There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.
Does your town or city have a garden club? You may not even have to be a member or the dependent of a member to qualify for a scholarship from the organization. The Elmhurst Garden Club (IL) offers money to Illinois residents who are interested in horticultural education, conservation, or landscape design.
Scholarship: The Elmhurst Garden Club Scholarship
Awarding Organization: The Elmhurst Garden Club (IL)
Eligible Students: Illinois residents who are juniors/seniors in college or graduate students and pursuing a degree in horticulture, environmental studies, biology, botany or other related sciences. Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum GPA.
How to Apply: Applicants must submit the following materials for consideration: application, transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter. Winners are responsible for presenting a short talk on their major at an upcoming member meeting.
Deadline: May 1
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.