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Clatsop County Master Gardener Association Scholarship

Established in the fall of 2001, this scholarship recognizes an outstanding Clatsop County student(s) who expresses an interest in horticulture. Future fields of study can include but are not limited to forestry, plant biology, agriculture, landscape architecture/design, floristry, landscape maintenance technology, education, and earth sciences. Scholarship value: $2000

The 2022 awardee is Alisabeth Clark, a June 2022 graduate of Astoria High School who has been awarded $2,000 towards her first year at college. Ali, as she is known, is exceptionally qualified for the award, having spent years in 4H and Future Farmers of America, FFA, serving at different times as president, vice president, secretary, and district reporter of the Astoria chapter of that fine organization. She inherited a love of gardening from her dad, with whom she works to grow food for her family, has learned greenhouse and hydroponic growing in her agriculture classes, and raised and shown sheep throughout the state.

Ali is a freshman at Oregon State University, where she hopes to obtain a degree in agriculture education so that she can share her knowledge and love of all things horticultural and agricultural with students for years to come. Those goals align perfectly with the mission of the Master Gardeners, and underscore why she is this year’s scholarship winner.

Application Requirements:

1. Application for 2023 is due by Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

2. Application must be legible and completed in full

3. Application must be accompanied by:

a. A brief typed or written essay, no more than two pages in length (see essay questions on application)

b. A copy of your high school transcripts

c. Two letters of reference

i. From a teacher or counselor

ii. From an employer or a community leader (scout leader, 4-H leader, youth group leader, etc.)

Application Available: Download your application here or from your local high school counselor, or by phone: 503-325-8573 (OSU Extension Office)


  • To provide an incentive for further education to an exceptional Clatsop County student(s) with a background or interest in horticulture
  • To develop an appreciation and knowledge of horticulture
  • To encourage the development of skills that will contribute to effective communication and sound gardening practices in his/her community
  • To provide for recognition of meritorious work and achievement in horticulture


  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Clatsop County School or home-schooled student who is planning to attend a community college, vocational/technical school or a four-year college or university, which will lead to a college degree, license, or certification.
  • The scholarship funds must be used for tuition, books, fees, and/or related expenses.
  • Once enrolled in this school you must send verification of school enrollment no later than one month after the first day of class. Funds will be sent directly to the school and deposited into your student account


  • A brief typed or written essay, no more than two pages in length (see essay questions on application)
  • A copy of your high school transcripts
  • Two letters of reference
    1. From a teacher or counselor
    2. From an employer or a community leader (scout leader, 4-H leader, youth group leader, etc.)

With the vision of enhancing our environment for generations, CCMGA endeavors to be the best source for quality gardening knowledge on the north coast.


OSU Extension Office

2001 Marine Drive, #210

Astoria, OR 97103

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