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Garden Club of Cape Coral offers Merit Scholarship Awards

By Staff | Jan 7, 2021

The 2021 application for Merit Scholarship Awards, offered by the Garden Club of Cape Coral, is available at https://www.gardenclubofcapecoral.com/meritawards2021/

Science teachers, environmental club sponsors, counselors and career specialists at high schools that enroll Cape Coral residents and some youth organizations also have information related to this opportunity.

Completed applications must be e-mailed by Friday, Feb. 19.

These annual awards were established in 2011 as a civic project for the purpose of assisting eligible graduating seniors to obtain college degrees. Applicants are required to be residents of Cape Coral and to have demonstrated active, ongoing participation related to environmental issues, horticulture, agriculture, natural resources and conservation through classes, extracurricular activities and work or volunteer experience. In 2020, five awards valued up to $1,250 were presented. Career goals compatible with the purpose of the awards, fostering environmental action, can be a factor in that distinction.

Since 2011, 41 awards have been earned by students participating in environmental programs and projects at Bishop Verot, Cape Coral, Canterbury School, Florida Southwestern Collegiate, Ida Baker, Island Coast, Mariner, North Fort Myers and Oasis Charter high schools. Other schools, which enroll students who reside in Cape Coral, are included on the application distribution list of school contacts.

Yearly success of the club’s annual major fundraiser March in the Park event, a juried plant and garden show and sale held at Jaycee Park since 2009, supports the GCCC Merit Scholarship Awards.

The Garden Club of Cape Coral meets at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of September through May at Kiwanis Hall, 360 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral. For more information, visit the club’s website at https://www.gardenclubofcapecoral.com/