Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Garden Club Scholarship Announced

The South Schuylkill Garden Club is pleased to announce that applications for a $750 student scholarship are now being accepted to benefit a Schuylkill County student who plans to further their education. Applicants can include any Schuylkill County high school senior with plans to attend an institution of higher learning within the following fields: horticulture, floriculture, landscape architecture, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, land-use planning, land management, and allied fields. College students enrolled in the aforementioned majors are especially encouraged to apply. Karen Winkleman, garden club president, said that providing scholarship monies is a good way for the club to give back to the community to insure that talented young people pursue their goals to help the environment. “The South Schuylkill Garden Club is dedicated to promoting greater interest and knowledge in gardening, to stimulate interest in conservation through environmental education, and to promote community beautification.”

Application deadline is May 31 and can be downloaded and printed out from the club’s web site at For more information and to get your copy of an application, please contact “Porcupine Pat” McKinney at 570.622.4124 x 113

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