We offer an annual scholarship program for college students from our community and surrounding areas. We provide this support for studies within horticulture or a related field. This includes Agronomy, Agriculture Education, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Biology, Forestry, Plant Pathology/Science, City (Rural & Urban) Planning, Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology, Environmental Conservation (including Engineering), Land Management and/or other related or allied subjects. Additional details, and the application form, can be found on the Scholarships page >>
How members can participate?
First and foremost, all club members should talk to people about this scholarship. Take a few moments to inform friends, family or any new people you meet about this great opportunity. Word of mouth is a powerful tool.
Additionally you could join this project group to help find qualified scholarship candidates. We need new ideas on how to make this program more successful. This is a great volunteer opportunity to really make a difference.
What does it take to volunteer?
Most work can be by telephone or email, but there may be a need to visit area schools and agriculture employers. Contact area news organizations or any other group which may facilitate finding qualified candidates. Volunteers may need to help a candidate through the application process and/or provide encouragement. And finally, assist the Garden Club Board in selection of scholarship winners and track the success of the current and previous years’ scholarship winners.
How many volunteers are needed to do what?:
2-4 Needed for research, site visits, write article, facilitator / past recipient tracking.
The South Haven Garden Club provides up to two $1000 scholarships per year to qualifying students. We don’t receive any in kind donations.