Calling all high school seniors and college students majoring in fields related to gardening!
The Four Seasons Garden Club of Kennett Square will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior or college student with plans to further their education in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, biology, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city (rural and urban) planning, land management and/or allied subjects. Applicants for this scholarship must be a resident of Pennsylvania and must be planning to attend college full time (12 hours for undergraduates, 9 hours for graduates, no doctoral candidates accepted). The college or university of the awardee does not have to be located in Pennsylvania. If the applicant is a child, grandchild, or legal dependent of a Federated Garden Club member, an additional five points will be added to the selection score. Want to learn more about Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania scholarships? Check it out HERE!
As long as the scholarship winner maintains high academic standing, he/she is eligible to reapply for the scholarship.
To be included with the application:
1) Official transcript of academic records including last grading period.
2) Completed financial need form.
3) An essay detailing the applicant’s interest in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, biology, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city (rural and urban) planning, or land management, background, financial need, etc. Not to exceed two pages (additional pages will not be accepted)
4) Three reference letters must be included in the completed application (not to exceed one page per reference)
All applications must be received by January 18. The winner of the Four Seasons Garden Club of Kennett Square Scholarship is eligible to apply for a Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania. The local winner will be informed by February 1, so he/she may meet the state Garden Club scholarship award deadline of February 15.
Applicants should forward the enclosed application materials and the above items to:
Four Seasons Garden Club Scholarship Chair
128 Cavender Lane
Landenberg, PA 19350
For further information, please contact Ms. Harris at 610-255-3956