The Modesto Garden Club is now accepting applications for six $1500 scholarships from eligible high school seniors and college students. Completed applications packets are due by April 6.
Interested students may email firstname.lastname@example.org for application information and forms.
Applicants must have a major related to the Modesto Garden Club mission, be a high school graduating senior or be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in a community or four-year college or university, and be a resident of Stanislaus County or be attending high school or college in Stanislaus County. Applicants will be scored on how their answers relate to the Modesto Garden Club’s mission to “educate, impart knowledge and skills of landscape design, flora culture, agriculture, arborvitae, insects, ornamental horticulture and ornithology; to instill the joy of gardening for club members, school children, senior citizens and the community at large.”
Majors might include agronomy, agriculture education, floriculture, horticulture landscape design, botany, biology, forestry, wildlife science, plant pathology/science, urban/rural planning, habitat or forest/systems ecology, environmental concerns, environmental conservation, land management, or allied subjects.
Scholarship funds are generated by the club’s annual Spring Garden Tour, this year set for April 16. The Modesto Garden Club was formed in 1924 and now has over 500 members. The club also supports community beautification projects, therapeutic gardens at care facilities, and school gardens.