Are you studying Agriculture, Agronomy, Botany, Conservation, Environmental Concerns, Forestry, Horticulture, Land Management, Landscape Design, Plant Pathology or a related field? If so, a scholarship may be available for you from garden clubs at the local, state, regional and national levels.

Eligibility for a garden club scholarship

In addition to pursuing a field of study related to land or the environment, you must also meet the following requirements to be eligible for a garden club scholarship:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States

  • Full-time student, as defined by NGC:

    • Undergraduate enrolled for at least 12 graded hours of classes

    • Graduate students enrolled for at least 9 graded hours of classes

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater (on a 4.0 scale)

Scholarship criteria

  • Academic record - 40%

  • Applicant's letter - 25%

  • Honors, extracurricular activities, work experience - 13%

  • Financial Need - 15%

  • Recommendation - 5%

  • Conformance 2%

National Scholarship Winners

Several scholarship winners from CAR-SGC member states also received a scholarship from NGC for the 2017-2018 academic year::

  • Mark Anthony Meloni, Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs

  • Mikayla Nicole Call, Maryland Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.

  • Jaclyn deValue, The Garden Cub of New Jersey, Inc.

  • Jacob Rathbun, Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc.

  • Bree Lacey Richardson, Garden Club of Ohio, Inc.

  • Michael Legos Dautlick, The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania

Visit the websites for your local and state garden clubs for details regarding any scholarships they may offer. Application deadlines may vary and some may provide additional details that are specific to their local scholarship awards. (You will find a link in the footer of this page for all CAR-SGC state garden clubs.)

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Director Gail Corle Manna (2019-2021)
Mailing address: 9956 William Penn Road, Imler, PA 16655

Contact CAR-SGC


President Gay Lee Austin (2019-2021)

Mailing address: 4401 Magnolia Ave., 
St. Louis, Missouri  63110

Contact: NGC

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