Founded in 1913, The Garden Club of America (GCA) is a volunteer nonprofit organization comprised of 200 member clubs and approximately 18,000 club members throughout the country. GCA members passionately devote their energy and expertise to a wide array of projects in their communities and across the nation. Since 1928, when the first prize was established, the GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships, awarding more than $330,000 to 86 scholars.
For graduate students and advanced undergraduates, the GCA awards funds to one or more students annually at $5,000. The funds are to be applied to study and research that will advance the knowledge of urban forestry and increase the number of scientists in the field. We’re proud to partner once again this year with the GCA to administer its Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry. Applications are due January 31.
2018 recipients’ research focused on D.C. relevant topic: the conditions of preserved private trees (read: large, mature trees protected by city ordinances) on properties undergoing construction.
Eligibility is open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in U.S. institutions studying urban forestry, environmental studies, horticulture, forestry or related programs. We encourage all eligible students to apply and look forward to reviewing applicant’s materials in the coming weeks.
For full eligibility requirements and to learn more about the application process, visit our Scholarships page.