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Garden Scholars Program

Scholarships are 100% funded through contributions by our Members.   

If you have benefited from a scholarship to further your professional career, please consider donating to support a future Garden Scholar! 

Garden Club of America Hope Goddard Iselin Fellowship Award

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. 

Apply Here. Deadline February 1, 2021.


Applications are now being accepted for the Development & Membership Virtual Symposium to be held February 24-25, 2021. Deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Apply Here.


Due to COVID-19 and continued travel limitations on Association in-person professional development events in 2021, the American Public Garden Association has modified it spring cycle of full-package scholarship offerings.  

For spring 2021 no full-package scholarships will be awarded as no in-person events have been scheduled through July, 2021. However, other opportunities are available between January and June, 2021 through Garden Scholars. 

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. 

The next scheduled Garden Scholar Fee Waiver application cycle will open March 1, 2021 for the June 2021 Virtual Annual Conference.