Apply For the 2019 IGC Scholarship

08/22/2018 00:20

A scholarship of $1000 is awarded annually to a student entering their junior or senior year of college.

Qualifications

  • The student must be entering their junior or senior year of college.
  • Their major must be Agriculture, Horticulture, Turf Management, Architecture Landscape, Environmental Studies, or related field.
  • The student must have a grade average of at least 3.5.
  • Extra-curricular activities will be considered when choosing between applicants.

Application Requirements

The deadline for the Scholarship Application is February 1st.  The completed application will consist of:

  1. Ingomar Garden Club Financial Need Form
  2. A head/chest photograph (similar to a passport photo)
  3. Official school transcript
  4. Introduction Letter
  5. Letter from college Financial Aid Office
  6. Character Reference Letter
  7. Scholarship Reference Letter
  8. Work-related Reference Letter
  9. Sponsoring IGC Club Member

Application Details

1.     Ingomar Garden Club Financial Need Form – Download the form from the IGC website, or ask for a form to be emailed to you. The form can be filled out on your computer, or printed out and typed. Do not handwrite the form. Only printed and typed or electronic forms will be accepted. This has a portion that is filled out by the applicant, and a section that is filled out by your Financial Aid Office. It must be signed by both the applicant and a Financial Aid Officer. This information will be hold in strictest confidence. It will be made available only to appropriate officials of the college/university and the members of the IGC Scholarship Committee.

2.     A head/chest photograph - This is a headshot (head and shoulders shot) of a size similar to a passport photo, not to exceed 2.1/2" x 3.1/2"

3.     Official school transcript – Obtain a copy of your official transcript from your college.

4.     Introduction Letter – This is a one-page letter to introduce yourself and make your case for being awarded the scholarship. This, and all other letters should be only one page and addressed to IGC Scholarship Chairman Oralia L. Ferretti. The applicants name and address should be included and the letter should be dated.

5.     Letter from college Financial Aid Office - A letter from your college’s Office of Financial Aid that acknowledges your application and the transcript that is being included. This should include the Financial Aid Officer’s name and address.

6.     Character Reference Letter – This one page letter is from someone who can attest to your good character. This must include the name and address of the writer.

7.     Scholarship Reference Letter – This letter focuses on your scholastic abilities and could be from a teacher, coach, or someone who has supervised you in a college project or program. This must include the name and address of the teacher.

8.     Work-related Reference Letter – This letter talks about your work abilities and performance. It does not have to be work related to your major; the goal is to have a view of your approach to the workplace. This must include the name and address of the work supervisor writing the letter.

9.     Sponsoring IGC Club Member – This is a recommendation from an IGC club member.

Criteria for Awarding the Scholarship


  • The completeness of the application – missing information or missing requirements (like letters being more than one page) may result in invalidating the application.
  • Quality of the applicant – Factors such as grade point average, and the qualities that come through in the cover and reference letters.
  • Financial Need – A candidate in greater need will be preferred over one with more financial resources.