Through the years the Smith County Master Gardeners have had events and projects which produce income in support of the needs of the association. One of the primary uses of these funds have been for scholarships which support horticulture students at two state universities.
Texas A & M University – College Station
The 2013 scholarship at TAMU was awarded to is Sara Hollis freshman horticulture major at Texas A&M University. She is active in student organizations, particularly in the Student American Institute of Floral Design and the Student Event Planners Association, both of which benifit her career path as an event planner or working in floral shop.
In her thank you note to the SCMGs she said, ”I would like to say how honored I am to receive this scholarship and what a big help it will be in my dream of graduating from Texas A&M University.”
Stephen F. Austin State University – Nacogdoches
The 2013 scholarship committee was awarded the SCMG scholarship to Jordan Len McGee He grew up in Waxahachie and is currently majoring in horticulture at SFA. He choose the major to learn more about providing more nutritous food for all people by encouraging ‘green’ methods so that we can can come closer to replicating nature’s intended full potential for our crops.
He says, “Thank you for presenting me with this great honor. I will do my best to live up to the expectations that you, SFA and my family have for me.”