About the Scholarship

The Folsom Garden Club Scholarship Program is awarded by an annual garden tour, called Gardens of Folsom. The main mission of this scholarship is to educate and develop relationships among people who are interested in horticulture and promote Folsom city.

The Folsom Garden Club was started to promote gardening, landscaping, and horticulture in Folsom and to bring together those who have the similar mentality. All students must satisfy the requirements set by the organization to qualify for this award.

How to Apply for this Award?

  • In order to apply for this scholarship, an applicant must fill and submit the online application form with FAFSA form to determine that for what scholarship amount they are eligible for.

  • A student must also submit an official transcript of the ACT/SAT to demonstrate that they belong to major in horticulture or related field.

  • A student must submit an essay about their background, personal commitment, career goals and financial need limited to two pages.

  • Additionally, a candidate must also give the information about the list of Honors awarded or extracurricular activities that he/she has participated in. 

  • Two letters of recommendation are required that discuss scholastic ability, personal character and work-related experiences of an applicant.

Award Amount and Deadline:

The scholarship award amounts to $2000 awarded to all the deserving candidates per academic year.

The completed application form, official transcripts, and applicant's letter must be submitted to the organization no later than April 13, to be eligible for the scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a permanent resident of  Placer, Sacramento, El Dorado or Yolo County.

  • A student must be a temporary resident in Placer, Sacramento, El Dorado or Yolo Counties attending a college or university within these counties.

  • A candidate must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better to be eligible for the scholarship.

  • To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must be a sophomore, junior, or senior year at an accredited college or university.

  • Candidates must be majoring in Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Forestry, Agronomy, Conservation, Plant Pathology, Environmental Concerns and/or other related subjects.

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