Scholarship Information - 2018


Academic Scholarships

The AHGC has awarded academic scholarships to 24 outstanding students since 2003.  Each year the Garden Club tries to award at least one $1500 academic scholarship to assist local students.  Applications are available at the bottom of this page and are due on May 1st, with recipients announced by mid-June.  Primary consideration is given to applicants pursuing study in the fields of landscape architecture, horticulture, botany, forestry, agriculture, marine biology and environmental science.  However, other fields of interest will be given consideration.  Please see a list of examples to download at the bottom of this page.  Extra credit is given if an applicant can demonstrate a working experience in the horticulture/floral/nursery/landscaping community.  Applicants must be residents of Arlington Heights or adjoining communities.

  

Personal Development Award

(For Club Members Only with one year of membership)

The personal development award is a program to encourage gardening and horticultural training to our club members and assist with the cost of the class.  Awards shall be for 50% of class or program registration/tuition with a maximum of $200 per grant per application.  Only one award per year per individual shall be granted.  Personal Development applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year.

 

Proceeds from the annual Garden Walk and Unique Boutique are used to fund scholarship and club activities.

Detailed information on the scholarship programs is on the application forms.  To request additional information on these programs or have questions answered, please click to send an email to: ahgcrequests@gmail.com.


* Scholarship Application forms are available in both Word and PDF formats in the Attachment section at the bottom of this page.

 

Personal Development Awards

The Personal Development Award was created in 2012 to encourage club members to attend gardening themed classes.

 

2012

Jennifer Richardson

2017

Bev Krams

2017

Peter Landwehr 

2017

Brenda Cartardi

 

 

  


Scholarship Awards

One or more outstanding students pursuing study in qualified fields of interest have been awarded academic scholarships each year since 2003.  To date, 24 scholarships have been awarded.  Scholarship applications can be submitted each year as long as a student has a record of continuing achievement.

 

 2003


Shannon McGrath

2004


 Shannon McGrath

 2004


Brian Nitz

2004


David Baer

2005


David Baer

2005


Molly Walters

 

2005


Brian Nitz

 

2006

 

Brian Nitz

 

2006


Molly Walters

 

2006


Rebecca Ressl

 

2007


Brian Nitz

 

2007


Rebecca Ressl

 

2007


Sarah Buzogany

 

2008


Rebecca Ressl

 

2008


Sarah Buzogany

 

2009


Jennifer Czaja

 

2009


Matthew Bizjack

 

2010

 

Colleen Henegan

 

2010


Matt Pomilia

 

2012


Kelly Kowal

 

2013


Kelly Kowal

 

2014


Kelly Kowal

 

 2015


Kelly Kowal

 

 2016


Alena Neuswanger

 

 

 

Ashley Roscoe, Arlington Heights, IL -- $1500 Scholarship for 2017/18

       Ashley Roscoe

Ashley graduated from Hersey High School with a 3.7/4.0 GPA.  She will be attending the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater majoring in Biology.  Her goal is to become a Fish and Wildlife officer.

Ashley developed a real interest in nature and camping while growing up.  She developed this interest throughout her high school years by being actively involved in service oriented programs, an intern at Brookfield Zoo, and a member of the Prospect Heights Police Department Peer Jury Program, all while working two jobs through high school.  She has also been a leader in the DECA Business Club, the Fishing Club, a Service over Self leader, and a Veteran's Initiative Student Leader.


Matthew Hoffman, Arlington Heights, IL -- $1500 Scholarship for 2017/18

   Matthew Hoffman

Matthew graduated from Wheeling High School where he earned a 5.47/5.0 GPA.  He plans to major in Biological & Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M.

Matthew developed an early interest in gardening which led him to having his own vegetable garden.  His gardening interest developed into a curiosity in chemistry during the 8th grade to the point he entered into a chemistry competition.  After his junior year he enrolled in a biotechnology summer program at the University of Chicago which really ignited his academic interest in this area.  During his senior year he enrolled in a science research program at the Chicago Botanic Gardens where he originated an outstanding project on the potential bioenergy crop of purple moor grass as an energy source.  He received a gold medal for his project.

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