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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 and increased the amount the following year to $500.  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.

Elk Grove Garden Club Announces 2018 Scholarship for Cosumnes River College Students

The Elk Grove Garden Club has funded a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a current CRC student. The student must be studying to obtain a college degree, certificate, or advanced training in any of the following courses of study: general science, environmental studies, horticulture, nursery operations, irrigation and water management, landscape design and construction, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, forestry, conservation, or related environmental or plant-based subjects. All students who qualify are encouraged to apply. Applications open on January 2 and close on March 1. The link for scholarship applications is https://scholarship.losrios.edu/. Students who are interested should use the college’s on-line scholarship system for full requirements and application deadlines. For questions, contact the CRC Foundation at 916-691-7320 or at CRC-Foundation@crc.losrios.edu.

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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