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Garden Club of Cape Coral accepting scholarship applications

By Staff | Jan 31, 2018

The Garden Club of Cape Coral is accepting applications for its Merit Scholarship Awards.

High school seniors who reside in Cape Coral and meet additional eligibility, as outlined in the application package, are encouraged to inquire about Garden Club of Cape Coral’s current application for awards of $1000 through their science and environmental studies teachers or the award and scholarship coordinators at their school. Awards are not based on financial need. The 2018 application package is also available on the club’s website www.gardenclubofcapecoral.com The application deadline is Feb. 28.

The purpose of the awards is to assist worthy graduating students to obtain college degrees in a major field of study such as: horticulture, environmental studies, agriculture, biology/botany, natural resources, conservation, sustainability, science education or hydrology.

Applicants are required to be actively participating in environmental or horticulture related activities. Both classroom and extracurricular experiences, employment and volunteer positions are considered in the award committee’s evaluation process.

Since 2011 there have been 37 applicants and 28 awards, ranging in value from $250 to $750, presented to students from six different high schools.

The awards are one of the civic projects supported by GCCC annual major fundraiser, March in the Park a juried vendor show and sale of plants and garden art held at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral since 2009. The upcoming event is Saturday March 10.

For more information on merit scholarship awards, March in the Park event and other GCCC activities visit www.gardenclubofcapecoral.com