Scholarship Application


Please Contact the Scholarship committee chair for an application. Deadline April 4, 2022

The Herb Guild Garden Club, Karol Polkinghorn, 3677 Lexington Court, Westlake, Ohio 44145

January 8, 2022

To Whom It May Concern;

     The Herb Guild Garden Club, through the support of its members, maintains a scholarship program available to senior high school students as well as freshmen and sophomores attending Lorain County Community College or Cuyahoga Community College.

     The enclosed pamphlet furnishes all the information, which a prospective applicant needs to review before completing the Scholarship Application Form. 

The scholarship money amount can be up to $1,500.  The Scholarship Committee may deem more than one applicant qualifies and award more than one scholarship.

     The areas of study that the scholarship(s) will be awarded to are the study of horticulture, forestry, agriculture, environmental science, botany, landscaping, or culinary arts.  ONLY STUDENTS WHO ARE PLANNING TO PURSUE A MAJOR IN ONE OF THE AREAS OF STUDY THAT IS LISTED ABOVE WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP.

    The Herb Guild Garden Club Scholarship Committee extends to all applicants their best wishes and hopes for continuing education and successful careers in their chosen fields.

Scholarship Committee Chairman, Karol Polkinghorn 440-554-7755

Committee members; Mary Kay Filipiak, Beverly Stricker


PURPOSE: To further the knowledge and use of herbs and contribute the results to the study of Forestry, Horticulture,  Agriculture, Environmental Science, Botany, Landscaping, and Culinary Arts.              

ELIGIBILITY: Only persons with a proposed academic study in Forestry, Botany, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Agriculture, Landscaping, or Culinary Arts are eligible for this scholarship.

RESTRICTION: A one-year Scholarship is available to any graduating high school seniors as well as Lorain County Community College or Cuyahoga Community College current freshman and or sophomore students. Applicants must be residents of the State of Ohio and U.S. Citizens.  International or foreign exchange students are not eligible.     

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications must be received to the above address no later than April 4, 2022 . to be considered for the current year. Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Decisions of the Scholarship Committee are final.      

No Scholarship money needs to be awarded in any given year.

Announcement of the scholarship recipient/s will be made no later than May 1, 2022.

If you have questions, please call; Karol Polkinghorn 440-554-7755        

TERMS: Each recipient of scholarship money is to understand that the funds will be sent directly to the college or university that you will be attending and is to be used for tuition or books. The college or university that you will be attending must be located in the United States of America.

After completing the first academic school year, each recipient is expected to inform The Herb Guild Garden Club Scholarship Committee, in writing, by August 1, 20 23 , of their accomplishments in their chosen field.

The Herb Guild Garden Club is not medically oriented. No advice on the medicinal use of herbs shall be disseminated.

Attendance at our annual Scholarship Luncheon is MANDATORY for the reception of the scholarship.