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GARDEN SCHOLARS & FEE WAIVERS
UPDATE APRIL 2021:
With the introduction of a Virtual Professional Development program, Members in good standing at any level of their professional development may apply for a Garden Scholar Fee Waiver for selected virtual events such as workshops, symposia, and the Annual Conference.
The Virtual Annual Conference Garden Scholar Fee Waiver application cycle is now closed.
Please check back on this site for fall and winter 2021-22 opportunities.
GARDEN SCHOLAR CATEGORIES
Applicants are limited to one application within a calendar year.
Scholarships for Annual Conference or regional symposia
The events of 2020 accelerated our plans to build a broader, more accessible Virtual Professional Development Program featuring everything from a Lunch & Learn session to a full, multi-day Virtual Conference.
General Scholarship Information
The American Public Gardens Association awards full- and partial scholarships and registration fee waivers for selected in-person and virtual professional development thanks to the generosity of donors.
Our Garden Scholars full-scholarship program for in-person events is on hold to the continuing impacts of COVID-19 limiting on-site events.
With the introduction of a Virtual Professional Development program, Members in good standing may apply for a Garden Scholar Fee Waiver for selected virtual events such as workshops, symposia, and the Annual Conference.
How to apply
NOTE: Applicants may not apply for more than one event waiver in a calendar year.
A fellowship/grant opportunity offered in partnership with the Garden Club of America
The Garden Club of America Hope Goddard Iselin Fellowship in Public Horticulture will award up to a $5,000 grant to a student enrolled in a graduate-level university program to study public horticulture through experiential learning that takes place at a recognized public garden, botanic garden, arboretum, or other closely aligned public horticulture institution in the United States.
The 2021 application cycle for this award has closed.