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Scholarships

Since 1998, Paradise Garden Club has consecutively given student scholarships, in varying amounts, through Butte College Foundation to 2nd-year college students. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better; major in horticulture, landscape, botany, or a related field; and be residents of Butte County.

Students submit their applications to the Butte College Foundation beginning in March and extending over a six-week period. The Foundation screens the applications to fit the criteria submitted by the organizations (like ours), foundations, memorials, and families that offer scholarships. Applications then are sent out to the appropriate scholarship source. In our case, applications are received by the PGCI Scholarship Chair. The Chair then forms a committee of three to choose the best applicants, and immediately notifies the Foundation Assistant of the Club's choices.

The Foundation Assistant, in turn, notifies the students. An Annual Scholarship Reception at Butte College is arranged by the Foundation, usually in late August, for presentation of awarded scholarships.

Funds for these scholarships are derived from the Club's Annual Garden Tour and from the plant sales and benefit drawings that take place at meetings of the general membership. To date (late 2017) we've awarded almost $55K in 66 scholarships.

PGCI is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Would you care to make a tax-deductible donation to support our scholarship program? Mail your check to Paradise Garden Club Inc, P.O. Box 1246, Paradise CA 95967. (Make checks out to "Paradise Garden Club Inc.")

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