High School Scholarships

High School Scholarships for 2024 were awarded in May. The 2025 scholarship applications and descriptions will be found here in late January 2025.

2024 Scholarship Awards

The Aiken Master Gardener Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 2023 scholarships. At the May 14th AMGA meeting awards were given to Morgan Coverson-Springs and Whitt Miller. Several of the student’s family members and their guidance counselor attended the meeting.

Morgan is a senior at Strom Thurmond High School. She intends to use her $1500 scholarship to study Horticulture at Alabama A & M University. The scholarship committee noted that she became a licensed cosmetologist to support her days at high school. She plans to use her education to help develop crops that will provide safer products that could be used in cosmetics.

 Whitt is also a senior at Strom Thurmond High School. He will use his $1500 scholarship to study landscape architecture at Clemson University. The scholarship committee noted that Whitt started his own landscape company while in high school to make some money to help fund his studies. Based on that experience he decided to study landscape architecture.

The Aiken Master Gardener scholarship program is an annual program whereby the association recognizes and supports high school students who reside or study in Aiken or Edgefield Counties and intend to study programs in agriculture at a University or College of their choice. The scholarships are supported by the association’s members through their programs such as “Rent-a- Master Gardener”, sales of their “Aiken Master Gardener Almanac”, and the annual plant sale.

Winners of the Aiken Master Gardeners 2024 high school Scholarships Morgan Coverson-Springs and Whitt Miller