Columbia Co. Master Gardeners award scholarships

The Columbia County Master Gardeners Association presented Portage High School seniors Karalynn Cutsforth and Emily McReath with $500 scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year on May 7.

Cutsforth, daughter of Randy and Tammy Cutsforth, plans to major in environmental science at Northern Illinois University.

McReath, daughter of Brandie McReath and Troy McReath, plans to major in either agribusiness or animal science at Fox Valley Technical College.

The scholarship is available to high school seniors or others planning to attend a two- or four-year post-secondary institution on a full-time basis or current college students attending full-time. The recipient must be a resident of Columbia County or a graduate or soon-to-be graduate of a Columbia County high school majoring in horticulture, plant sciences, forestry, landscape architecture and design or a closely related field.

The next application deadline is March 15.

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