The 2022-2023 Scholarship Trustees, Shonagh MacRae (Chairperson), Patty Molnar, and Anita Irani will address three objectives this year:
- Liaise with the educational institutions receiving the annual scholarship funds in order to streamline communication and the exchange of information. In furtherance of this objective a profile of each BCCGC award at each institution was prepared and an end-of-year report from institutions was implemented.
- Contact students who have received scholarship monies, obtaining feedback about their horticultural learning experience and career objectives.
- Foster contact between BCCGC’s member clubs, particularly those who have donated to the Scholarship Fund, and those academic institutions and students who are recipients of BCCGC scholarships and bursaries.
Regarding the final objective, we are launching a fundraising drive for the 80th anniversary of the BCCGC to build the fund further and raise awareness of the fund within member clubs. We are asking each member club to donate $80 towards the fund as we celebrate 80 years of supporting gardeners across the province.
It is truly a pleasure learning about and supporting students as they dedicate themselves to a career in horticulture. I look forward to hearing from members with their comments or suggestions and particularly if they would be interested in serving with the Scholarship Fund Committee.
Chairperson, Scholarship Fund