HANFORD — The Hanford Garden club wants to make college a little more affordable for some local students. 

Hanford Garden Club is offering scholarships to graduating seniors from schools in Kings County in the amount of $750 each. 

Students must be planning a career related to the objectives of the Hanford Garden Club to be considered.  This may include; botany conservation, entomology, floriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscape architecture, plant biology and/or plant genetics, urban planning, agriculture or research in allied fields.  Consideration will be given to grades, extracurricular activities and financial need.  A school transcript is required, along with three letters of recommendation which discuss scholastic ability, personal character, and work related experiences of applicant, with each letter limited to one page.

Those applying should include personal statements that include educational and career goals, including  reasons for those choices.

Submission deadline is April 1 to the Scholarship Chairman, Pat Scialo, 2011 Idaho Avenue, Hanford, CA 93230. 

For more information, call 559-686-8166.

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