Who we are . . .
This 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 2014, $8,900 was distributed to universities throughout BC.
Award Distributions . . .
The following are educational institutions which receive awards from the BC Council of Gardens’ Scholarship Fund:
- Camosun College
- Kwantlen University College
- Simon Fraser University (Mildred Wells Scholarship)
- The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific
- Thompson Rivers University
- University of the Fraser Valley
- University of BC (Rose Bancroft Scholarship)
- University of BC (Bursary)
- University of Northern British Columbia
- Vancouver Island University
- Okanagan College
Additional information . . .
Donations can be made to the Scholarship Fund by garden clubs, organizations or individuals. We value every donation no matter how small. All funds go directly to supporting horticulture students in BC.
We want to thank everyone who has contributed to the Fund. LIST OF DONATIONS
Awards are distributed to educational facilities throughout BC. The amount of each award changes each year to reflect the performance of the Scholarship Fund. The award distribution list can be viewed on SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARIES page.
To make a donation to the Scholarship Fund, please check out the How to Donate page. There are a number of ways to make a donation.
News and Updates from the Scholarship Trust Fund Committee
The 2017 – 2018 Scholarship Trustees, Lorraine Shenker (Chair), Gillian Davis and Rudy Solar, are a trio of gardening enthusiasts, galvanized to address three objectives this year: Liaise with the educational institutions receiving the annual scholarship funds...read more