Ripon Garden Club

The Ripon Garden Club was first created in 1954 with the goal of protecting native plants and insects, to encourage civic beauty, and further educate the community about the environment. We are a 501-C3 non-profit.

2022 Scholarships Awarded

RiponGardenClub awarded four 

scholarships this  year.


Scholarship Information

Revised February 6, 2021

The Ripon Garden Club (RGC) Scholarship supports graduating high school seniors and community college transfer students who will be attending an accredited two year or four year college or university after graduation. The RGC is interested in promoting the studies of Plants, Animals, Birds, Fish, and our Environment.

This application and information supersedes any form and /or application prior to February 6, 2021

Amount: $1,000 one time award

Acceptable Fields: Applicants must be planning to study in the following fields:

Agricultural Studies, including Viticulture and Enology

Animal Science

Avian Science

Plant, Animal, Avian, or Fish Biology


Conservation Studies

Earth Sciences, including Geology, Forest, Watershed and Wildland Science

Ecology/Environmental Sciences

Geology, including Soil Science and Water Science



Landscape Studies, including Landscape Architecture and Restoration

Marine Science/Oceanography

Plant Science, including Forestry and Rangeland Resources


Academic Requirements: Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Scholarship Application Packet: The Packet consists of five parts: 1) Application Form, which is attached; 2) High School Transcripts verified by the school counselor; 3) Letters of Recommendations; 4) Personal Letter; and, 5) List of Activities. All information requested on the Form, including applicant’s last four digits of the social security number, and the name and full address of the college financial aid officer must be given. The college financial aid officer will distribute the scholarship money as needed for books and tuition.

The Application Form may be handwritten or typed. All other materials must be typed. 

Completed Application Packets will be picked up at the front desk of high school by the end of the school day on Monday, April 20, 2020. Community college transfer students must contact the number below prior to the deadline to arrange for pick-up.

Scholarship money will be released upon student acceptance to College. All Applicants must be enrolled as a full time student carrying 12 or more units.

Scholarship winners will be notified in May.

Normally, A luncheon is held  to announce and  introduce all winners to the Ripon Garden Club members.

Questions, contact Margaret Deeter at 209-599-4824.

Check back throughout the year for final deadlines and contact information.