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Scholarship offered to graduating seniors

The Southside Virginia Herb Society is offering a $500 scholarship. This scholarship is available to high school seniors living in Charlotte, Halifax, Lunenburg or Mecklenburg counties who plan to attend college in the fall of 2018.

To be considered, the applicant must submit a 500 word typed essay explaining the role that plants or the study of plants/agriculture have played in your life or career goals. On a separate piece of paper include your name, address, phone number, high school or home school and GPA. Also required is proof of college acceptance. This must be mailed, to Southside Virginia Herb Society, c/o Cheryl Jerome, 633 Legrande Ave., Charlotte C. H., VA 23923 and postmarked by Saturday, April 28. Visit the Southside Herb Society at Flora Fest from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charlotte County Extension Office lawn on April 28 for the annual plant sale and garden programs. The event is free and open to the public.