Scholarship Application

The Ojai Valley Garden club offers a scholarship to a local graduating high school student who will pursue higher education in the general fields of landscaping, agriculture or environmental studies.  This year, the scholarship award is $2,000.00  and is offered to students graduating either from Nordhoff or Chaparral high school in 2020.

Qualifications – the applicant must:

  • plan to attend a community college, four-year university or certification program, and
  • pursue study for a career in environmental sciences, such as:

– landscape architecture or construction (from yards to large commercial projects)
– horticulture/agriculture
– botany (organic and native plant studies)
– entomology (pest management)
– viticulture (grape production and science)
– habitat and restoration.

The 2020 scholarship application form is attached below as a Word document.

OVGC scholarship 2020

Past Grant Recipients:  The 2017-2018 Scholarship of $3000 went to Abigal (Abby) Alcantar.  Congratulations and best wishes in your studies.
Abby & Lorie
2016 Ojai Valley Garden Club scholarship recipient:  Finn Matte
Finn, a Nordhoff graduate, is the OVGC scholarship recipient for 2016. He is planning on attending Santa Barbara City College in the fall and then transferring to UC Davis. He is an avid gardener with plans of a career in agriculture. Congratulations, Finn!