Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
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.
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, fax: 212-753-0134, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The GCA offers 27 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines which include 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. Club-sponsored awards are given to recognize outstanding volunteer outreach that nurtures children in the appreciation of nature.
In March of 2016, 91 scholars were awarded over $360,000 to study and research a variety of horticultural and conservation topics ranging from summer environmental study and field work, to graduate level research projects. This class of scholars represents institutions throughout our nation and some will participate in related field work around the world.
GCA Scholarships - supporting the best and brightest and furthering knowledge of our natural environment.