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 www.txmg.org/cherokee, and must be returned by mail no later than March 31 to Scholarship, P.O. Box 8467, Jacksonville, 75766 or emailed to CCMGAScholarship@Juno.com.

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