Helping Horticulture Students in British Columbia
This Scholarship Trust Fund Committee is governed by its own Constitution. There are three members one of whom is elected each year to a three year term.
The BC Council of Garden Clubs’ Scholarship Trust Fund assists Canadian students resident in BC in furthering their education in horticulture in a recognized accredited college or university through the granting of scholarships and bursaries.
The capital of the fund comes from donations made by garden clubs throughout BC as well as bequests and other sources. These donations become and remain part of the capital fund. The capital fund is held and managed by the VanCity Community Foundation.
The Scholarship Trust Fund Committee is responsible for encouraging donations and for allocating the available funds to BC Educational Facilities for students in their horticultural programs.
How the Fund Works
Our members kindly donate funds to the Fund. There are no amounts too small to make a big difference to assist in the pursuit of career in horticulture for our recipients.
The funds are held with the Vancity Community Foundation as a Donor Advised Fund. This means that the Scholarship Trust Fund Committee decides on the award levels and distribution on available funds each year. Under current Revenue Canada rules, we are required to distribute at least 4% of the value of the fund each year. For the year 2017, $9,900 was distributed to colleges and universities throughout BC.
Here’s How You Can Donate
Donations can be made in a number of ways.
- You can go online to the Vancity Community Foundation and make your donation using the form provided. Tax receipts will be provided by the Foundation for amounts of $20 or more.
- If you are a Vancity Member, you can donate directly from your Vancity VISA or personal account. The information for this is on your personal banking page.
- Or if you prefer, you may mail a cheque to the Scholarship Trust Fund Committee. The Vancity Community Foundation will issue receipts for donations of $20 or more. Our mailing address is:
BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Trust Fund
c/o: BC Council of Garden Clubs
P.O. Box 121, Stn. Whonnock,
Maple Ridge BC V2W 1V9
Please ensure that the cheques are made out to the “Vancity Community Foundation” and the memo field shows “BC Council of Garden Clubs”. If the person or organization that the donation is from does not clearly show on the cheque, please include a brief note with the cheque indicating who the donation is from.
For more information, please feel free to email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
News and Updates from the Scholarship Trust Fund Committee
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