College Scholarship Application Information

The College Scholarship is open to Illinois residents who are college juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in Horticulture, Environmental Studies, Biology, Botany and/or other related sciences.

Our Goal:

To encourage the advancement and stimulate an interest in horticulture through education; to provide an outlet for creative expression; to further horticultural education, conservation and landscape design through gift-scholarships.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must submit a complete official academic transcript sent dirctly from the school to the scholarship chairwoman.
  • Must have a minimum grade point average of “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Must submit two letters of recommendation: one from the majoring department and one from a non-related individual.
  • Must submit a cover letter discussing commitment to chosen career, extra-curricular activities, community service and work-related experiences.
  • Must submit a letter of acceptance (if awarded scholarship).
  • Must submit a photo suitable for publication (if awarded scholarship).
  • Must present a short program on your major at a meeting of the Elmhurst Garden Club (if awarded scholarship).
  • Scholarship funding awarded is granted only for tuition at the college/university designated on application during year applied for.

Application Procedures:

The deadline for the application and all required documentation is May 1. Please send to:

Jean Baldikoski
EGC Scholarship Chairwoman

  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • You must meet all eligibility criteria.
  • All parts of the application must be typed or legible in order to be considered.
  • All attachments must contain your full name.
  • Application Checklist:

_____ Cover Letter
_____ Transcript from the University/College
_____ Scholarship Application
_____ Letters of Recommendation

Click here to download the Scholarship Application form.

May 1 Deadline

If you have any questions on the scholarships, click here to send an e-mail to Jean Baldikoski.