The Cherokee County Master Gardeners Association will offer a $500 scholarship to any class of 2017 member intending to pursue a degree in agriculture, horticulture or a related field.

According to a statement from the association, any resident of Cherokee County who attends a public or private high school or who is enrolled in a home-school program is eligible to apply. Students must complete an application and an essay of 200 to 400 words.

Scholarship applications are available at, and must be returned by mail no later than March 31 to Scholarship, P.O. Box 8467, Jacksonville, 75766 or emailed to

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