The Garden Club of America Award in Desert Studies

Garden Club of America


Grant amount: US $4,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 15, 2019

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

Location of citizenship: United States

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Overview:

Purpose

Promotes the study of horticulture, conservation, botany, environmental science and landscape design relating to the arid landscape.

History

The award was established in 2006 by Nancy O. Swanson (Mrs. Robert), Columbine (Arizona) Garden Club, who served on both the Scholarship Committee and the Garden History and Design Committee. Mrs. Swanson and her husband saw the need to provide financial support to students in this field through their long-standing involvement on the Board of the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix and a personal interest in design in the arid landscape in Arizona and around the world. The fellowship had been on the Scholarship Committee’s “Wish List” for several years due to growing concern over expanding desert land areas in the United States and abroad.

Provisions

Funds one or more scholars for one year at $4,000. Provides an award with wide scope for the study of horticulture, conservation, botany, environmental science and landscape design relating to the arid landscape. Preference given to students wishing to gain practical field experience -- specifically, planning and design for sustainability, rainwater harvesting and plant management, etc. -- through structured internships at accredited botanical gardens and arboreta. In lieu of an internship, the applicant can propose a project that is above and beyond the usual course of study. However, internships are given preference.

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Eligibility:

  • Open to graduate or junior or senior undergraduate students studying in an accredited US college or university.
  • Eligibility is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in a U.S. - based institution.
  • Only one GCA scholarship, Fellowship or award may be applied for annually.