SCHOLARSHIPS and YOUTH CONTESTS

 



SCHOLARSHIPS

 

$3500 National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC) Scholarships

$1000 Pacific Region of NGC Scholarship

 

National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC), and the Pacific Region of NGC offer these scholarships annually.  These scholarships will be awarded to full-time students in their junior or senior year of college or in graduate school pursuing a Master’s Degree.  Sophomore students may make application for their junior year.  No doctoral program students may apply.  Students must be a legal resident of the state through which they apply and may attend school in or out of that state.

 

NGC Scholarships provide financial aid to students majoring in Agriculture Education, Horticulture (including Fruit Science, Environmental, Communications), Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Biology, Plant Pathology/Science, Forestry, Agronomy, Environmental Concerns (Management: Environmental, Horticulture, Resource, etc.), Economics, Environmental Conservation (including Engineering, Law, etc.), City/Rural/Urban Planning Wildlife Science, Habitat or Forrest Systems Ecology, Land Management and /or other related or allied subjects.  NGC applicants must be planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture.

 

Pacific Region Scholarships provide financial aid to students majoring in Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Conservation, Forestry, Botany, Agronomy, Plant Pathology, Environmental Control, City Planning, Land Management, Alternative Energy or related subjects.

 

Please refer to these websites for detailed information and applications.

Please click on the link below for further contest details and deadlines

http://www.gardenclub.org/ - Select "Scholarships".


 

http://www.pacificregiongardenclubs.org/– Select "about us" then “Scholarships”.


 

 

 

Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs

$750 Scholarship

 

The Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs (WSFGC) annually awards a minimum of $750 for each of the following scholarships.  Ability and financial need are considered in making the awards.  The scholarships offered are:

 

Horticulture……………………Washington State University

Landscape Architecture…..University of Washington

Plant Biology…………………..University of Washington

Forest Resources…………….University of Washington

Crop and Soil Sciences……Washington State University

Landscape Architecture…..Washington State University

Environmental Studies…….Western Washington University

 

Parkside Garden Club supports the WSFGC scholarship fund.

 

Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs

Conservation Teachers’ Scholarships

 

The Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs (WSFGC) awards Conservation Teachers’ Scholarships for advanced training of teachers in environmental fields.  Courses are given at colleges and universities around the state.  The program is administered by WSFGC with the assistance of the office of the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

 

Teachers may apply at:
http://www.wagardenclubs.com/ Select “Scholarships” then select “Conservation Teacher’s Scholarship Application Instructions” and “Application.”

 


 

 

Chinook District of Garden Clubs

 

Chinook District annually donates scholarship funds to the University of Washington and Washington State University. 

 

Parkside Garden Club supports Chinook District’s scholarship funds.

 

 

Parkside Garden Club

$500 Landscape Horticulture Scholarship

 

Parkside Garden Club awards an annual $500 scholarship to a South Seattle Community College landscape horticulture student.

 

 

 

YOUTH CONTESTS

Sponsoring garden club: Parkside garden Club, Chinook District, Washington state. 


For ALL contests, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners receive these monetary prizes respectively:


Parkside Garden Club:  $15, $10, $5 

Chinook District: $25, $20, $15


State & National:  Monetary prizes, if any, vary per contest.  Sometimes other meaningful prizes awarded instead.  Please see contest rules for specifics.

     

     High School Essay Contest

Prize: $1000 scholarship.



A $1000 National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC) Scholarship will be awarded to the National Winner.  If the winner is an underclassman, the $1000 will be held by NGC without accrued interest until the student enters college.  At that time, the money will be forwarded to the Financial Aid Officer of the college the student will enter. 

Essay Contest Rules:

Eligibility:  This contest is open to High School students attending 9th through 12th grades.  All entries become the property of National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Length of Essay:  Between 600- 700 words.  All words will be counted.  Students should write the essay so it is suitable to be published in the NGC publication, The National Gardener.


Application due to Parkside Garden Club by October 1st annually.
Please click on the link below for further contest details and deadlines.
 

 

 

NGC High School Distinguished Service Project

 

NGC First Place - $100

NGC Second Place - $50

WSFGC First Place - $25

 

The High School Distinguished Service Project Award and the above monetary amounts may be awarded to a high school student, grades 9-12, for an outstanding civic project making a significant improvement for public benefit, e.g. environment, conservation, landscape, horticulture, recycling, horticulture therapy, others. 

Application due to Parkside Garden Club by November 1st annually.
Please click on the link below for further contest details and deadlines. 

 Distinguished service project link

 


 


 

  Poetry Contest  


Excite and encourage our Youth to express and explore their creative thoughts through different types of poetry. NGC's Poetry Contest enables our Youth to embrace their creativity through the art of writing. Be imaginative and join the winners to see your poetry in a printed booklet!

Eligibility:   Kindergarten through Ninth Grade. 

Application due to Parkside Garden Club by November 1st annually.
Please click on the link below for further contest details and deadlines.

 

 

 

 

Recycled Sculpture Contest

 

To encourage the use of recycled, reused, or reduced materials, students are encouraged to create a sculpture using recycled materials. 

 

Contest Rules:

  1. Children in 4th grade through 8th grade will be eligible to enter the contest
  2. Width of the sculpture can be no more than 8 1/2" x 11" Must include recycled material.
  3. Height should be proportional to width
  4. Entries should include as many photographs as can be printed on the back of the entry form; (2) 4x6 photographs are recommended
Application due to Parkside Garden Club by November 1st annually.
Please click on the link below for further contest details and deadlines.

Recycled sculpture project link



Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster Contest

 

Children from first through fifth grade are invited to participate in the National Garden Clubs, Inc. Poster Contest! The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. are giving students the opportunity to demonstrate through original drawings of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl their understanding of wildfire prevention and basic environmental conservation principles.

Only You Can Prevent Wildfires!

Smokey Bear is recognized nationally and internationally as the symbol for fire prevention. The original Smokey Bear appeared in 1944. Smokey's message, "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires!" encourages personal responsibility for fire prevention. Smokey Bear teaches children and adults to be careful with campfires, barbecues, trash fires, and matches.

Lend a Hand, Care for the Land!

Woodsy Owl is America's icon for the conservation of the environment. Since 1971, Woodsy has helped parents and teachers inspire children to observe, explore, and care for the environment. He challenges children to "Lend a Hand, Care for the Land!" and to take an active role in caring for the land through recycling, reusing, and reducing waste, planting and caring for trees, using resources wisely, and not littering.

Application due to Parkside Garden Club by December 1st annually.
Please click on the link below for further contest details and deadlines.




 

Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs

Butterfly Poster Contest

 

 First place winners in each grade receive $5.

Contest rules:

Poster size 8 1/2" x 11"
Do not fold
Do not use glitter
Computer generated posters are accepted and judged separately
Include your name and grade on back of poster.


Posters due to Parkside Garden Club by February 1st annually.
Please contact Parkside Garden Club via this website for mailing instructions.