Roselle garden club is taking scholarship applications
The Roselle Park District Garden Club is dedicated to educating members about gardening, as well as promoting the preservation of native plants, trees, and flowers. The club encourages beautification and environmental awareness within the community through periodic gardening workshops and informative programs on garden-related topics presented by Master Gardeners.
The Roselle Park District Garden Club is offering the opportunity to award one $500 scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year.
Interested graduating high school seniors and current college students who wish to apply for this scholarship should complete the application packet found on the Roselle Park District website at www.rparks.org/rpd-garden-club and return it no later than March 15. Late submissions will not be considered.
The scholarship applicant must be pursuing an environmentally related field (such as earth science, ecology, environmental science, horticulture, landscape design/architecture, botany, etc.)
The applicant must comply with all of the following criteria: resident of the village of Roselle; plan to attend or are attending a two-or four-year college; provide copies of high school transcripts or current college grades; provide one letter of recommendation from a teacher, volunteer coordinator, or community leader; complete the information requested in this packet in its entirety; and submit a typed, 500-word essay describing future plans as they relate to this scholarship.
This scholarship is a one-time grant of $500. Upon request, the award recipient is to provide to the Roselle Park District Garden Club the mailing address of the college they have been admitted to or are currently attending. The award check will be mailed directly to the college's financial aid office on behalf of the student.
The Roselle Park District Garden Club is a group of dedicated community members who share a love of all things related to gardening.
Whether you are a new homeowner, an experienced gardener or somewhere in between, we offer informative programs, inspiring outings and fun activities you will find beneficial and enjoyable!
The meetings are held the first Thursday of the month, September through June, at Roselle Park District Scout Lodge, 304 E. Pine Ave. Refreshments and social time begin at 6:30 p.m., club announcements at 7 p.m. and program at 7:15 p.m. Events and locations are subject to change. See the Facebook page for current information.
The monthly gatherings cover a wide range of gardening related topics. Additionally, the club sponsors an annual plant and flower sale, the community IMPACT giving garden located on the grounds of Roselle Middle School, beautification events, a local scholarship to a graduating senior, community wide garden walks and field trips for members.
Each spring, the club hosts a plant and garden sale. The new 2020 plant sale preorder form is now available. All preorders are due by Feb. 6. Download the plant sale preorder form at www.rparks.org/rpd-garden-club