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Garden club offering college scholarships

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A deserving California or Nevada resident could receive up to $5,000 toward agricultural, horticultural or environmental studies for the 2008-09 academic year thanks to Garden Clubs Inc. and its regional and state affiliates.

National Garden Clubs Inc. is offering 34 scholarships of $3,500 each to university junior, senior and graduate students in the agriculture/horticulture field and related subjects. The scholarships aim to promote a very broad range of study in fields from botany and biology to landscape design, forestry, environmental studies and land-use planning.

Applicants must be legal residents of the United States; attend an accredited college or university, in state or out of state; have at least a 3.24 GPA on a 4.0 scale; and must be full-time students with 12 credits for undergraduates or nine credits for post-graduate work. Doctoral students are not eligible for the scholarships.

Application forms for the 2008-09 year, with all required attachments, must be sent to the State Scholarship Chairman for the state in which the applicant is a legal resident and received by March 1.

Application forms and information, including a list of state scholarship chairmen nationwide, may be accessed from NGC’s Web site, http://www.gardenclub.org. Click on “Youth” and the “Scholarship” link.

Nevada Garden Clubs offers a $500 scholarship annually. The criteria are the same as the application for the National Garden Clubs scholarship except that the student must be a resident of Nevada and studying at an accredited college or university in Nevada. The scholarship may be applied only to tuition or books. The deadline is Jan. 10.

Application forms may be downloaded from http://www.gardenclub.org. Questions may be directed to the Nevada Garden Clubs’ scholarship chairman at olahenry@ttlv.net. It is possible for a Nevada resident studying at an accredited Nevada institution to receive all three scholarships for the 2008-09 academic year.


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