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The Garden Club of Celebration was formed to bring together people in our community who have a common interest in gardening and the environment and to further develop this interest by learning and sharing.

A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to one Celebration High School senior or a high school senior who is a resident of Celebration, but attending another school. The scholarship check will be paid to the place of higher education the student will be attending in the student name. The funds may be applied to tuition, educational fees, or books. Scholarship checks must be deposited within 120 days of issuance.

Criteria: The Garden Club of Celebration scholarship recipient will be a student with plans to pursue a science degree in a field related to natural or built environments and ecosystems. Examples include environmental studies, horticulture, landscape design or architecture, civic engineering, agriculture, botany, forestry, agronomy, urban planning, land management, fossil fuels, or other related science. Preference in selection of recipient will be given to students who have a strong interest in gardening or related science, are involved in clubs or programs related to these fields of interest, and/or have participated in science fair projects related to environmental sciences.

Eligibility: To be eligible for The Garden Club of Celebration Scholarship, you must meet the following:

  • Resident of Celebration, Florida
  • Graduating from High School this academic year
  • Earning a minimum of a 2.5 GPA
  • Plan to attend an accredited university or college in the Fall following high school graduation
  • Be available for a telephone interview
  • S. citizenship or permanent residency

Application:

  • Must be typed or neatly printed.
  • Fully completed and signed. Submit to the Celebration High School Counselor or an officer of The Garden Club of Celebration.
  • Must include a letter of recommendation from a non-family member.

Entire application must be typed or printed neatly in ink. Please answer all questions. Return completed application form to the scholarship coordinator at your local high school. The Garden Club of Celebration will select the recipient and that decision is final. All information contained in the application will be held confidential.

Photos of Scholarship Winners

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Letters from past recipients

Garden Club – I don’t think I can thank you enough for this scholarship. It will come to great use while I’m in college.

I would like to thank you for selecting me as a recipient for your scholarship this year. I assure you that the money you have given me will be put to good use as I go to college to further my education. This money means a lot to me, as I have another sister who is currently at college, which puts a financial strain on my family. Thanks to your generosity I am able to attend college, without considerably adding to the financial strain that is on my family. Today the competitiveness of jobs has made it vital to have a college degree in order to achieve a successful career. Thanks to Garden Club of Celebration’s support I will be able to attend college and hopefully attain one of these competitive, yet successful career opportunities. Without kind donors such as you, it would be extremely difficult for students like myself to continue their dream of furthering their education and attending college. Once again, I would like to offer my sincerest thanks to all members of Garden Club who decided to choose me as the recipient of your scholarship – MW.

We would like to thank you for your generous support of students at the University of Florida. Your commitment to higher education is greatly appreciated – SJ.

Dear Members of the Celebration Garden Club, I would like to thank you all once again for awarding me the scholarship. This is just one of the ways that the Garden Club enriches the town we all live in. Keep doing what you’re doing and if the Garden Club ever needs help with anything, please call me – DM.