LEAF Supports Students
LEAF Scholarship Selection Chair Marianne Estournes re-unites with LEAF scholarship recipient Hallie Schmidt during CLCA’s 2019 Annual Convention. Hallie is now the owner and chief designer of Tierra Madre.
Since 1972, the California Landscape Contractors Association Auxiliary has offered scholarships to college and university students majoring in landscape related programs. In 1988, the Landscape Educational Advancement Foundation (LEAF) was formed to carry on the tradition of awarding financial aid to deserving students. Read more here.
In 2020, nine Green Industry students received a total of $38,100 in LEAF Scholarships. “I admire their passion and focus and believe that these young people will be leaders in our industry,” said Marianne Estournes,
LEAF Scholarship Selection Committee Chair.
Education is the key to your industry’s future! Through LEAF you can help foster this growth. Send your tax-deductible donation to invest in a dream by providing for your future as well as theirs! Contact Sandra Giarde at CLCA, (916) 830-2780.
Or, mail donations to:
California Landscape Contractors Association
ATTN: LEAF Scholarships
1491 River Park Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95815
Contributions allow scholarships to grow and help give students the assistance needed to achieve their educational goals. View the current fund report. You can also contribute to LEAF via your will through the LEAF Legacy program.
The Celtis Group
Specialized Landscape Management
Auxiliary Life Member
Scholarship Selection Chair
Blue Spruce Landscape
Associate Member Representative