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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 in Horticulture 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: Awards up to $3,500 are paid directly to recipients in support of their education and research.

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. Eligibility is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in a U.S. - based institution.

To Apply: See application and information. Applications are accepted electronically and must be received by January 8.  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. For questions email grosscupscholarship@gmail.com AND  scholarshipapplications@gcamerica.org   

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Scholarship Opportunities Abound

The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships, awarding more than $330,000 to 86 scholars in 2017.

For example, the GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration offers an $8,000 annual grant for graduate study and research at a leading accredited university in the United States. Fields of study of past recipients have ranged from forestry to applied plant sciences to ecology and evolutionary biology.

Read more about the four 2017 recipients.