Applications will be accepted from any of the following groups:
- Mount Desert Island High School (MDIHS) seniors planning to enter an accredited college or university with an intended major in the allied plant sciences: horticulture, floriculture, forestry, botany, environmental sciences, or other related areas.
- MDIHS graduates planning a non-college route of study in plant sciences which may include such training as “Master Gardening Volunteer,” like seminars or courses of study. Candidates need not hold a college degree in pursuit of this pathway.
- College of the Atlantic (COA) students studying the allied plant sciences previously listed above. The candidate must have successfully completed one semester as a full-time COA student.
NOTE: In all above groups, Maine residents will be given preference.