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.
NOTE: Our next application cycle is January 6-31 for Garden Scholar Fee Waivers for the Feb 24-25 Development & Membership Virtual Symposium.
Garden Scholar Categories
Applicants are limited to one application per review cycle.
Garden Scholars Fund
Scholarships for Annual Conference or regional symposia
Applicants are limited to one application within a calendar year.
Garden Scholars Fund- Full Scholarships
Scholarships for in-person Annual Conference or regional symposia
when scheduled and funds available. Currently NOT OPEN
Garden Scholars Fee Waiver Program- Full or Partial
Registration waivers for virtual Annual Conference, symposia or select workshops
First 2021 Application Cycle Open Jan 6-31
Second 2021 Application Cycle Open Mar 1-31
Other cycles to be announced
Garden Scholar Fee Waiver Program
About the Program
In 2018 we introduced a Garden Scholars program providing full-package scholarships to attend in-person Symposia and the Annual Conference. Scholarships are 100% funded through gifts from individual members, corporate and institutional donors.
The events of 2020 caused the Association to pivot to create a new, Virtual Professional Development Program featuring everything from a Lunch & Learn session to a full, multi-day Virtual Conference. Through a virtual platform we are now able to reach a greater number and diversity of our membership with professional development opportunities at all levels of learning.
To that end, we have broadened our Garden Scholars program to include a virtual scholarship option in the form of Garden Scholar registration Fee Waivers for virtual workshops, Symposia, and Annual Conferences when they occur. These will be offered on an as-available basis to qualified applicants who are Members in good standing, and awarded strictly at the sole discretion of the Association.
If you are interested in supporting a scholarship or underwrite a waiver for a member in financial need, please donate to the Garden Scholars Fund here, and thank you!