Are you struggling to pay for your horticulture classes? FAFSA didn’t cover all of your expenses? Well, we don’t want you to worry when there are options like the Shenandoah District Community College Scholarship from the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs! This scholarship offers financial aid ($1000) to a full-time rising second-year student of an accredited Community College in the Shenandoah District of Virginia. In order to qualify for the scholarship, your career goals must align with garden-related objectives, and your degree must be in a garden-related field such as horticulture, forestry, environmental science, botany, and landscaping.
The deadline to apply is March 1st. Applications must be completed and received prior to this date.
Shen District Scholarship Guide
The Shenandoah District Community College Scholarship will offer financial aid in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to a full-time rising second year student of an accredited Community College in Shenandoah District, Virginia. Career goals must demonstrate objectives that are garden related.
To provide financial aid to eligible students who desire to finish and/or continue their education in the below mentioned fields (1e.) as career goals.
1. The Applicant shall:
a. Be a resident of Virginia preferably residing in Shenandoah District
b. Obtain Scholarship application(s) from the VFGC Website Scholarships, Shenandoah District
c. Be a full time student/applicant
d. Submit 3 letters of recommendation, one from an instructor in applicant’s major
e. Major in: Agriculture Education, Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Plant Pathology/Science, Forestry, Agronomy, Environmental Concerns, Environmental Conservation,
Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology, Land Management and/or other garden related or allied subjects
2. Scholarship will be awarded by established guidelines, approved by the Board of Directors
3. The recipient will be chosen by the Scholarship Committee with approval by the Board of Directors, and, notified before the end of the spring semester.
4. The one thousand dollar Scholarship Award will be sent by the Shenandoah District Treasurer to the appropriate community college personnel before the end of the spring semester, and, is to be applied to tuition and books for the recipient’s second year.
5. The Scholarship Committee has discretion in awarding. The amount is determined by the Executive Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.
6. This will be an ongoing, named Scholarship.
7. Scholarships will be awarded only when funds accrued are adequate. Funds to be kept in a separate Scholarship account.
8. Recipients and donors will be recognized in the ‘Shenandoah Sharings’ and the ‘Old Dominion Gardener’