College of Arts & Sciences

UNCW Environmental Science Students Receive Support from NHC Extension Master Gardner Volunteer Association

MARCH 27, 2018

Four UNCW students in the Department of Environmental Sciences have been selected to receive scholarships from the New Hanover County Extension Master Gardner Volunteer Association. The scholarship, funded by the Association’s annual plant sale, supports students with a passion for sustainable food and an interest in how it is produced. 

Colleen Brown, Daniel Rustine, Alex Cecil and Angela Arce will each receive $750 from the Association. Application requirements included a 3.0 GPA and an essay related to gardening or agriculture that addressed the importance of food production and its relation to the student’s career goals. 

"Food production is one of most important aspects of human society, one that can have both positive and negative consequences for the environment,” said Anthony Snider, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences. “We are very thankful that the New Hanover County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association is willing to support students in environmental sciences that have an interest in sustainable food production. These scholarships will help our students pursue the goal of providing healthy food for us all, while being good stewards of the planet. Their efforts will help build a better tomorrow, today.”

-G. Guthrie