The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship

Garden Club of America

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Grant amount: US $3,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 5, 2021

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: New Jersey

Location of residency: United States

Location of citizenship: United States

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About this funder:




To promote environmental studies by students who are residents of New Jersey or nonresidents studying in New Jersey or its surrounding waters. 


In 2003, Frances Starr Todd determined that a fitting tribute to her great grandmother, Caroline Thorn Kissel, would be a GCA scholarship dedicated to environmental study relating to Mrs. Kissel’s beloved State of New Jersey. It was Mrs. Todd’s wish that the scholarship be named for her great grandmother. The funding was provided by Mrs. Todd, a Trustee of the Abbey K. Starr Charitable Trust, Gladstone, New Jersey, in December, 2003. The first Kissel Scholar was named in March of 2004.


Provides $3000 in financial assistance to one scholar annually for summer environmental study selected by the applicant.

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


  • Open to college students, graduate students, Ph.D. candidates, or non-degree-seeking applicants above the high school level. 
  • Applicants must be US citizens and either residents of New Jersey studying in New Jersey or elsewhere, or nonresidents pursuing study in New Jersey or its surrounding waters.
  • Only one GCA scholarship, fellowship or award may be applied for annually.