Awarded by the Saskatoon Horticultural
Horticultural Society (SHS)
invites applications from future Masters Gardeners for scholarship
funding to complete their University
of Saskatchewan Master Gardener
or Prairie Master Gardener programs. These scholarships will be awarded
annually. Funds will be distributed to the successful applicants(s) in the form
of reimbursement of the initial registration fee and each of the 7 core
workshops as they are completed. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. The individual(s)
must be an enthusiastic gardener willing to share
their time and garden knowledge with others.
2. The successful
applicant(s) must be members of a Saskatchewan Horticultural Society in good standing
and willing to serve 20 volunteer hours in providing assistance as requested on
various projects that are done within the Society that they are a member of.
3. To be eligible for
reimbursement under this scholarship, successful applicants must complete
the Master Gardener workshops, of either program, within 4 years of the
starting date. The first reimbursement will be given when the applicant(s) have
completed 4 core courses, the second reimbursement will be given when the
applicant(s) have completed the last 3 core courses plus have successful
completed the take home exam of either program
4. Official receipts
issued by the respective programs for Home Study and workshops only must
be submitted to the SHS. The
official receipts will be returned to the participant(s) with the cheque.
5. Each awarded
scholarship will be a maximum of $600.00.
6. Applications must be
received by March 31st and/or August 31st of each year.
To apply for this scholarship please fill out the following application. Write
a paper about 300 words on one of the topics listed on the last page of this
application. Any applicant may contact the President or any other Director for
further directions or information. Applications should be mailed to:
Box 161 \Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3K4
Current or Past Directors of the SHS
are not excluded from applying for the scholarship and will be subjected to the
same guidelines as all participants.
7. Applicants who were not
awarded a scholarship in April may reapply to be considered in October of
each year. One or two scholarships will be awarded each year.
The Award Committee will
consist of 3 to 4 Directors and or Members at Large who will be responsible for
the administration of the Butterfield Scholarship and for the final
selection of the award winners. Their decision is final.
Scholarship will be publicized annually. The coverage will include the SHS website, e-mail, Member Newsletter, The
Gardener for the Prairies, the Master Gardener Newsletter and all SHS events and media coverage.
Scholarship Award records will be kept by the Scholarship Committee and the SHS Treasurer.