Update for 2022The way scholarships are handled at schools has changed.  As an alternative, TVGC is contributing money to youth programs through Master Gardeners of Riverside County.)


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.

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!

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.

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