$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. 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 2019-2020 Scholarship Winners

Abigail Lamison

Emigsville PA
HS: Central York
College: Messiah College
Year: Freshman
Course of study: Conservation of Fresh Water Resources

Andrew Schott

Hanover PA
3 year recipient +
4 year state scholarship
HS: Southwestern
College: Messiah College
Year: Junior
Course of study: Environmental Sciences
Career choice: Environmental Consultant

Nicole Guise

Spring Grove PA
2 year winner
HS: Spring Grove
College:  Penn State Schreyer Honor College
Year: Junior
Course of study: Agriculture and Extension Education
Career: HS Agri-science Teacher

Elaina Long

Hanover PA
HS: Red Lion Christian Academy
College: Shippensburg University
Year: Grad student
Course of study: Ecology and Environmental Biology
Career: Conservation Biologist