Scholarships may help students pursue agriculture degrees

January 25, 2012

Although earning a postsecondary education can improve your chances of finding a high salary job, it can be difficult to pay for the cost of college. The expenses of college, textbooks and housing can add up, making it difficult for individuals to obtain a degree.

However, college grants and scholarships are becoming a popular go-to for young adults who want to achieve their goal of going to college. Recently, the Master Gardeners of the University of Georgia (UGA) Cooperative Extension office in Coweta County announced that it is now accepting scholarships, according to the Times-Herald.

The Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Scholarship Committee is looking to financially assist high school students who aspire to embark on a career path in agriculture, environmental science or horticulture. Recipients will receive $1,500 to put toward a college education. In order to qualify, applicants must have an average of a B grade in school.

College grants and scholarships are ideal for a number of reasons. Unlike education loans, they don't have to be repaid in the future. Grants and scholarships can pay for everything from tuition to housing.

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