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Garden Club Scholarships

The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., continues to provide scholarships to deserving Georgia college students majoring in any garden-related subject in an accredited college or university in Georgia. Work Scholarships are also awarded to students for a designated number of hours to be worked at a public botanical garden.

Funding for scholarships is derived from many sources including the sale of engagement calendars, Life Memberships, the Patron of Scholarship program, donations, and special projects. Judging of recipients for the scholarships is based on need, scholastic record, character, initiative, and general attitude. The selection of the scholarship winners is made by the Scholarship Committee of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. Each year, the Scholarship committee tries to increase the number and size of the scholarships we award to our deserving students.

In recent years, the development of the "Named Scholarship" program is a major source of additional funding for our students. For a minimum of $1,000, an individual or organization may be honored with a scholarship in their name. The names of the honored individuals/organizations are published in the GCG Calendar, in the Archives, on the GCG Website, and in Garden Gateways. See the "Named Scholarship Donation Form" below for further details.

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
  • Must be A Georgia resident for the last four years paying in-state tuition
  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 graded hours of classes
  • Graduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 9 graded hours of classes
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Must be planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design, or horticulture
  • International or foreign exchange students are not eligible
  • Doctoral program students are not eligible
  • Study abroad, fellowships, or internships are not eligible. Funds may be applied to studies overseas provided the study is a condition of the recipient's degree plan and that payment continues to be made to the accredited U.S. college or university.

Applicants must be majoring in one of the following or related subjects:

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Crop and Soil Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Planning and Design
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Forest Resources
  • Forestry
  • Historic Architecture
  • Historic Preservation
  • Horticulture
  • Integrative Conservation
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Design
  • Natural Resources
  • Plant Sciences
  • Rural Planning
  • Turfgrass Management
  • Urban Planning
  • Water and Soil Resources
  • Wildlife Management
  • Other related or allied subjects

Click here for the Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship application. Contact the Garden Club of Georgia for detailed information, rules, or questions. Applications are available after November 1st and must be received by February 1st no later than 4:00pm. If you plan to hand deliver your application, please do not leave it with any other department. The application will be considered late. Points will be deducted from applications received after the due date.

Garden Club of Georgia
2450 S. Milledge Avenue
Athens GA 30602
706-227-5369
gcga@uga.edu

Click here for the Cherokee Rose Scholarship application. The Cherokee Rose Scholarship is awarded to a qualified graduate student majoring in Decorative Arts, Environmental Planning and Design, Historic Architecture, Historic Preservation, or Landscape Architecture. Applicants must meet all other eligibilty criteria. Contact the Garden Club of Georgia for detailed information, rules, or questions. Applications are available after November 1st and must be returned by February 1st no later than 4:00pm. If you plan to hand deliver your application, please do not leave it with any other department. The application will be considered late. Points will be deducted from applications received after the due date.

Garden Club of Georgia
2450 S. Milledge Avenue
Athens GA 30602
706-227-5369
gcga@uga.edu

Click here for the Deep South Garden Clubs Scholarship application and instructions. The deadline is February 1st. Points will be deducted from applications received after the due date. Applications must be mailed directly to the Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship Chairman.

Dot Williams
GCG Scholarship Chairman
6521 Rivoli Drive
Macon GA 31210
478-477-1742
d.williams@bellsouth.net

Visit their website for complete details and instructions. Deep South Garden Clubs

Click here for the National Garden Clubs Scholarship application. Applications must be received by February 1st no later than 4:00pm. If you plan to hand deliver your application, please do not leave it with any other department. The application will be considered late. Points will be deducted from applications received after the due date. Visit their website for complete details and instructions.

Garden Club of Georgia
2450 S. Milledge Avenue
Athens GA 30602
706-227-5369
gcga@uga.edu

If you are planning to submit a Garden Club of Georgia application and have a GPA of 3.5 or above, you are encouraged to submit the National Garden Clubs application by February 1st to the GCG Scholarship Committee. Two applications are selected by the Scholarship Committee to send to National each year.

2017-18 Scholarship Recipients

The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. continues in its commitment to the future of our state's young people and was deeply gratified in awarding $65,153 this year to deserving Georgia college students majoring in garden-related areas. The GCG Scholarship Committee expresses their appreciation for the generosity of those donors who established named scholarships to honor individuals, thereby providing important funding for education. The following students received scholarships:
RECIPIENT SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT PROGRAM LEVEL

Ruqayah Bhuiyan The Brown Thrasher Scholarship $1,500 UGA Horticulture Sophomore

The Augusta Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship

$1,000

The Primrose Garden Club Scholarship

$1,003

Lucas Brock The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship $4,000 ABAC Agriculture Education Sophomore

Margaret Clark The Landings Garden Club Scholarship $1,000 UGA Ecology and International Affairs Junior

The Willie Maxwell Scholarship

$1,000

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$1,500

Fabiola Clermont The Jim Loftis Scholarship $1,000 UGA Fisheries and Wildlife Senior

Samuel Colson Dotson The Samuel M. Goodrich Scholarship $1,000 UGA Wildlife Management Senior

Lanier Forster The Mrs. Sammie S. Flaherty Scholarship $1,000 UGA Wildlife Biology Junior

Suzanne Henderson The Mary Denney Horticulture Scholarship $2,000 UGA Ecology / Horticulture minor Senior

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$1,000

Shelby Key The Poppy Garden Club Scholarship $1,000 ABAC Agriculture Education Junior

Allison Krausman The Edna McClellan Scholarship $1,000 UGA Ecology and Media Studies Senior

The Ellen Lewis Foundation Scholarship

$1,000

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$1,500

Sadie Lackey The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship $4,000 ABAC Agriculture Education Freshman

Mary Mathis The Kailyn Lowe Landscape Architecture Scholarship $1,000 UGA Landscape Architecture Graduate Student

The Cherokee Rose Scholarship

$2,000

Jared David May The Camellia District Scholarship $1,000 UGA Forestry Business Graduate Student

The Georgia Association of Gardening Consultants Scholarship

$1,000

The Stonehedge Garden Club Scholarship

$1,000

John Hudson May The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship $4,000 UNG Environmental Engineering Sophomore

Chelsea McMahan The Atlanta Chapter of The American Ivy Society Horticulture Scholarship $1,075 UGA Horticulture Sophomore

Nghia Nguyen The Garnett Hanna Cobb Scholarship $1,000 UGA Horticulture Senior

Emily Parham The Stanley D. Moses Scholarship $1,000 UGA Ecology and Anthropology Junior

The Garden Club of Georgia

$2,000

Emily Poole The Deen Day Sanders Scholarship $2,000 UGA Environmental Resource Science Senior

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$1,500

Joshua Presley The Atlanta Chapter of The American Ivy Society Horticulture Scholarship $1,075 UGA Horticulture Junior

Teri Rakusin The Rosie Davidson Scholarship $1,000 UGA Horticulture Junior

Hanna Rull The Barbara and Lynn Jones Scholarship $1,000 UGA Agribusiness Senior

Hayley Schroeder The Hubert Bond Owens Scholarship $5,000 UGA Ecology and Entomology Junior

Danielle Schwartz The Founders Memorial Scholarship $3,500 UGA Landscape Architecture Graduate Student

The Founders Memorial Scholarship

$1,500

Joshua Stender The Dogwood Garden Club Scholarship $1,000 ABAC Environmental Horticulture and Landscape Design Freshman

The Landscape Design Consultants Council Scholarship

$1,000

Cameron Walters The Ama-Kanasta Garden Club Scholarship $1,000 UGA Fisheries and Wildlife Junior

Eric Whatley The Doris Blalock Scholarship $1,000 ABAC Forestry Senior

Landon Woodward The Cherokee Rose Scholarship $2,000 UGA Landscape Architecture Graduate Student

The James R. Cothran Landscape Architecture Scholarship

$1,000

Jean Yost The James Capps Horticulture Scholarship $1,000 UGA Horticulture Senior

2016-17 Scholarship Recipients

The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. continues in its commitment to the future of our state's young people and was deeply gratified in awarding $72,000 this year to deserving Georgia college students majoring in garden-related areas. The GCG Scholarship Committee expresses their appreciation for the generosity of those donors who established named scholarships to honor individuals, thereby providing important funding for education. The following students received scholarships:
RECIPIENT SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT PROGRAM LEVEL

Heather Abernathy The Hubert Bond Owens Scholarship $5,000 UGA Forestry and Natural Resources Graduate Student

Roger Bledsoe The Cherokee Rose Scholarship $4,000 UGA Landscape Design Graduate Student

Ashlyn Brooker The Camellia District Scholarship $1,000 UGA Agriculture Education Junior

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$1,500

Christopher Crump The Augusta Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship $1,000 UGA Agriculture Education Junior

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$2,500

Samuel Colson Dotson The Deen Day Sanders Scholarship $1,000 UGA Natural Resource Management Junior

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$1,500

Tabetha Duncan The Emily Fawcett Scholarship $1,000 ABAC Diversified Agriculture Senior

The Suzanne Wheeler Scholarship

$1,000

The Redbud District Scholarship

$1,000

Alexa Haines The Landscape Design Consultants of Georgia Scholarship $1,000 UGA Landscape Architecture Senior

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$1,500

Zachary Hooper The Jackie Fulmer Scholarship $1,000 ABAC Diversified Agriculture Junior

The Primrose Garden Club Scholarship

$1,000

The Deen Day Sanders Scholarship

$1,000

Eden Hulsey The Deen Day Sanders Scholarship $1,000 UGA Agriculture Education Senior

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$1,500

Kaitlyn Lowe The Joe R. Byrd Scholarship $1,000 UGA Landscape Architecture Senior

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$1,500

Jared May The Barbara and Lynn Jones Scholarship $1,000 UGA Fisheries and Wildlife Senior

The Ama-Kanasta Garden Club Scholarship

$1,000

The Suzanne Wheeler Scholarship

$1,000

Emilee Poole The Jim Loftus Scholarship $1,000 UGA Environmental Science Junior

The Fleming (Bud) Boyd Scholarship

$1,130

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$870

Joshua Presley The James Capps Horticulture Scholarship $1,000 UGA Horticulture Sophomore

The Jean Givens Horticulture Scholarship

$1,125

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$875

Teri Rakusin The Mary Denney Scholarship $1,000 UGA Horticulture Sophomore

The Deen Day Sanders Scholarship

$1,000

The Ardsley Park-Chatham Crescent Garden Club Scholarship

$1,000

Hannah Rull The Oleander District Scholarship $1,000 UGA Agribusiness Junior

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$1,500

Hayley Schroeder The Founders Memorial Scholarship $4,000 UGA Ecology Sophomore

The Deen Day Sanders Scholarship

$1,000

Katherine Sewell The James R. Cothran Landscape Architecture Scholarship $1,000 UGA Landscape Architecture Senior

The Beverly Taylor Scholarship

$1,000

The Garnett Hanna Cobb Scholarship

$1,000

Gray Simpson The Brown Thrasher Scholarship $4,000 UGA Horticulture Senior

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$1,000

David Bryce Sutherland The Landings Garden Club Scholarship $2,000 ABAC Diversified Agriculture (Crop Production) Senior

The Hamilton Plantation Garden Club Scholarship

$1,000

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$1,000

Juliet Swanson The Suzanne Wheeler Scholarship $1,000 UGA Landscape Architecture Senior

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$1,500


Sarah Weber The Suzanne Wheeler Scholarship $1,000 UGA Natural Resources Junior

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$2,000

Chloe Weigle The Stanley D. Moses Scholarship $1,000 UGA Landscape Architecture Senior

The Mrs. Sammie S. Flaherty Scholarship

$1,000

The Mrs. Deborah Vann Scholarship

$1,000

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$1,000

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