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The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture

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The Katharine M. Grosscup
Scholarships in Horticulture

FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATES

Purpose: To encourage the study of horticulture and related fields. 

History: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarship celebrates friendship and the love of gardening within the GCA. It was founded in 1981 by Margaret Evans Berdan, Garden Club of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in memory of her friend Katharine MacConnell Grosscup, a talented gardener, enthusiastic conservationist and active member of the Shaker Lakes Garden Club in Ohio.  The first chairman of the scholarship committee was Elizabeth Evans, Mrs. Berdan’s sister-in-law, a member of the Garden Club of Cleveland.  The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarship Committee continues to be jointly managed by three members of the Shaker Lakes Garden Club and three members of the Garden Club of Cleveland. 

Provisions: Provides multiple students with funding of up to $3500 each.

Eligibility: Open to rising college sophomores, juniors, seniors and Master’s degree candidates majoring in horticulture or related fields at institutions in IN, KY, MI, OH, PA or WV.

To Apply: See application and information. Applications are accepted electronically and must be received by January 16, 2015.  PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE GCA SCHOLARSHIP, FELLOWSHIP OR AWARD MAY BE APPLIED FOR ANNUALLY.

Selection: Applicants are screened, interviewed and selected by the Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarship Committee in Cleveland.  Selected candidates must be approved by the GCA Scholarship Committee.

Fund: The Katharine M. Grosscup Fund is managed by the GCA.

Contact: The Garden Club of America, attn: Scholarship Applications, 14 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022-1006. Phone: 212-753-8287, fax: 212-753-0134. For questions email grosscupscholarship@gmail.com AND  scholarshipapplications@gcamerica.org   

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Scholarship Opportunities Available

The GCA now offers 27 merit based scholarships, fellowships and awards in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines, botany, including medicinal and tropical, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research.

In March of this year, 86 students and scholars were awarded over $300,000 to support a variety of academic endeavors ranging from summer environmental study and field work, to graduate level research. Their study will take place in institutions across the nation and some will do field work around the world.

GCA Scholarships - supporting the best and brightest.

Plant of the Year

Nominations for the Montine McDaniel Freeman Horticulture Award will be accepted by the GCA Horticulture Committee between March 1st and Dec 1st for the following year.

Nominate a Plant - recognize a plant that is under-utilized but worthy of preservation, propagation and promotion.