Scholarship

The Grapevine Garden Club began to give scholarships in 1967-70 to financially assist and encourage students with a declared major in horticulture or other related fields. The amount was $100 and the scholarship was awarded to a student at Northwest Campus of Tarrant County Junior College.

In 1985 the club president began a scholarship program for Grapevine High School students. Eventually a committee was set up to award scholarships annually to a graduating high school senior residing in Grapevine or attending Grapevine – Colleyville ISD high school or to a full time college student who resides in Grapevine and has a declared college major in horticulture related studies. The committee created criteria for the scholarship recipient including the purpose and the amount: the scholarship amount to be paid directly to the student’s college. An application form was created for distribution by high school counselors.

Through the early years, the club struggled to fund the scholarship account. The ways of raising money for scholarships have been varied and interesting starting with $1.00 raffle ticket in 1984 for a fully decorated Christmas tree. We have conducted holiday home tours, as well as tours of beautiful and interesting gardens. There have been sales of members’ craft work and one member’s son-in-law did a lovely ink rendering of Grapevine Torian cabin, which decorated note cards.

In more recent times the scholarship funding is supported by annual plant sale events. These sales are planned, carried out, and supported by nearly every member of the club. We are now able to award multiple scholarships per year if qualified applicants are found.

If you or someone you know would like to apply for a scholarship from the club, download the requirements for eligibility  and the Scholarship Application. Contact scholarship@grapevinegardenclub.org for more information.