degree or certification in the horticulture area. Careers may include, but are not limited to teaching, plant pathology, agronomy, agricultural engineer, landscape contractor or landscape architect.
The Dodge County Master Gardeners meet on the fourth Thursday of the month and host educational programs on a wide variety of horticultural topics. Master Gardeners assist UW – Extension staff in sharing horticultural information with the public. Master Gardeners work on a wide array of projects in the Dodge County area by providing gardening support and education to community organizations like nursing homes, schools, historical societies, parks and youth programs.
For more information about the Master Gardener Association and upcoming educational opportunities, contact the Dodge County UW Extension office at 920-386-3790, visit the website at http://dodge.uwex.edu/master-gardener/ , email: [email protected] or connect on Facebook.
Above: The Dodge County Master Gardener Association awarded Sarah Gruenberger from Lomira High School a $1,000 scholarship for the upcoming school year. Pictured from left are Marie Gruenberger, Sarah, and Chuck Gruenberger.
Below: The Dodge County Master Gardener Association awarded Kyler Schaalma a $500 scholarship for the upcoming school year. Pictured from left are Kyler and his mother Kristine Schaalma.