Dale Wheeler Johnston Memorial Scholarship 


The Southern Roots Garden Club of Mecklenburg County (SRGC) awarded a grant to the Master Gardeners of York County in honor of Dale Wheeler Johnston, founder of SRGC, who served as its first president.  Mrs. Johnston passed away in 2019.

The goal in accepting this grant is to foster an interest in gardening among young adults, as well as to encourage environmental awareness in our community.

The grant will give up to 4 college / tech school students full admission to the renowned Joy of Gardening Symposium, which is an annual event sponsored by the Master Gardeners of York County (MGYC).  In 2024 the event will be held on February 24 at the Gateway Center in Richburg, SC, from 8 am to 4 pm.  Applications must be received by the MGYC by January 31, 2024.



Students who show an avid interest in gardening, agriculture, aquaculture, and/or our environment are welcome to apply.


Applicant Requirements






Applications must be received by January 31, 2024.

Printable Application Form