Pottawatomie Garden Club
A spirited, award-winning group serving the community of St. Charles, Illinois.
Meetings: 4th Monday of the month, March though October

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2024 Scholarships
The PGC scholarship is awarded in the spring to a high school senior or college student majoring in any of the following areas of study: Agriculture; Botany; Conservation; Ecology; Environmental Concerns; Forestry; Horticulture; and/or related studies. The student must reside within the St. Charles Community Unit School District 303.

We invite you to apply and send your application by March 31, 2024 to:

Pottawatomie Garden Club Scholarship Chairpersons
84 Dunham Place, St. Charles, IL 60174
Erma Bogert on her
 100th Birthday!
Thanks to the generous donation that the late Dixon Bogert made to the Pottawatomie Garden Club scholarship fund in honor of his mother Erma, the club is able to give two $3,500 scholarships to local students this year 2024.
2021 Scholarship Winners
​Abigale Steele

St Charles North High School

Attending: University of Illinois, majoring in Environmental Science
Joshua D'Avola

St Charles North High School

Attending: University of Illinois,
majoring in Environmental Science.
2022 Scholarship Winner
Joshua D'Avola

Attending: University of Illinois, majoring in Environmental Science.
2023 Scholarship Winners
Nickolae "Nick" Duncan (left) and Eleanor "Ellie" Clark (right).
Nickolae “Nick’” Duncan is a Homeschooled senior and is dual enrolled at Elgin Community College. He has a GPA of 3.88. Nick became a U of I Master Gardener in Fall 2019. He is also certified as a Kane County Certified Naturalist (KCCN). Last summer he served as a Tree Science Intern at Morton Arboretum. This fall Nick will be attending Iowa State University majoring in Forestry with an emphasis on Natural Resource Conservation and Restoration.

​Eleanor “Ellie” Clark attends East St. Charles High School. A lifelong lover of gardening, she has graduated with a 4.86 (out of 4) GPA. In addition to having a green thumb and an impressive GPA, she has also competed in Cross County at the State level for East since her sophomore year.
This fall she will be attending Hillsdale College in Michigan, majoring in Biology 
and Horticulture.
2024 scholarship applications are due by March 31, 2024.
2024 Scholarship Winners
Eleanor "Ellie" Clark (left) and Jersey Chytla (right).
Eleanor Clark is a graduate of St. Charles East High School. Currently a freshman at Hillsdale College majoring in Biology. Her aspiration is to use her knowledge as a horticulturalist in creating beautiful gardens. While at East, Ellie finished 3rd at the cross country State Championship,. She now competes in cross country for her college.
Jersey Chytla is a graduate of St. Charles East and also competed in cross country for East. But his true love is speed skating. So he is off to the University of Calgary to train and skate. Jersey is majoring in Environmental Science.