Supporting the growth of our future.
Supporting the growth and prosperity of future generations was a logical step for the Orange Home Grown Foundation. Assisting youth with aligned interests and goals is a win for those awarded scholarships and our community as a whole.
In 2013, the Foundation began its official scholarship program, which has since become a huge success. The program directly supports college level students, or high school seniors entering college, in their quest to reach their educational dreams in the fields of agriculture, food science, animal science, environmental sustainability, or related studies.
Each year, the Orange Home Grown Foundation awards anywhere from two to seven scholarships to inspiring college students. Orange Home Grown is proud to be a benefactor for our local youth. To learn more about our scholarship stats visit our impact page.
Apply for an Orange Home Grown Scholarship
Orange Home Grown’s Annual Academic Scholarship will be given out to recipients who meet the application criteria.
Please fill out the application below and submit the requested supplemental material to Executive Director, Megan Penn at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to P.O. Box 871, Orange, CA 92856 by the dates provided below.
Scholarship Submission Requirements
Enrolled in college or as a high school senior
Seeking college level of study
Field of study in line with the Orange Home Grown Foundation Mission (declared major a plus) – Examples: Agriculture, Sustainability, Environment Related, Health/Fitness, etc.
Submit completed application and requested supplemental material by stated deadline (see above).
500‐750 word essay explaining to Orange Home Grown 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
How to Submit Your Application
Email: Submit no later than Saturday, April 1, 2024
USPS: Must be postmarked no later than Thursday, March 30, 2024
Finalists may be asked to schedule an in-person interview with the Scholarship Committee
Scholarship winner(s) will be notified no later than Thursday, April 19, 2024 and the recipients will be presented their checks and certificates at a special community ceremony at the farmers market on Saturday May 11, 2024
The Kevin Hogate
Volunteering is an act of kindness by an individual freely giving of their time, talents, and labor to community service. The Annual Kevin Hogate Volunteer Award honors an individual in our community who exemplifies the true meaning of volunteerism.
Kevin was an active volunteer with Orange Home Grown and his life was cut much too short in his freshman year of college. The Orange Home Grown Foundation is proud to partner with the Hogate Family to continue to share Kevin’s passion for community and willingness to get involved and give back locally.
Thank you to the Hogate Family for partnering with Orange Home Grown to sponsor this Award. Kevin is greatly missed by his family and friends, but his memory lives on through others.
Past Scholarship Award Winners
Benjamin Reed Brown
Past Kevin Hogate Volunteer Award Winners
2018 Ernesto Orozco
2019 Noah Echegaray
2020 Nick Low
2021 Maxwell Bui + Sierra Johnson
2022 Andrea Martinez + Jamie Rivera
2023 Evan Bui + Nikiel Meeks