AGC Nancy Zitkus Scholarship Award 2017

Our 2016 Scholarship Award recipient is BERNARD KONDENAR of Antioch. He is a sophomore student at College of Lake County (CLC) where we have our Scholarship setup with the CLC Foundation. His major study has been horticulture with intent to pursue a BS and graduate in biological control of invasive species and in Permaculture system practices and design. In addition to being an exceptional student he is a family man with three small children and has his own farm business.   

We are delighted to have such an outstanding recipient to accept this Award at the June 6th Antioch Garden Club Meeting. 

          Community Scholarship


The Antioch Garden Club is offering a $600 scholarship to students majoring in Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Plant Pathology, Forestry, Agronomy, Environmental Concerns, City Planning, Land Management and/or allied fields of study.

This scholarship named after Nancy Zitkus, who is a founding member of AGC and a dedicated former treasurer of the club.  The Nancy Zitkus scholarship is open to students who resides in Antioch Township or neighboring communities and is a student at a 2 or 4 year college or university.  Current high school seniors or returning adult students who are enrolling in a 2 or 4 year college or university are eligible to apply.


Applicants can find the rules for submission and application forms below.

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The Antioch Garden Club is very pleased to announce that we have our winner for the Nancy Zitkus  Scholarship Award of 2017. The name of the recipient is Kyla Knauf. She is a recent graduate from Lakes Community HS, finishing in the top 1% of her class with a 4.7 GPA and straight A's. Some of the awards and achievements she received include High Honor Roll, NLCC All-Academic Award for Varsity Tennis, Illinois State Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, and Daily Herald All-Academic Team Honorable Mention. In her free time, she loves to go running, biking, weight lifting, play tennis, practice the piano, viola, or ukulele, and tend to her garden- consisting of over 30 varieties of vegetables, fruits, and flowers largely grown from seed. Currently, she is enrolled at the University of San Diego and planning to major in Environmental Science to further contribute to her love of nature and desire for national and global sustainability. Kyla Knauf attended the award ceremony and received the award certificate at our June 5th club meeting. Congratulations to Kyla Knauf! 

AGC Nancy Zitkus Scholarship Award 2016