FOND DU LAC COUNTY
GREEN THUMB GARDEN CLUB
In 2005, the members of the Green Thumb Garden Club elected to initiate this scholarship in order to support and encourage students of our city to pursue careers in botany and related fields. The scholarship of $500 is available to a graduating senior from any high school in Fond du Lac County or a Fond du Lac County resident who is already studying in the fields listed below at a college or technical school. The student receiving this scholarship should be enrolled in a full-time formal program of higher education, and plan to, or is already majoring in a botany related field such as environmental science, horticulture, garden, landscape and floral design, etc. The Fond du Lac County Green Thumb Garden Club is part of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., Central Region, Wisconsin Garden Club Federation, Fox River Valley District whose purpose is to provide education, resources and opportunities for its members to promote and to share the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility.
2. SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES:
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the following student criteria:
Community and school activities and involvement
3. APPLICANTS MUST:
Attend high school in Fond du Lac County or is a Fond du Lac County resident who is a full-time student in a botany related field at a college or technical school.
Submit a certified school transcript and two letters of recommendation from individuals who have been involved with the applicant in the past year. Applications without this requirement will not be considered.
Interview with the scholarship committee if requested.
Send a completed application postmarked by May 1st 2019 to:
Green Thumb Garden Club
704 Sterling Dr
Fond du lac WI 54935
FOND DU LAC COUNTY
GREEN THUMB GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
(Please copy and paste this application onto a word doc)
Last First Middle
Street City State Zip
County of Residence: ______________________________________________________
Telephone Number: ( ) _________________Email Address__________________
Name of parent, guardian, or nearest relative:__________________________________
What post-secondary institution do you plan to attend or are you attending?
(First Choice) (Second Choice)
APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH A CERTIFIED HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, OR TECHNICAL SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT. Name and address of high school, college or technical school________________________________________________________
Please specify high school or post high school involvement if applicable.
**********HIGH SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT***********
Please specify if involvement is during high school or post high school if applicable.
PERSONAL STATEMENT – Attach statement to application
Statement should explain the Botany related field you intend to pursue, why you are interested in this field, and how this scholarship will help you. Limit personal statement to 500 words or less and must be typed
A certificate of recognition will be presented to the scholarship recipient at the June meeting of the Fond du Lac County Green Thumb Garden Club.
Upon proof of enrollment, the scholarship check will be sent to the recipient – payable jointly to the recipient and the college of choice.
I hereby certify that the data I have submitted is correct to the best of my knowledge.