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Category: Botany

The Garden Club of America Summer Scholarship in Field Botany

FOR UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE STUDENTS 

Award:  $3000
Deadline: February 1 preceding the summer of study
 

Purpose:  To support student’s field studies and offer an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience beyond the regular course of study.

History: In the late 1990s, to help offset this trend of declining or consolidated botany programs at colleges and universities the GCA's Scholarship Committee added a proposal for a summer scholarship in field botany to its list of possible new offerings. Beginning in 2000, Mrs. Henry Streeter, an ardent horticulturist and member of the North Shore Garden Club of Massachusetts, generously offered to fund this opportunity. 

Provisions:  Provides $3000 annually to one student for out-door summer study in the field.

Eligibility: Open to undergraduate and master’s degree students. Research must be conducted in the Western Hemisphere. Eligibility is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in a U.S. - based institution.

Selection:  Members of the GCA Scholarship Committee and professionals knowledgeable in field botany will select awardees.

Fund: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany Fund

To Apply: See applications and instructions. Applications must be received at the GCA Headquarters in New York City by February 1 preceding the summer of study. 

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 Garden Club of America Board of Associates Pollinator Fellowship annually funds one or more graduate students at $4,000 for study and research that advances the knowledge of pollinator science and increases the number of scientists in the field. Read more about the four 2017 recipients, doctoral students Michelle L. Fearon, ecology and evolutionary biology, University of Michigan; Kelsey E. Fisher, entomology, Iowa State University; Jonathan Giacomini, zoology, North Carolina State University; and Rachael E. Bonoan, Tufts University.

GCA Scholarships are available in medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research.