Scholarship Information
The Ripon Garden Club (RGC) Scholarship supports graduating high school seniors and community college transfer students who will be attending an accredited two year or four year college or university after graduation. The RGC is interested in promoting the studies of Plants, Animals, Birds, Fish, and our Environment.
Amount: $2,000 one time award
Acceptable Fields: Applicants must be planning to study in the following fields:
         Agricultural Studies, including Viticulture and Enology
         Animal Science
         Avian Science
         Biological Science, including Plant, Animal, Avian, or Fish Biology
         Conservation Studies
         Earth Sciences, including Geology, Forest, Watershed and Wildland  Science
         Ecology/Environmental Sciences
         Geology, including Soil Science and Water Science
         Landscape Studies, including Landscape Architecture and Restoration
         Marine Science/Oceanography
         Plant Science, including Forestry and Rangeland Resources
Academic Requirements: Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Scholarship Application Packet: The Packet consists of five parts: 1) Application Form, which is attached; 2) High School Transcripts verified by the school counselor; 3) Letters of Recommendations; 4) Personal Letter; and, 5) List of Activities. All information requested on the Form, including applicant’s last four digits of the social security number, and the name and full address of the college financial aid officer must be given. The college financial aid officer will distribute the scholarship money as needed for books and tuition.
The Application Form may be handwritten or typed. All other materials must be typed. 
Completed Application Packets will be picked up at the front desk of high school by the end of the school day on Monday, April 22, 2019. Community college transfer students must contact the number below prior to the deadline to arrange for pick-up.
Scholarship money will be released upon student acceptance to College. All Applicants must be enrolled as a full time student carrying 12 or more units.
Scholarship winners will be notified by Monday, May 13th, 2019.
A luncheon will be held Wednesday, Monday, June 5th, 2019, to introduce all winners to the Ripon Garden Club members.
Questions, contact Margaret Deeter at 599-4824.

Check back throughout the year for final deadlines and contact information.

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