Lombard Garden Club offers scholarships

Some of the flowers that will be available at Willrett Flower Company during Saturday’s Downtown DeKalb Sweet Stroll event. The event, which will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, will see more than a dozen businesses play host to vendors of speciality sweets, as well as fun activities.

The Lombard Garden Club announced applications for its 2023 college scholarships are being accepted.

The club will offer three scholarships of $2,000 each to Lombard residents who are high school seniors, home-schooled students or students enrolled in a college program, according to a news release.

Criteria include being a Lombard resident who is pursuing a career related to horticulture, ecology, landscape design, agriculture, environmental conservation, botany, forestry or related fields. The student must have a “C” average or better, verified by a transcript. Participation in extracurricular activities is encouraged.

The applicant needs to provide two letters of recommendation from teachers or school counselors. The student also is requested to include a statement of career goals.

Information may be sent to Rita Gronemeyer, Lombard Garden Club, P.O. Box 885, Lombard, IL 60148. Deadline is March 22.

Local high schools and the College of DuPage have been provided with additional information. The scholarship coordinator at a school may assist students in applying for the scholarship.

The Lombard Garden Club is an award-winning, 97-year-old organization that promotes an interest in gardening and the beautification of the landscape in the community. The club welcomes fellow gardeners who enjoy learning opportunities and the company of others. For information, visit www.lombardgardenclub.org.

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