Buffalo Grove Garden Club of Illinois Scholarship Application & Information

The Buffalo Grove Garden Club offers scholarships to individual students in good standing living within our community who plan studies in agriculture, botany, environmental law, environmental science/engineering, horticulture, or a related field. The BGGC follows the scholarship guidelines of the National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Funding for the BGGC scholarship shall be decided each year, with the allocated dollar amount to be included in the budget for the upcoming year. The allocation for the scholarship shall be determined by the profits from the previous year’s plant sale. All scholarship money is paid directly to the school/s the winner/s will attend. If the chair and chair committee determine that there is no suitable candidate for the scholarship, the funds may be carried over for the next year’s scholarship. The number of scholarships and their amounts shall be determined by the committee based on the qualifications of the applicants.

Download the 2022 Buffalo Grove Garden Club
Scholarship Application

Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year
scholarship are due by April 1, 2022.


Christian Sanford is the worthy recipient of our 2018-2019 Scholarship Award of $1,000. He lives in Buffalo Grove and is currently an undergraduate at Purdue University, College of Agriculture in West Lafayette, Indiana. He is majoring in Landscape Architecture with plans to become a professional designer and work in the Chicago area. He is expected to graduate in 2022. Some of his school related activities and jobs include: American Society of Landscape Architecture – member and treasurer; Dean’s list and semester honors in 2017 and 2018; stocking, watering and loading at Leider greenhouse and landscape field intern at James Martin and Assoc. Along with a glowing recommendation from his Associate Professor in the Dept. of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, the classes he has chosen and the above activities and jobs are all relatable to his chosen field. It really shows his dedication to this field. After reading Christian’s essay, we felt his passion and his essay gave us goose bumps.

Christian says, “I have chosen this field of study because of how it allows me to create better lives for others, while also challenging me to be a steward of the land. This is what makes landscape architecture significant to our society, and people who chose to work in this industry hold an important responsibility to shape the Earth for people and people for the Earth. . . .It would definitely be an honor to be a part of shaping the landscape for the betterment of people and nature.”


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