The Walton County Master Gardeners will award a scholarship to a Walton or Holmes County high school senior or Walton or Holmes County resident currently attending college or technical school and interested in furthering their education in floriculture/horticulture. Specific areas of interest may include landscaping, nursery/garden center management, floriculture, forestry, grounds and turf management, parks, environmental sciences and natural resources and/or other agriculturally related fields.

Award(s) will be paid jointly to the student and the school. A good scholastic record, special interests and commitment to a floriculture/horticulture career are considerations when awarding the scholarship.

Applications are available for the 2017-2018 school year in the Guidance Counselors’ Offices at Walton or Holmes high schools, online at, and at the University of Florida/Walton Extension Office, 732 N. 9th Street in DeFuniak Springs. For more information, contact Daniel Leonard at or 850-892-8172. The deadline to apply is April 3.