$1000 Scholarships Available

The Garden Club of York understands the importance of education in promoting gardening and related topics to the next generation—over the past 20 years we have given approximately $60,000 in scholarships to York County students. This year we will award 2 or more $1000 scholarships. These scholarships are made possible through fundraising activities and donations by individuals who support the goals and objectives of the Garden Club of York. Donations are always welcome. Scholarships for academic year 2020-21 will be awarded to qualified students in the following areas:

Biology (excluding Pre-Med)                                              Plant Pathology

Horticulture                                                                            Environmental Sciences

Landscape Architecture                                                      Land Management

Conservation                                                                         Wildlife Sciences

Forestry                                                                                   Urban/Rural Planning

Botany                                                                                     Agriculture

Agronomy                                                                               Floriculture

Our scholarships are open to both high school seniors and college students who are York County residents. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic standing, extracurricular activities, applicant’s letter and financial need. Extra points are awarded to those applicants who are related to a federated garden club member. Download the application below. Applications must be received no later than February 15, 2021. For scholarship related questions, contact scholarship chair Linda Hanson at ldhgardens@aol.com.

Many students who are eligible for Garden Club of York scholarships are also eligible for $1000 scholarships through the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania (GCFP). Some of our scholarship winners have also won GCFP scholarships. Deadline for GCFP scholarship applications is February 1, 2021. To access the GCFP website, go to www.pagardenclubs.org. Look under President’s Forms to find the application.



Congratulations to Our 2018 Scholarship Winners

Daniel Rohrbaugh

Daniel graduated from Susquehannock High School and is attending Kansas State University with a major in Ag Business Sales.He is finishing his Freshman year. Daniel would like to pursue a career in sales in the agriculture industry and raise Angus cattle. He was very active in the York County 4H Beef Club and wants to remain active as an adult leader.

Andrew Schott

Andrew graduated from Southwestern High School and is finishing his freshman year at Messiah College. He also got a $1,000 scholarship from the Federation.

Nicole Guise

She graduated from Spring Grove High School and Is just finishing her junior year at Penn State where she is majoring in Ag Sciences and Extension Education with a minor in Environmental Resource Management. At Penn State she is involved with the Schreyer honors College, The Student Farm Club and Dairy Science Club. She is passionate about educating youth about where their food comes from. Some of her favorite hobbies include kayaking, baking and spending time on her family's York County dairy farm.

Sean Lauer

Sean graduated from Kennard Dale High School and is finishing his junior year at Penn State. He is a Wildlife Biology and Fisheries Science major. This is his first Garden Club scholarship.

Mitchell Grove

Mitchell graduated from Red Lion High School and is now finishing his junior year at Iowa State University. He is majoring in Agricultural Engineering. Mitchell is an old friend of ours. This will be his 4th scholarship from our club.