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EGGC Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

The Elk Grove Garden Club initiated its scholarship program in 2015 with an award of $250.  The scholarship was open to senior high school students, including students in charter schools and alternative schools in the Elk Grove Unified School District. Applicants had to demonstrate a strong interest in gardening during their high school years and evidence that they were planning to pursue a career in horticulture, landscaping, nursery operations, irrigation and water management or in related plant based areas. The scholarship program is funded by proceeds of our annual bus trip to visit outlying gardens and nurseries.
New Scholarship Opportunity

 

Are you a High School Senior attending classes in the Elk Grove Unified School District?

Do you have a passion for plants?

Are you planning a career in:

  • Horticulture?

  • Floral design?

  • Landscaping?

  • Nursery Operations?

  • Irrigation, water conservation or management?

  • Or any other related plant-based area?

A $500 Scholarship is being offered in any of the above plant related areas by the Elk Grove Garden Club. 

Applications are now available here.

2017 Recipient

Meet our 2017 scholarship winner – Jacqueline Blanchette. She attended Elk Grove High School (EGHS) and was ranked 8th in her graduating class.  She received academic achievement awards for each of the 4 years she attended EGHS.  Her extracurricular activities included the marching band, jazz band, musical theater, the French Club and the Unity Herd Club. She discovered her passion for plants as she helped her dad in their backyard garden when she was just seven years old. This interest in gardening led Jacqueline to volunteer at the Elk Grove Community Garden where her family acquired four plots. During the last three years, some of the produce harvested from their plots was donated to the Elk Grove Food Bank. In the Fall Jacqueline will be attending Southern Oregon University where she plans to pursue a degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Conservation. Her career goal is to be a researcher in resource management or environmental protection. We wish Jacqueline success in her studies and future career.

Jacqueline was presented with the EGGC award on June 8, 2017 at the club’s annual Garden Tea. 

 

 

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