The Richmond Hill Garden Club is offering its annual $1,000 scholarship to a qualified senior at Richmond Hill High School.
The winner must enroll in a 2 year or 4-year college, a university, or a technical college, either in or out of state of Georgia and must be working toward an associate or bachelor’s degree.
The winner must also plan to pursue a major in a field related to environmental concerns, plants, and/or gardening. These majors include, but not limited to, Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Landscape Architecture. Environmental Design, Environmental Horticulture. Urban and Rural Planning, Wildlife Science, Habitat or Forest Ecology, Land Management, or any other garden-related subjects such as Nursery Management or Arboriculture.
Applicants for the scholarship will be judged on several criteria: academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, volunteer projects, innovation and enthusiasm, and a 250-word essay. Applicants do not need to have any prior associate with the garden club.
Interested students should contact the councilor’s office at high school for details and help with completing the application process. The deadline for the application is April 1, 2022