Hoe and Hope Student Scholarships

Hoe and Hope Garden Club feels education is important.  Students majoring in horticulture, environmental science, agriculture, landscape design, forestry or related fields may apply for Hoe and Hope scholarships in February each year.  The club will award two scholarships in 2022 – a $1,000 scholarship to a junior, senior or graduate college student and a $1,000 scholarship to a student graduating from high school in 2022.

Following are the eligibility requirements and application links for these two scholarships.


Eligibility requirements for the $1000 college scholarship are:

  • Resident of Colorado
  • Sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student as of February 28, 2020.
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 9 semester hours
  • Cumulative GPA minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • Area of study must fall within one of the following:  horticulture, environmental science, agriculture, landscape design, forestry or related field.

Click here for the college application and information


Eligibility requirements for the $1,000 high school scholarship are:

  • Graduating high school senior
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Colorado resident

Click here for the high school application and information


Application deadline:  March 31

Please send application, 2 letters of recommendation, personal essay and academic transcripts to:

Hoe & Hope Garden Club
c/o Rita Rosson
11753 Ashton Road
Longmont, CO  80504

2022 Hoe & Hope Scholarship Recipients  The Hoe and Hope Garden Club scholarship committee for 2022 received eight graduating high-school applications. Three met the selected criteria pertaining to horticulture. Congratulations to the following two outstanding women. Each will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Cassidy Bates from Lyons Middle/High School.  She will be attending CSU to pursue a major in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology with a minor in Applied Environmental Policy Analysis to help with conservation of nature and caring for the environment.


Alexandria (Allie) Morton from Erie High School. She will be attending Colorado School of Mines to study Environmental Science to help figure out ways to improve agricultural sustainability and increase food supplies.



Previous Scholarship Recipients:

High School–Malia Harton $500
High School–Aurora Rangel $500
High School–Ethan Ahlstrom $500

     College–Gus Gil $1,500
     High School–Logan Kuski $500
    College–Walter Nieuwlandt  $1,500

    High School–Blake Hubert  $500

    College–Walter Gibson Nieuwlandt   $1,000
    High school–Stephanie Bushnell  $500
    College–Nathan Scott Goddard  $1,000
    High School–Reese Glenn Barracks  $500
    College–Kyra Monique Czerwinski $1,000
    High School–Forrest Wold-McGimsey–$500
    College–Matthew Michael Bombard  $1,000