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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 Scholorship" 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 December 1 and must be returned by February 1. If you are planning to hand deliver your application to the below address, make sure it is in by 3:00pm. Please do not leave your application with any other department.

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 December 1 and must be returned by February 1. If you are planning to hand deliver your application to the below address, make sure it is in by 3:00pm. Please do not leave your application with any other department.

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

Click here for the Deep South Region Scholarship application. The deadline to submit completed applications is February 1st. Applications should 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 Region

Click here for the National Garden Clubs Scholarship application. Applications should be mailed to The Garden Club of Georgia State Headquarters and received by February 1.

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

Visit their website for complete details and instructions. National Garden Clubs

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.

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

$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

$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

$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

2015-16 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 $62,600 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 Brown Thrasher Scholarship $3,000 UGA Forestry and Natural Resources Graduate Student

David Argo The Greensboro Garden Club Scholarship $1,000 UGA Landscape Architecture Senior

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$500

Samantha Askin The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship $1,000 UGA Fisheries and Wildlife Junior

Maya Baumeister The James Capp Horticulture Scholarship $1,000 UGA Horticulture Junior

The Mary Denney Horticulture Scholarship

$1,000

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$500

Daniel Blair The Cherokee Rose Scholarship $3,000 UGA Landscape Architecture Graduate Student

Taylor Cotton The Elizabeth K. Neal Scholarship $1,000 UGA Horticulture Sophomore

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$500

Robert Dills The Barbara and Lynn Jones Scholarship $1,000 ABAC Natural Resources Management Sophomore

Samuel Colson Dotson The Landings Garden Club Scholarship $1,000 ABAC Natural Resources Management Sophomore

The Garden Club of Georgia

$500

Tabetha Duncan The Donald H. (Tommy) Thompson Scholarship $1,000 ABAC Diversified Agriculture Sophomore

The Garnett Hanna Cobb Scholarship

$1,000

Rikerrious Geter The Augusta Council Scholarship $1,000 UGA Landscape Architecture Senior

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$500

Alyssa Harris The 2013-2015 District Director's Scholarship $1,000 UGA Landscape Architecture Sophomore

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$500

Zachary Hopper The Laurel District Scholarship $1,000 ABAC Diversified Agriculture Sophomore

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$500

Aaron Johnson The Brown Thrasher Scholarship $3,000 UGA Fisheries and Wildlife Sophomore

Laura Kraft The Stanley D. Moses Scholarship $1,000 UGA Entomology Junior

The Mrs. Sammie S. Flaherty Scholarship

$1,000

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$500

Melanie Lavisa The Ellen Goodrich Scholarship $1,000 UGA Horticulture: Sustainable Food Production Sophomore

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$500

Kaitlyn Lowe The Mary A. Byrd Scholarship $1,000 UGA Landscape Architecture Junior

The Robert L. Symms Scholarship

$1,000


Jared May The Deen Day Sanders Scholarship $1,500 UGA Wildlife Biology Junior

Lacy Powell The Garden Club Of Georgia Scholarship $1,500 UGA Agriculture Education Junior

Glenn Reece The Jean Givens Horticulture Scholarship $1,600 UGA Sustainable Food Production in Horticulture Junior

Ashley Sapp The Deen Day Sanders Scholarship $1,000 UGA Agricultural Education Junior

The Garden Club of Georgia

$500

Hayley Schroeder   The Deen Day Sanders Scholarship $1,000 UGA Ecology Freshman

The Deen Day Sanders Scholarship

$1,000

Gray Simpson The Founders Memorial Scholarship $3,500 UGA Horticulture Junior

Kaylee South The Azalea District Scholarship $2,000 UGA Horticulture Senior

Molly Stutsman The Oleander District Scholarship $1,000 ABAC Agriculture Education Freshman

David Sutherland The Camellia District Scholarship $1,000 UGA Diversified Agriculture Junior

The Hamilton Plantation Garden Club Scholarship

$1,000

Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$500

Alyssa Tarleton The Deen Day Sanders Scholarship $1,500 UGA Agricultural Education Junior

Bailey Taylor The Magnolia District Scholarship $1,000 UGA Agricultural Education Junior

The Byron L. Holton Scholarship

$1,000

Sarah Weber The Ama Kanasta Garden Club Scholarship $1,000 UGA Fisheries and Wildlife Junior

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$500

Chloe Weigle James R. Cothran Landscape Architecture Scholarship $1,000 UGA Landscape Architecture Junior

The Deen Day Sanders Scholarship

$1,000

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$500

Rachael Wigington The Hubert B. Owens Scholarship $5,000 UGA Agricultural Leadership Graduate Student

James Workman The Jim Loftus Scholarship $1,000 UGA Ecology and Genetics Junior

The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship

$500

Richard Yu The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship $1,000 UGA Landscape Architecture Junior

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