Scholarships

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 2020—a $1,000 scholarship to a junior, senior or graduate college student and a $500 scholarship to a student graduating from high school in 2020. For qualifications and applications, please see below.

Scholarship Recipients For 2019-2020:

The 2019-2020 Hoe & Hope College Scholarship award for $1500 went to Gus Gill of Merino, CO. Gus is a senior at Colorado State University, pursuing a degree in Agricultural Education. He was actually chosen as the winner of this scholarship last year, but had to decline it due to being awarded a full ride scholarship from CSU! Gus was an exceptional candidate, with accolades including being a state officer for the Colorado FFA (Future Farmers of America), an ambassador for the CSU college of Agricultural Sciences, a CSU Honors student, an intern for the National Western Stock Show Sponsorship and Education Department and serving in the CSU FarmHouse Fraternity, among many others. His goal is to be an agricultural education and FFA advisor in secondary education. Kudos to Gus!

 What a challenge it was to choose just one winner from the 18 high school scholarship applicants! These kids were amazing. The $500 scholarship this year went to Logan Kuskie of Longmont! Logan is attending Minnesota State University at Mankato where she is studying biology with an emphasis in biomedical science. She plans to continue on to grad school and pursue a career in healthcare. Logan was very involved in school activities at Lyons Middle/Senior High, (track & field, state champion pole vaulter, Student Body Secretary and National Honor Society to name a few), has extensive community service (Lyons Garden Club, Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center, and Habitat for Humanity Rebuilding St. Vrain just for starters), and carried a perfect 4.0 GPA while concurrently working as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Receptionist and babysitting on the side! Logan is a not just an obviously hard worker and dedicated athlete but shows herself to be a young woman of truly upstanding character, as confirmed by her letters of teachers and employers. Best wishes for your future Logan!

Previous Scholarship Recipients:
2014
    College–Matthew Michael Bombard  $1,000
2015
    College–Kyra Monique Czerwinski $1,000
    High School–Forrest Wold-McGimsey–$500
2016
    College–Nathan Scott Goddard  $1,000
    High School–Reese Glenn Barracks  $500
2017
    College–Walter Gibson Nieuwlandt   $1,000
    High school–Stephanie Bushnell  $500
2018
    College–Walter Nieuwlandt  $1,500

    High School–Blake Hubert  $500

Because the Hoe and Hope Garden Club feels education is important, the club will award two scholarships in 2020—a $1,000 scholarship to a junior, senior or graduate college student and a $500 scholarship to a student graduating from high school in 2020. Following are the eligibility requirements and applications for these two scholarships.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

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 (PDF)
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HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility requirements for the $500 high school scholarship are:

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

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Application deadline:  February 28

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

Hoe & Hope Garden Club
c/o Jennifer Lynn
2229 Ridgeview Way
Longmont, CO  80504

Scholarship Policy of the Hoe and Hope Garden Club in Longmont, Colorado

In the event of:

  • A change in major other than listed above
  • Student drop out from school
  • Student is no longer a resident of Colorado before the end of the term covered by this scholarship
  • Student is no longer eligible to receive scholarship money

Scholarship funds are to be returned to Hoe and Hope Garden Club, Inc. located in Longmont, Colorado.