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June 2021 Update:  Announcing our TVGC Scholarship Winner!  (by Faye Carter, Chairperson)

      
We are happy to announce our 2020-21 TVGC Scholarship recipient, Alexis “Alli” Elder. This Spring she completed her AS in Wildland Resources and Forestry and her ADT in Psychology from Citrus College. In Fall, she will be attending Cal State Fullerton majoring in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology and plans on obtaining her Masters.

Alli has already done amazing work, she was bestowed a Distinguished Student Award in Wildland Resources in 2019. She spent a month in Costa Rica with the Forestry Program and has attained a job in her field. As Alli says, “Most importantly, I discovered what I am passionate about.” She works as a landscape support specialist with the non-profit Amigos De Los Rios. Their mission aims to create a green infrastructure network of parks, trails, river greenways and green schools throughout the Los Angeles Basin to connect the ‘Mountains to the Sea’, naming this string of green spaces the ‘Emerald Necklace”. Alli says these projects have taught her so much about water conservation, habitat restoration, and community involvement by facilitating culturally meaningful public spaces.

Professor Robert Goodman, Jr. says, “Alli is a person who is dedicated to her schoolwork, family, volunteerism, and has shown exceptional ethics within the college and natural environment.” He added, he is certain, “Alli is only going to represent the Temecula Valley Garden Club with honor” as she gains more experience and furthers her education. His program educates students about forests, ecosystems, plants, wildlife, wildfire, human/wildlife interactions, biogeochemistry and long term sustainability of our natural resources.

We look forward to following Alli’s bright career and watching all the amazing work she will continue to do! Congratulations to Alli Elder on her $1,000 TVGC scholarship!



May 2020 update from the Scholarship committee:  We did not receive any applications by the 2020 deadline; therefore we will not be awarding a scholarship this year.




June 2019 Update:  Jenna Fenton is a third year student at Cal Poly Pomona and the recipient of the Temecula Valley Garden Club scholarship for 2019.  She grew up helping in her family’s olive grove, the Olive Plantation, since the age of 10 when she helped her father plant 1000 olive trees on the family property.






















June 2018 update:  
The Temecula Valley Garden Club is pleased to award this year's Scholarship to Jenny Cunningham, who is currently a student at Mira Costa College majoring in Nursery/Crop Production and planning to continue her education to complete her degree in Agricultural Sciences.









PURPOSE of the Scholarship Program:

Temecula Valley Garden Club (TVGC) provides a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 each year. The scholarship is for University and College students majoring in areas consistent with the mission & objectives of the Temecula Valley Garden Club which includes education, resources, and national networking opportunities, to promote the love of gardening, floral design, civic and environmental responsibility.  Listed are examples of qualified majors, but are not limited to:
Botany, Conservation, Environmental Control, Floriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Plant Biology, Agriculture, or a related field of studies that supports the TVGC club objectives.



Scholarship Recipient - June 2017 


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: 

•Applicant must be a full time student currently attending an accredited College or University in Southern California majoring in one of the stated fields.
•Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 point scale).
•All material must be typed or computer generated, and include all required documents as outlined below.

For questions please email scholarshipsTVGC@gmail.com 

THE SUBMISSION MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

1. Scholarship Application Form (download the form which is attached below--click on the down arrow on the right side across from the file title).
2. Copy of Unofficial Transcripts from a University and/or College..
3. Personal Essay (600-750 words) by Applicant (describe your skills, qualities, and qualifications).
4. List of your community service activities, hobbies, outside interests, honors.
5. Letter of Recommendation from an educator on scholastic ability & character.

SUBMIT THE APPLICATION, TRANSCRIPTS, ESSAY, LIST, AND LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION TO:
scholarshipsTVGC@gmail.com


DEADLINE:

The Scholarship Application form with the other requirements must be received by May 4, 2021.

WINNER NOTIFIFICATION:
TVGC scholarship committee will select and notify the Scholarship winner by June 4, 2021.
Winner will be invited to join the TVGC June General Meeting via Zoom (Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.).

All Applications will be judged on the following Point System.
1. Completed Application Form 20% – Extra points if student is from Temecula Valley
2. Academic record (30%)
3. Applicant’s Essay (30%)
4. Listing of extra-curricular activities/work experience (10%)
5. Recommendation letter (10%)


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Patricia Boyd,
Feb 7, 2021, 12:20 AM