VALPARAISO | In keeping with their goals of community outreach and "helping others grow" the Porter County Master Gardeners Association invite individuals, groups, or charitable organizations from Porter County to apply for $1,000 scholarships, $500 community service donations, or $250 community grants.
Deadline for each application is April 1. Visit www.pcgarden.info/philanthropy.html.
PCMGA will award up to three, annual, nonrenewable scholarships of $1,000 each to a college sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in the field of landscape design, horticulture, botany or a closely related field.
The Community Service donations of up to $500 will be awarded to organizations involved in some way in gardening or horticulture as explained in the application.
PCMGA also gives Community Grants and Edible Community Garden grants of up to $250 each to individuals or groups who have a gardening or horticulture project proposal. This includes, but is not limited to, public and private school teachers, Sunday School teachers, Boys & Girls Club leaders, 4-H Clubs, community organizations and volunteer individuals. These grants must be for project materials only -- not labor.