2019 Barney Hobbs Scholarship Recipients

The Master Gardener Program, sponsored by Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, is a volunteer training program whose purpose is to educate the community about gardening and horticulture related topics. In keeping with this purpose, the Hamilton County Master Gardener Association awards, annually, the Barney Hobbs Memorial Horticultural Scholarships. Barney Hobbs was a founding member of the Hamilton County Master Gardeners Association who possessed a strong volunteer spirit. Scholarships in the amount of $3000 each pay tribute to Mr. Hobbs and his many horticultural accomplishments.

This year’s winners are Grace Brisco of Noblesville High School who will be attending Ball State University, daughter of Michael and Stacy Brisco; Caitlin Young of Carmel High School, who will be attending Kansas State University, daughter of David and Susan Young; Benjamin Turner who attends Purdue University, and is the son of Sara and Matthew Turner ; Emily Peterson, who attends Purdue University and is the daughter of John and Susan Peterson; and Ellen Joseph, who attends Purdue University and is the daughter of Ann and Michael Joseph.

Applications, along with an essay, teacher recommendations, grade transcripts and proof of college acceptance are due in the Extension office by March 15 each year. The applications are available at all Hamilton County High Schools and at the Hamilton County Extension Office, 2003 E. Pleasant St., Noblesville, IN.

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