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The Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture

FOR UNDERGRADUATES, GRADUATE STUDENTS, ADVANCED DEGREE CANDIDATES,
OR NON-DEGREE-SEEKING APPLICANTS ABOVE THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL

Purpose: Established to encourage the development of research, documentation, and teaching skills in the field of horticulture.

History: Established in 2010.

Provisions: Funds one or more scholarships annually at $3000 to support study at an accredited college, university, or major botanic garden or arboretum. Projects may include but are not restricted to plant propagation, photographic documentation of studies and research projects, the acquisition of skills for working with horticulture collections, and research in horticulture in the broadest sense. 

Eligibility: Open to college undergraduates and graduate students, advanced degree candidates, or non-degree-seeking applicants above the high school level. 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 1st preceding the period of study. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE GCA SCHOLARSHIP, FELLOWSHIP OR AWARD MAY BE APPLIED FOR ANNUALLY.

Selection: Selection is by members of the GCA Scholarship Committee and a member of the Chestnut Hill Garden Club.

Fund: Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture Fund 

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 Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies funds a graduate student annually at $5,000 to support field-based wetlands research. Read more about the four 2017 recipients: Janet Walker, in the Joint Doctoral Program in Ecology at the University of California, Davis, and San Diego State University; Samantha Apgar, doctoral candidate, the University of Connecticut; Elisabeth B. Powell, a master's student in the Biodiversity, Earth, and Environmental Science Department at Drexel University; and Nate Stott, a master's student at Bowling Green State 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.