The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

December 23, 2013

Hershey Gardens Creates Scholarship Competition


The Daily Item

— HERSHEY — Hershey Gardens and Ames True Temper have created the Garden Design Scholarship Competition for students in grades 10 through 12 who are homeschooled or enrolled in a public, private or vocational-technical school in the following counties: Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Snyder and York.

The Garden Design Scholarship Competition is being offered in an effort to provide an educational and career development competitive exercise for students who are interested in gardening, horticulture, landscape architecture, the arts and the development of public gardens as a community resource.

The deadline for registering is Jan. 17, 2014, and design entries must be submitted by March 14, 2014. Additional details, submission requirements and a downloadable registration form can be found at hersheygardens.org. Individuals or schools may also call (717) 508-5968.

The design team awarded first place will receive $1,200 and work with Hershey Gardens staff to install their winning design at Hershey Gardens. Each member of the winning design team will also receive a one-year membership to Hershey Gardens. Designs may be submitted by one student or teams of up to four students. Second- and third-place awards will also be given.