Monday, April 12, 2021

Calusa Garden Club Scholarships for Marco Island Youth

Applications due by February 15

Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island announces its 2018 Scholarship Program for Marco Island youth. Two camperships will be awarded to two fifth grade students at Tommie Barfield Elementary School for Camp Wekiva, an environmental camp sponsored by Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. Additionally, a college scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to a high school senior from Marco Island.

Students must apply and receive a recommendation from their school counselor or other sponsor. Interested students for the Wekiva Youth Camp or for a college scholarship should contact Marianne Foley for an application, either by email at or by telephone at 508-479-7550. Applications are due by February 15, 2018.

Calusa Garden Club sponsors the camp tuition for two fifth-grade students for Wekiva Youth Camp; transportation is the responsibility of the students. Wekiva Youth Camp is located at Wekiwa Springs State Park, about 20 miles north of Orlando. For more information, go to

Calusa Garden Club’s $500 scholarship is offered to one graduating high school student residing on Marco Island to assist with the costs of the student’s higher education. Criteria for qualifying for the scholarship include a student’s demonstrated interest in horticulture, conservation, botany, biology, or the environment.

Calusa Garden Club meets the second Monday of each month at Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 350 S. Barfield Drive, Marco Island. Business meetings begin at 12:30 PM and programs begin at 1:15 PM. Calusa Garden Club welcomes visitors to our programs and visitors interested in membership. Contact the Club at or on the club’s website, “Like” the Calusa Garden Club page on Facebook.

Submitted Photos

From left: Joseph Politi, Sr. with his son, Joseph Politi, Jr., 2017 college scholarship recipient and Marianne Foley, Calusa Garden Club Scholarship Chair.

Scholarship Chair Marianne Foley with 2017 Wekiva Youth Camp campership recipient Kacie Swanson and her mother, Kelli Swanson.

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