Master Gardener scholarship

4-H scholarships

Hebe Gordon 4-H Scholarship

High School Scholarships

Master Gardener Volunteers are offering two scholarships of $500 this year.

Residents of Putnam County who are graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply for the scholarships for the study of Plant Science, Horticulture, Floriculture, Architectural Landscape Design, Forestry, Botany or other environmentally related program.

Students must be Putnam County residents but can attend any high school or be home-schooled. Awardees must plan to pursue advanced education in a recognized institution of higher learning. Past recipients have attended programs in Environmental Science and Sustainability at Cornell University and SUNY Plattsburg, Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy at R.I.T., and Wildlife and Conservation Law at Unity College.

Download the 2021 application here.  Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2021.

Together with the professional horticulture staff of Cornell Cooperative Extension, Master Gardener Volunteers offer adult education workshops, staff the daily (9-12) Horticulture Hotline, answer plant and insect questions at the Cold Spring Farmers Market, host plant sales and work with gardeners at the Tilly Foster Farm Community Garden.Master Gardener volunteers help link Putnam County residents with evidence-based information from Cornell University and other land-grant colleges to help people use natural resources wisely, to become more confident home gardeners, and to landscape with the environment in mind.

For more information on the scholarship: Master Gardener Volunteers of Putnam County Scholarship Committee Jane-Ellen Malinowski

Hebe Gordon 4-H Scholarship

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County will award at least (1) scholarship annually, pending receipt of successfully completed Scholarship applications, to a young person who has been actively engaged in the 4-H Club Program for at least (3) years, and who will be pursuing further education upon high school graduation. 4-H Horse Club and 4-H Animal Science Club applicants will be given higher priority in the award process. Applicants must be a resident of Putnam County and be in their senior year of high school. It is not necessary for the applicant to be a currently enrolled 4-H Member.

The Hebe Gordon Memorial 4-H Horse & Animal Science application must be completed by the applicant,  in his/her own handwriting or typed. It must be approved by his/her 4-H Club or former Club Leader and by a Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County 4-H Educator (If the club has disbanded and the applicant cannot contact the former leader for his/her signature, the applicant should discuss this with the 4-H Educator).

The application must be received by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County no later than June 11, 2021. Please return the completed application to: Dena Altavilla

Last updated January 29, 2021