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Garden Scholars

Garden Scholar Awards

A Garden Scholar award package includes event registration and reimbursable hotel/travel and related costs for attending a regional symposium (max. $650) or the Annual Conference (max. $1,500).

Applicants are limited to one application per review cycle.

The Fall 2022 Application Cycle is now open for awards to the Education Symposium in February, 2023 - Apply Here

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The Linda Milbourn Fellowship in Landscape Architecture

The 2022 Application cycle now open - Apply Here

The Linda Milbourn Fellowship in Landscape Architecture will provide financial assistance for a promising student pursuing a graduate degree in landscape architecture with a distinct connection to public gardens. Graduate students of Landscape Architecture will discover the impact their own vision can have on public gardens and future generations of visitors. Those awarded this Fellowship will, like Linda, bring their visions to life in connecting plants and people.

2021 - Jessica Fegley, Penn State University - Winterthur

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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. 

2021 - Kathleen Salisbury, Ambler Arboretum of Temple University

The 2022 application cycle for this award is now closed

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Association Symposium Scholars

Arts & Exhibitions/Design & Planning (Mar 30/31)
The Longwood Gardens Scholar - Erin Hill, Bloedel Reserve
Vanita Keswani, Smith-Gilbert Gardens

Finance & Operations (Apr 24/25)
The BHS Insurance Scholar - Chaundra Frank, VP-FInance, Houston Botanic Garden

Association Conference Scholars

The BHS Insurance Scholar - Toshi Yano, Wethersfield Estate and Garden
The Gerry Donnelly Future Leaders Scholar - Erin Presley, Olbrich Botanical Gardens
The Kittleman Award for Aspiring Public Garden Leaders- Beatriz Maruri-Aguilar, Jardín Botánico Regional de Cadereyta
The Longwood Gardens Scholar - Abby Lorenz, Lincoln Park Zoo
Thuy Luu
Emma Marton