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Scholarships

Garden Club of American 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. 

Garden Scholar Categories

Applicants are limited to one application per review cycle.


Garden Scholars Fund

Scholarships for Annual Conference or regional symposia
number awarded dependent on funds available.


The Leichtag Scholarship

Scholarships for Annual Conference or regional symposia.
Open to:
Students currently enrolled in a horticulture or related area of study who have/had an existing internship or paid work affiliation with a member garden; OR

Staff members working in horticulture or a related area for a member garden with not less than one (1) or more than three (3) years of experience

Priority given to underrepresented/underserved applicants from Southern California, especially from San Diego County. However, applicants from throughout Association membership will also be considered.


The Kittleman Scholarship for Aspiring Public Garden Leaders
Scholarships for Annual Conference

Open to:
Individuals with at least seven (7) years of previous work experience in a public garden or related field, and currently employed by a Member Institution; and

Aspirations to lead or direct a public garden in the future.

If wishing to be considered for this scholarship, please answer the following questions in your narrative.
1.    What is your ultimate career goal?
2.    What is the most difficult challenge you have overcome?
3.    What are your core values, i.e. principles or standards you live by?
4.    What personal attributes define who you are, i.e. traits and characteristics?