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The Saskatoon Horticultural Society
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The Butterfield Scholarship

The Saskatoon Horticultural Society (SHS) invites applications from future Masters Gardeners for scholarship funding to complete the University of Saskatchewan Master Gardener. These scholarships will be awarded annually. Funds will be distributed to the successful applicant(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 within 2 years of being awarded the scholarship by providing assistance as requested on various projects that are done within the Society that they are a member. The successful applicant(s) will submit a log of their volunteer hours to the SHS by Sept. 1 each year. Consideration will be given to hours volunteered in the past 4 years.

  3. To be eligible for reimbursement under this scholarship, successful applicants must complete the Master Gardener workshops within 4 years of the starting date. Re-imbursement will be given when the applicant has completed all the core classes plus has successfully completed the take home exam of either program.

  4. Receipts issued by the respective programs for Home Study and workshops only must be submitted to the SHS . Receipts will not be returned to the participant(s).

  5. Each awarded scholarship will be a maximum of $600.00.

  6. Applicants who are awarded the scholarship cannot submit educational expenses to Revenue Canada for the courses reimbursed.

  7. Applications will be accepted throughout the 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:

    Saskatoon Horticultural Society
    Box 161
    Saskatoon, SK., S7K 3K4



  8. 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.

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.

The Butterfield 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.

The Butterfield Scholarship Award records will be kept by the Scholarship Committee and the SHS Treasurer.

Butterfield-Scholarship-Application-Form
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 Prairie Horticulture Certificate Scholarship

The Saskatoon Horticultural Society (SHS) invites applications for scholarship funding to complete their Saskatchewan Prairie Horticultural Certificate (PHC). A scholarship will be awarded annually. Funds will be awarded to the successful applicant in the form of reimbursement for the initial registration fee and each of the 9 required courses up to the stated amount below.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Individuals must be an enthusiastic Horticulturalist willing to share his/her time and gardening with others.

  2. The applicant will volunteer 20 hours with a Horticultural Society in Saskatchewan.

  3. To be eligible for reimbursement under this scholarship the successful applicant must be registered through the University of Saskatchewan and complete the program within 4 to 5 years and must be a Saskatchewan resident.

  4. Official receipts plus transcripts showing successful completion of classes issued by the University Registrar must be submitted to the SHS. The first reimbursement will be given for the registration fee and the first 5classes and the second reimbursement will be issued after the last 4 classes, which will complete the program. The official receipts will be returned to the scholarship recipient with the cheque.

  5. Applicants for the scholarship must have completed the 2 required classes of Botany and Soil Science for all 4 strands in the PHC program before applying.

  6. The scholarship will be $1,000.00 in total and one scholarship is issued per University academic year.

  7. Applications must be received by September 30 To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the attached application form and written essay. Applications along with the essay should be mailed to:

    Saskatoon Horticultural Society
    box 161
    Saskatoon SK, S7K 3K4

    Current and Past Directors of the SHS are not excluded from applying for the scholarship and will be subjected to the same guidelines as all applicants. Any applicant may contact the President or any other Director for further information and/or directions.

  8. The successful applicant will be contacted within 30 to 60 days of deadline date of September 30th. Announcement of the award will be made and presented at the SHS AGM.

The Award Committee will consist of 3 to 4 Directors and/or Members at Large who will be responsible for the administration of the Scholarship and for the final selection of the scholarship recipient. A log of the Scholarship Awards shall be kept by both, the Award Committee and SHS Treasurer.

The PHC Scholarship will be publicized annually. The coverage will include the SHS website, e-mail, Members Newsletter, PHC students, The Gardener for the Prairies, U of S Horticultural Club, U of S Biology Club and all SHS events and media coverage.

Prairie Horticulture Certificate  Scholarship Application Form
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