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The Mary T. Carothers Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship

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The Mary T. Carothers Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship

FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS 

Purpose: To encourage studies and careers in the environmental field, with the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience beyond the regular course of study.

History: In 1998 the family and friends of Mary Trainer Carothers established a scholarship fund as a memorial to the well-loved member of the Noanett (Massachusetts) Garden Club. “Bootsie” Carothers was known for her love for gardening and the environment, both of which extended to local and state horticultural and conservation associations. The Carothers Scholarship achieved full funding in June, 2005.

Provisions: Provides financial assistance of $3000 to one student annually for field work, research, or classroom work. (Award amounts were increased from $1500 in 2007.) Work may award academic credit but should be in addition to required courses.

Eligibility: Open to college undergraduates for summer study following the freshman, sophomore, or junior year. Eligibility is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in a U.S. - based institution.

To Apply: See application and instructions. Applications must be received at GCA Headquarters in New York City by February 5 preceding the summer of study. Note that applications for this scholarship, the Clara Carter Higgins Scholarship, the GCA Awards for Summer Environmental Studies, and the Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Scholarship are considered together. Interested students should submit only one application. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE GCA SCHOLARSHIP, FELLOWSHIP OR AWARD MAY BE APPLIED FOR ANNUALLY.

Selection: Selection is by members of the GCA Scholarship Committee.

Fund: The Mary T. Carothers Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship 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 / email: 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.