Garden Club awards nine horticulture scholarships
The Modesto Garden Club has awarded nine $1,500 scholarships to students majoring in horticulture-related subjects.
Scholarships have been awarded to:
Scholarship funds are provided by the club’s Spring Garden Tour. Modesto Garden Club also does community beautification projects, therapeutic gardening for seniors, gardening with children, and member and public education.
Students gain aid for studies abroad
Graduating senior Nicholas Anderson from Gregori High School received a $2,000 honorarium from the local Modesto Chapter of AFS. Anderson is awaiting news about his placement in France for the 2014-15 school year with AFS Intercultural Programs/USA.
The AFS chapter awards money to students going abroad from Modesto City Schools.
Shannen Winkles of Soulsbyville (which is a part of the Sierra San Joaquin Area Team) was awarded a full scholarship for her program in Chile from the Elita Hawley Scholarship Fund. This fund assists students in the San Joaquin Valley and is available to Modesto-area students.