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01/15/2014 12:00 AM

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Modesto Kiwanis scholarships offered

Applications are now available for 15 $1,000 college scholarships offered by the North Modesto Kiwanis Club. The 2014-15 scholarships are designed to encourage Modesto public or private high school seniors to pursue educational and vocational goals at a Central California community college, four-year college or university or technical or vocational school. Preference will be given to students whose annual family income is $75,000 to $150,000. Recipients must enroll as a full-time student in the school of their choice. Application deadline is Feb. 21. Interested students may obtain information and application forms from their college counselors or download information and forms from the scholarship pages of the North Modesto Kiwanis Club website, Additional information may be obtained from George Bairey of the North Modesto Kiwanis Scholarship Committee at or (209) 523-0663.

Modesto Garden Club offers scholarships

The Modesto Garden Club is accepting applications from eligible high school seniors and college students for six $1,500 scholarships. Completed applications packets are due by April 2. Interested students may email the scholarship chairperson at for complete application information and forms. The club’s scholarship committee scores applicants on education and employment goals and influences, activities that relate to career goals and how these all relate to the Modesto Garden Club’s mission to “educate, impart knowledge and skills of landscape design, flora culture, agriculture, arborvitae, insects, ornamental horticulture and ornithology; to instill the joy of gardening for club members, schoolchildren, senior citizens and the community at large.” Must-haves include a major related to the Modesto Garden Club mission, attendance at a two- or four-year college as an undergraduate for the 2014-15 academic year, Stanislaus County residency, or attend high school or college in Stanislaus County. Majors might include agronomy, agriculture education, floriculture, horticulture landscape design, botany, biology, forestry, wildlife science, plant pathology/science, city planning, habitat or forest/systems ecology, environmental concerns, environmental conservation, land management, or allied subjects.

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