National Garden Clubs | College Scholarships

College Scholarships

Funding professional development

NGC is proud of its college scholarship program which offers financial aid to students majoring in fields of study related to horticulture and the environment.  Applicant must be planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture. Thirty-five (35) advanced annual scholarships were awarded in 2011 for the academic year of 2011-2012, each in the amount of $3,500.  The number of scholarships and their amount for the academic year of 2012-2013 will be determined after October 15.  Check your State Garden Club for other scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship Award Overview

  • One-year scholarships are available to undergraduate juniors, seniors and graduate students pursuing a Master's Degree.
  • Sophomores may make application for their junior year.
  • College/university must be accredited and listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx.

Timeline for the Application Process

  • March 1: Application due to the State Scholarship Chairman in your state of legal residence
  • March 15: Top application from each state received by National Garden Clubs Scholarship Committee
  • May: Notification of winners
  • July 1: Receipt of information from winners by National Garden Clubs Headquarters
  • Late July: Scholarship funds dispersed to College Financial Aid Offices

For more information, contact:
Bonnie Borne, Scholarship Chairman