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Scholarships & Grants
Guidelines for Scholarships
The Plano Garden Club gives consideration of scholarships, to Collin County residents, who are college-level sophomores or above. The applicant must have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA and be majoring in a field of horticulture. The fields of horticulture included (and consistent with National Garden Clubs, Inc. are: Agronomy, Agriculture Education, Floriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Botany, Biology, Forestry, Wildlife Science, Plant Pathology/Science, City (Rural & Urban) Planning, Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology, Environmental Concerns (Management: Environmental, Horticulture Resource/Environmental Behavior), Environmental Conservation (inc. Engineering, etc.), Land Management and/or other related or allied subjects. The application deadline is October 1, for a scholarship given the following spring/winter semester. Application deadline is February 1, for a scholarship given the following summer/fall semester. Scholarship Applications and required supporting documents must be submitted directly to the Plano Garden Club Scholarship Chairman by the appropriate due date for consideration for the next school semester.
PLANO GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS:
1. Application Form - (typed or computer generated)
2. List of extra-curricular Activities and/or Honors of the past three years. - The attached list must be typed or computer generated
3. Letter from Applicant - (one page typed) A personal statement, detailing your goals, background, financial need, and providing specific examples of classes, summer programs and camps, extra-curricular activities or work experiences as they relate to your interests with respect to horticulture or the environment.
4. Three (3) letters of recommendation - Each should be limited to one typed page and discuss: (1) scholastic ability, (2) character references, or (3) work-related experience.
5. Official Transcript - For post-graduate work, both graduate and undergraduate transcripts are required. NOTE: Plano Garden Club considers ALL earned hours and awarded grades to calculate cumulative GPA; therefore, Official Transcripts from EACH college/university attended are required.
6. 2X3 Recent Photo - of head and shoulders
7. Self-addressed, stamped 9X12 envelope
Guidelines for Grants
The Plano Garden Club gives grants to individual Plano Garden Club members, for reimbursement of the successful completion of the following course work:
- National Garden Club, Inc. or Texas Garden Club, Inc. sponsored school
- Master Gardener Certification (initial course work)
- Master Naturalist Certification (initial course work)
To apply, submit both the completed Grant Application and Member Tuition Grant Reimbursement, with proof of program fees, to the Plano Garden Club Scholarship Chairman.
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