THE GARDEN CLUB OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year The Garden Club of America extends an invitation to qualified students at the undergraduate and post graduate levels to apply for one of our 27 merit based scholarships, fellowships, internships and awards. These scholarship offerings fund the study of diverse subjects in the areas of botany, ecology, horticulture, the environment and more. In 2016, 83 awards were made to students studying in the U.S. and abroad. We encourage you to share information about these GCA funding opportunities with students enrolled in U.S. institutions who may be seeking financial assistance for their studies. 

The GCA website at www.gcamerica.org/scholarships provides a comprehensive listing of our scholarship offerings, application requirements, deadlines and funding levels as well as information on previous scholarship recipients. Please encourage worthy candidates to apply for these scholarship offerings:

  • Summer scholarships in field botany for undergraduate and graduate students
  • A scholarship for graduate study in public horticulture
  • A fellowship to study pollinator decline
  • An award to fund graduate and advanced undergraduate students studying horticulture, conservation, botany, environmental science and landscape design relating to arid landscapes
  • A fellowship in urban forestry
  • An offering in summer environmental studies for residents of New Jersey or non-residents studying in New Jersey
  • A fellowship in ecological restoration
  • Regional scholarships for undergraduates or graduate students who wish to pursue the study of horticulture and related subjects
  • Awards for summer environmental studies to undergraduates following their freshman, sophomore or junior years
  • A scholarship to study the habitat of threatened or endangered native birds of the U.S.
  • A grant for graduate students to conduct field research on biology and management of rare flora
  • A scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students for the study abroad of tropical horticulture and botany
  • A fellowship in garden history and design
  • An internship in garden history and design with a preference given to those who want to intern at the Smithsonian
  • A summer scholarship in medicinal botany primarily for undergraduate students
  • A fellowship in medicinal botany
  • Awards in tropical botany for Ph.D. candidates to pursue independent field study
  • Funding to assist graduate students for field work and research in coastal wetland studies
  • A fellowship in landscape architecture at the American Academy in Rome
  • Scholarships for graduate study in horticulture and landscape architecture in Great Britain

Follow us @GCAScholarships on Twitter to get updates on our scholarship offerings and winners. Please join us in reaching out to worthy applicants by sharing and posting our material. For additional information, email scholarship@gcamerica.org.

Sincerely,

Julia F. Johnson

Chairman, GCA Scholarship Committee