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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 related to the study of horticulture. The following fields of horticulture 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 (including Engineering, etc.), Land Management and/or other related or allied subjects.

Scholarship Applications and information regarding all required supporting documents are available on our website:  planogardenclub.org.   Applications are to be submitted directly to the Plano Garden Club Scholarship Chairman, using the contact information on our website.

PLANO GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Application Form(typed or computer generated).   Scholarship Application(Word doc)
  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(onepage 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 Photoof head and shoulders.
  7. Self-addressed, stamped 9X12 envelope.

Scholarship Application (Word doc)

 

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.

Guidelines for Grants for Plano Garden Club Members

 

The Plano Garden Club gives reimbursement grantsfrom availableScholarship Fund balance to individual Plano Garden Club members for the successful completionof initial course work and/or required continuing accreditation course work, in the following categories:

 

  • National Garden Club, Inc. and/or Texas Garden Club, Inc. sponsored schools:
    • Environmental Consultant Study(initial course work - class and test fees only)
    • Landscape Design Consultant Study(initial course work - class and test fees only)
    • Gardening Consultants Study(initial course work - class and test fees only)
    • Flower Show Schools for Judges(initial course work - class and test fees only)
  • Master Gardener Certification(initial course work - class fee only)
  • Master Naturalist Certification(initial course work - class fee only)
  • National Garden Club, Inc. and/or Texas Garden Club, Inc. sponsored course work or symposium required for continuing accreditation of following fields of study.  Individual reimbursement is limited to frequency of minimum required course work to maintain accreditation by field.
    • Environmental Consultant(entitled to one refresher fee every 5 years to maintain accreditation – course and test fees only)
    • Landscape Design Consultant (entitled to one refresher fee every 5 years to maintain accreditation – course and test fees only)
    • Gardening Consultant(entitled to one refresher fee every 5 years to maintain accreditation – course and test fees only)
    • Flower Show Judges(entitled to one symposium fee every 3 years to maintain accreditation – course and test fees only)

To apply for reimbursement, PGC members need to submit both the completed Grant Applicationand Member Tuition Grant Reimbursement, with proof of paid program fees and successful completion, to the Plano Garden Club Scholarship Chairman.

Grant for Members Application (Word doc)

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PGC Scholarship

If you are a college sophomore majoring in a field pertaining to horticulture or the environment then you might be eligible. 

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