Buffalo Grove Garden Club of Illinois Scholarship Application & Information

The Buffalo Grove Garden Club offers scholarships to individual students of good standing living within our community who plan studies in agriculture, botany, environmental law, environmental science/engineering, horticulture, or a related field. The BGGC follows the scholarship guidelines of the National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Funding for the BGGC scholarship shall be decided each year, with the allocated dollar amount to be included in the budget for the upcoming year. The allocation for the scholarship shall be determined by the profits from the previous year's plant sale. All scholarship money is paid directly to the school/s the winner/s will attend. If the chairperson and her committee determine that there is no suitable candidate for the scholarship, the funds may be carried over for the next year's scholarship. The number of scholarships and their amounts shall be determined by the committee, based on the qualifications of the applicants.

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year
scholarship are due by April 1, 2019.

BGGC Scholarship 2017-2018 Winner: Jessica Shen

Jessica Shen, a graduate of Adlai E. Stevenson High School, is the worthy recipient of our 2017-2018 Scholarship Award of $2,000. Jessica plans to study at the University of Pennsylvania. She wants to become an environmental scientist to not only research ways people can be more sustainable, but also to encourage a culture shift within the population. Using the scientific knowledge and leadership skills gained through college, she hopes to create her own business in environmental research and management in marine ecosystems and also influence public policy as a means of preventing actions that are destructive to the planet. Jessica says in her essay, “By majoring in Environmental Science, I want to gain the knowledge needed to save our waters and marine life from their impending fate. Adding Management as a complementary area of study, I hope to acquire the skills needed to apply this knowledge and reverse the damage done to our planet.


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