The Delaware County Master Gardener Volunteers announce two $2,500 scholarships for Delaware County residents pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture, botany, food science, horticulture, environmental science, or a related field at an ac-credited college, university, or technical school in the United States.

The 2022 scholarships are honoring John Heinz, Delaware County Master Gardener of the Year.

Applications must be submitted by March 18, 2022.

Complete eligibility requirements, and additional information can be found here on the Delaware County Foundation page.

Past Recipients


  • Brynn McGrail

  • Rena Ouyang

  • Elizabeth White (Jack Strader Scholarship)


  • Josiah Bale of Lewis Center, studying Greenhouse and Nursery Management

  • Ella Nichols of Powell, studying Environmental and Agricultural Engineering

Master Gardener of the Year Honorees

Since 2016, the DCMGA scholarship is given in honor of that year's DCMGA Master Gardener of the Year. Those honorees include:

2016 Nora Hiland

2017 Susan Liechty

2018 Charles Glass

2019 Nancy Reynolds

2020 Terri Litchfield

2021 Charlotte Niceswanger

2022 John Heinz

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