GCA: Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture

Garden Club of America

Grant amount: Up to US $4,500

Anticipated deadline: Jan 31, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research, Fellowship

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Founded in 1913, The Garden Club of America is a volunteer nonprofit organization comprised of 200 member clubs and approximately 18,000 club members throughout the country. GCA members passionately devote their energies and expertise to a wide array of projects in their communities and across the nation. 

The Beattie Fellowship was established to honor Catherine H. Beattie, GCA president (1981-1983), outstanding arranger, and gardener devoted to the preservation of wildflowers.

The Fellowship provides one annual research grant of up to $4500, regarded as compensation for work at a botanical garden by the student, who jointly serves the program of the Center for Plant Conservation and his/her curricular studies. 

The purpose is to promote conservation of rare and endangered flora in the United States through the programs of the Center for Plant Conservation, St. Louis, Missouri.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Open to graduate students in biology, horticulture, or a related field.
  • Only one GCA fellowship may be applied for annually.
  • Eligibility is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in a U.S. - based institution.


  •  Preference is given to students focusing on the endangered flora of the Carolinas or the southeastern United States.