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2023 Scholarships Awarded

RiponGardenClub awarded two 

scholarships in June 2023.

Congratulations to

Derrek Van Elderer and

Hailey Brook Knief. 

Scholarship Information

2024 Deadline for Scholarship Packet is April 15, 2024

Information Revised June 1, 2023


The Ripon Garden Club (RGC) Scholarship supports graduating high school seniors 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.

This application and information supersedes any form and /or application prior to June 1, 2023

Amount: $2,000 one time award

Acceptable Fields: Applicants must be planning to study in the following fields:

  • Agricultural Studies, including Viticulture and Enology

  • Agricultural Business

  • Animal Science

  • Avian Science

  • Biology:Plant, Animal, Avian, or Fish 

  • Botany

  • Conservation Studies

  • Earth Sciences, including Geology, Forest, Watershed and Wildlife Science

  • Ecology/Environmental Sciences

  • Geology, including Soil Science and Water Science

  • Horticulture/Agronomy

  • Hydrology

  • Landscape Studies, including Landscape Architecture and Restoration

  • Marine Science/Oceanography

  • Plant Science, including Forestry and Rangeland Resources

  • Zoology

Academic Requirements: Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Scholarship Application Packet: The Packet consists of five parts:

Part 1:  Application Form, which is attached

Part 2: Official High School Transcripts

Part 3: Letters of Recommendation; 4) Personal Letter

Paet 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 or tuition. 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. *Full-time status is determined by college or university.

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 15, 2024, 3 PM by a member of RGC Scholarship Committee. 

Scholarship winners will be notified in May of the scholarship year.

Questions? Contact 

2024 Ripon Garden Club Application Deadline is April 15, 2024 3PM 

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