College of Arts & Sciences

UNCW Students Receive Support from New Hanover County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association

APRIL 11, 2019

Six students in the UNCW Department of Environmental Sciences have been awarded scholarships by the New Hanover County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association (EMGVA). The EMGVA supports students with an interest in food production and sustainable agriculture.  

“Sustainable food production is an important aspect of our field and the EMGVA scholarships help build awareness of gardening and agriculture,” said Anthony Snider, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences.

Jillian Aiello, Akilah Barrett, Madison Bowen, Bethanie Deveau, Kara Fox and Aston Gullickson each received $800 from the EMGVA. The application process required students to have at least a 3.0 GPA and to submit an essay on the importance of sustainable gardening. Scholarship recipients also assisted the EMGVA with its annual plant sale at the New Hanover County Arboretum in April. 

“The Department of Environmental Sciences is very thankful for the support the New Hanover County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association provides to our students,” said Snider. “The scholarships help our students pursue their dreams and passions.”

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