The Garden Club of America Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies

Garden Club of America


Grant amount: US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 15, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Georgia, Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

The Anna M. Rockefeller Fund was established in 1966 by Mrs. Robert D. Sterling with Mrs. Avery Rockefeller to support Mrs. Rockefeller's work on the environmental education packet The World Around You. The fund defrayed the expenses of the packet for many years. Renamed the Rockefeller Environmental Education Fund in 1993, the fund also underwrote one-third of the expense of producing the book Scientists on Biodiversity, published with the American Museum of Natural History. In 1999, Mrs. Edward S. Elliman, daughter of Mrs. Rockefeller, elected to direct the Fund's use to a wetlands scholarship to carry on the intent and spirit of her mother's work in the area of environmental education. The Executive Committee unanimously approved of this use at its June 1999 meeting. 

The purpose of this is To promote wetlands conservation through the support of young scientists in their field work and research. 

The Garden Club of America provides an Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies. A student may propose a wetlands program of his/her choice at a leading educational institution within the United States that specializes in wetlands studies. For the purposes of this scholarship, coastal wetlands are defined as those tidal or nontidal wetlands found within coastal states, including the Great Lakes. For the purposes of this scholarship, coastal wetlands are defined as those tidal or nontidal wetlands found within coastal states, including the Great Lakes. 

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

Eligibility:

  • Open to graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in coastal wetlands science.
  • Must be enrolled in a graduate program at a university within the U.S.
  • A student may only apply to one GCA-sponsored scholarship or fellowship per year.
  • Field-based study must be in coastal wetlands in the U.S., defined as tidal or nontidal wetlands within the coastal states, including the Great Lake states.

Preferences:

  • It would be preferable that funding from the Garden Club of America Scholarship be used for expenses related to support of field work or lab analysis (e.g., supplies, outside lab analysis, transportation, field technician assistance, etc.)