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Banner Year for GCA Scholarships


May 15, 2024

One hundred scholars awarded a record $459,000

The Garden Club of America has awarded a record $459,000 for the 2024-2025 year to recognize the academic endeavors of 100 scholars—a banner year for the GCA’s Scholarship Committee. Undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate studies in areas including field botany and conservation horticulture will allow students to pursue their unique passions. This year, scholars’ field studies include coral reefs, industrial waterways, and the impact of US Army housing on the American landscape.
GCA's scholarships cover projects in the fields of botany, coastal wetlands, ecological restoration, desert studies, garden history and design, international studies, landscape architecture, conservation horticulture, horticulture, native plant studies, native bird habitat, pollinator research, environmental studies, and urban forestry. 
Since 1928 when the first GCA scholarship, the Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture, was established, over fifteen hundred scholars have been funded. The GCA offers twenty-nine merit-based scholarships.
“Our forward-thinking young scholars work diligently to find answers to the environmental issues we face,” says the GCA Scholarship Chair. “They teach us that there is so much more to learn in our quest to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment. Their projects and research findings challenge GCA members to think differently, and we become better equipped to create our own positive change.”
To find out more about the different scholarships offered through the GCA Scholarship program, go here.



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