A $1000.00 National Garden Club Scholarship will be awarded to the National Winner.
If the winner is an under classman, the $1000 Scholarship will be held by NGC, Inc., without accrued interest, until such time that the student enters college. At that time, the money will be forwarded to the Financial Aid Officer of the college that the student will enter.
The second place winner will receive $100.
The contest must be sponsored by: a single garden club, group of member clubs, councils or districts or a State Garden Club.
All entries become the property of National Garden clubs, Inc.
The Contest is open to all students in the 9th thur 12th grades
Between 600-700 words. The entry will be penalized if the essay does not conform to the required length. ALL WORDS ARE COUNNTED.
All entries must be typed and titled. Students should write the essay so it is suitable to be published in the NGC publication,The National Gardener.
Cover sheet should have:
Address, City, Population of city
Name of sponsoring Garden club,
Number of members in sponsoring club
Name of sponsoring club’s president and
Address, phone number, date current dues were paid by
club, district, state federation.
(If 18 years of age or older, you have to be a dues paying club member.)
You must win State and Regional 1st place awards to be sent on to NGC Inc.
Criteria for judging:
Content – 65
Knowledge of subject – 25
Practicality of proposal – 10
Originality – 15
Subject matter well organized/clarity of presention – 15