2022 Master Gardener Scholarship WINNER Announced!!

MG Scholarship

Lilly Taylor is presented with the 12th annual Union County Master Gardener $1500 scholarship award at the North Union High School Senior Scholarship & Awards Program by Audrey Kise representing the Master Gardener Scholarship Committee on May 18.

The Union County Master Gardeners is a not-for-profit organization that promotes environmentally sound, research-based gardening practices primarily to residents of Union County under the auspices of The Ohio State University Extension of Union County.

The motto of the Union County Master Gardeners is To Teach – To Learn – To Serve.  Our mission is to improve horticultural knowledge and practices in Union County by providing education for the public and our members.  One of the ways we provide education is to sponsor a scholarship to a Union County resident who is pursuing a plant science degree at a college, university or technical school.

Taylor has been very active in the North Union High School FFA chapter as an officer and as a member of the agronomy team.  In national competition, she placed second in both team and individual categories.  She is a member of a VEX Robotics Ohio State Qualified Team.  As a well-rounded student, she has numerous FFA awards, athletic awards, academic recognition, and volunteer experience through her church, school and community activities.

In her essay on the importance of plant science, she states that she plans to major in Material Science engineering with a minor in horticulture and engineering management.  She will be attending Texas A & M University.  As a materials scientist and horticulturist, she will combine her knowledge of structures and crop health to create new methods that will increase crop yield while still producing a high quality crop quickly.


2023 Union County Master Gardener Scholarship

The  Union County Master Gardeners are a specially trained volunteer group helping The Ohio State University Extension to educate and assist the community in horticultural pursuits.  The Association is pleased to announce that they will award a $2000 scholarship to a Union County resident in 2023 who will be or is currently pursuing a Plant Science degree at a college, university or technical school. 

Only one scholarship will be awarded per year.  Applicants are eligible to apply in future years.  


Graduating high school seniors or others who have not started their classes at the college, university or technical school must present an ACCEPTANCE LETTER FROM THE COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OR TECHNICAL SCHOOL and a HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT.  

Applicants who have started their program of college study must submit a TRANSCRIPT FROM THE COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OR TECHNICAL SCHOOL.  

Deadline:  The scholarship committee must receive your application packet by close of business (4:30 pm) March 30, 2023.  Your application will not be considered if it is not complete.  Completed applications may be mailed or hand delivered to the following address: 

Master Gardener Scholarship
OSU Extension of Union County
18000 St. Rt. 4, Suite E
Marysville, OH 43040

Help:  If you have questions you may contact the Master Gardener Scholarship Committee by emailing audrey.kise@gmail.com with the subject line: MG Scholarship

Checklist:  Please include all the following in your application packet.

  • Personal Information and Tell Us More about You Sheets
  • Transcript from the college, university or technical school, OR Letter of Acceptance and high school transcript (Grade point average will be a tie breaker if necessary)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Signature and permission to check information.

To download a PDF Format of the scholarship packet "Click Here for the Master Gardener Scholarship Packet"