Educational Opportunities: Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE THROUGH WVGC

Norene Westfall, Scholarship Chairman,     P. O. Box 713, Jane Lew, WV 26378 

1. WEST VIRGINIA GARDEN CLUB, INC. LIFE MEMBERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Juniors, Seniors, and Graduates students from WV attending any college may apply for the $5,000 scholarship from WVGCI.  The Student must be majoring in Horticulture, Flori culture, Landscape Design, Botany, Forestry, Biology, Agronomy, Conservation, Plant Pathology/Science, Environmental Concerns, City Planning, Land Management, Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology, Agriculture Education,and/or other allied subjects. The WV recipient is then eligible for consideration of one of 35 scholarships of $3500  awarded by NGC.  The Scholarship Application is available on the website:  http://gardenclub.org/resources/scholarship/1-ngc-scholarship-2017-application-form.pdf

DEADLINE TO APPLY TO WVGC: February 1, 2017  to: Norene Westfall, P. O. Box 713, Jane Lew, WV 26378
Contact scholarships chairman for application or more information:  Norene Westfall,  P. O. Box 713, Jane Lew, WV 26378

Additional useful information can be found:

http://gardenclub.org/resources/scholarship/2-ngc-scholarship-2017-application-guidelines.pdf

http://gardenclub.org/resources/scholarship/4-ngc-scholarship-financial-aid-guidelines.pdf

http://gardenclub.org/resources/scholarship/3-ngc-scholarship-financial-aid-form.pdf

 

2.  ESTHER J. HINCHMAN SCHOLARSHIP         Donor: Esther J. Hinchman

A West Virginia High School Senior planning to attend college (in state or out) may apply for this $500 Scholarship. The student must plan to major in some form of Environmental Studies (Horticulture, Landscape Design, Forestry, Botany, Conservation, Land Management, Environmental Concerns, Geology or related subjects). WVGC will forward funds, in the winner’s name, to the college/university of his/her choice for books or tuition. Awards Committee will use the following criteria to choose the winner: Academic Achievement…30%, Need….30%, Character … 15%, Career Commitment…15%, and Variety of School and Community Involvement…10%.

Requirements: MUST BE SPONSORED BY A GARDEN CLUB; must supply name, address and phone; date of birth; male/female; name of high school; name of college/university chosen; record of grades; and at least a 250 word document from the student listing her/his goals, purpose for applying and background information that will help Awards Committee with the above criteria (school activities, community involvement, etc).

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Contact scholarships chairman for application or more information:  Norene Westfall,   P. O. Box 713, Jane Lew, WV 26378

 

3. THE CORRIE WHITLOCK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is open to a college sophomore or junior for use during the junior or senior year of college. Each state within the South Atlantic Region may submit one application to be in competition for the Scholarship. A qualifying student is one who is majoring in the study of Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Plant Pathology, Biology, Forestry, Agronomy, Environmental Concerns, City Planning, Land Management and/or allied subjects.  The Scholarship amount is determined by the SAR Board of Directors, and the winner is announced at the SAR Convention.

The Corrie Whitlock Scholarship application.

Applications can also be obtained from the Garden Club Scholarship Chairman of each state in the region. Complete applications must be sent to the STATE SCHOLARSHIP CHAIRMAN by FEBRUARY 1 and the STATE’S best application must come to the REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP CHAIRMAN by MARCH 1.

Applications will be judged on the following scale:

Academic Record……..……………..40%
Applicant’s letter…………………….30%
Listing of Honors/Extra Curricular
Activities/Work Experience….………10%
Financial Need……………………….15%
Three Recommendations……………. 5%

As long as the recipient maintains a “B” average, he/she may reapply each year during their college career.

SAR SCHOLARSHIP CHAIRMAN

Marsha Alexander
110 Plantation Drive
Moore SC 29369-9794