Orange Home Grown Scholarships


The Orange Home Grown scholarship program has become a huge success, supporting college level students and/or high school seniors entering college, in their quest to reach their educational dreams in the field of agriculture, culinary, applied sciences, the environment, or related studies. Each year, Orange Home Grown awards a minimum of two scholarships to students aspiring to excel in higher education, whose interests and studies align with our organization’s mission.

This application is for Orange Home Grown’s Annual Academic Scholarship, which will be given out to recipients who meet the application criteria and are approved by the majority of the Board of Directors and/or the OHG Scholarship Committee. Please fill out the application below and submit the requested supplemental material to an Orange Home Grown Board member, deliver to the OHG Farmer’s Market Information Booth,  email to our Executive Director Megan Penn, or mail to P.O. Box 871, Orange, CA 92856 by the dates provided below.
1. In person: Submit no later than Saturday, June 13, 2020
2. Via USPS: must be postmarked no later than Thursday, June 11, 2020

Finalists may be asked to schedule an in-person interview with Scholarship Committee. Scholarship winner(s) will be notified no later than Monday, August 17, 2020, and the recipients will be presented their checks and certificates at a special fundraiser event or at the farmers market on a date specified by the Board of Directors.

Past Winners

2013 Year Recipients:
1. Anayeli Sarabia
2. Leah Masuoka

2014 Year Recipients:
1. Anayeli Sarabia
2. Natalie Eisner

2016 Year Recipients:
1. Guy Hernandez
2. Avery Barbera
3. Joshua Jaime
4. Amber Buzzard

2017 Year Recipients:
1. Guy Hernandez
2. Abigail Martinez
3. Trisha Moreira
4. Benjamin Reed Brown
5. Serene Janes-Taylor

2018 Year Recipients:
1. Samantha Rogers
2. Sophia Barr

2019 Year Recipients:
1. William Perez
2. Vincent Bui
3. Eloi Barajas
4. Samantha Rogers
5. Sophia Barr

2020 Year Recipients:
1. Erin Araneta
2. Vincent Bui
3. Christina Delerling
4. Samantha Rogers
5. Sophia Barr
6. David Yi
7. Matthew Schwebel

Requested Materials

1. Please include a personal resume
2. Please include a 500‐750 word essay providing Orange Home Grown with your plan on how you will utilize your knowledge in your field of study to impact your local and/or global community, as well as how you will plan on using the awarded scholarship funds.

OHG Scholarship Application

Application Criteria

1. College or high school currently attending
2. College level of study
3. Field of study in line with our Mission Statement (declared major a plus)– Examples: Agriculture, Sustainability, Environment Related, Health/Fitness, etc.
4. Submit completed application and requested supplemental material by deadline above