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.