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. with this in mind, each year the club awards one or more scholarships to high school seniors .

In the Spring of 2022 the Club awarded four, $1,500 scholarship to Celebration High School seniors Marietta Branca, Autumn Johnson, Ethan McConnell and Arianna Valenzuela.

One or more scholarships will be awarded to a 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. 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.

Deadline: March 1st

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

  • Graduating from High School this academic year
  • Earning a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • Plan to attend an accredited university or college in the Fall following high school graduation
  • US. citizenship or permanent residency

Application: Click here

  • Must be typed or neatly printed in ink..
  • Fully completed, signed and emailed to the Garden Club of Celebration Scholarship Committee at 
  • Completed applications may also be returned to the Celebration High School College & Career Counselor.

The Garden Club of Celebration will select the recipient and that decision is final. All information contained in the application will be held confidential.

Questions? Email

Photos of Past Scholarship Winners

2022 Scholarship recipient Marietta Branca with Scholarship Committee members Linda Quinn and Meryl Rachlin





2021 recipients

Oscar Newman
Plans to major in Environmental Studies with a focus on global warming and sustainability. At Celebration High School, he is a member of the National Honor Society, participates in soccer and track and field, Student government, school activities, and also volunteers in the community.
Courtney Eynon
Plans to pursue a degree in nursing with the goal of becoming a nurse practitioner. She is active in student government, the environmental club and also volunteers in the community. In addition to completing her senior year at Celebration High School, she is a manager at Kilwins and also works for Celebration Town Hall as a park monitor assistant. 

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.

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