The Milton Garden Club is offering up to $1,000 in community grants to fund a beautification, conservation, or service-oriented project in town.
Residents, students, or teachers who live or work in the town are invited to submit requests for funds to complete projects that uphold the founding principles of the Milton Garden Club: conservation, horticulture, historic preservation, education, and civic beautification.
Applicants can be any age and high school juniors and seniors planning senior projects or scouting troops thinking up building plans are encouraged to apply.
There is no minimum amount to request. Depending on the number of and scope of the proposals, it is possible that multiple awards will be given. Garden Club members and their families are not eligible.
Garden Club Scholarship Chair Rachel Wohanka said she would like to see the funding benefit students or the schools, though that is not a requirement.
The grants will replace the club’s annual scholarship, which was originally created to award a graduating senior planning to enroll in a horticulture program.
There wasn’t enough interest, according to Wohanka.
She hopes the new grant program will increase the number of applicants and she said she looks forward to seeing the projects submitted.
Projects must be completed by June 1, 2014, and the application deadline is May 1, 2013. For an application or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.