Hope Goddard Iselin Fellowship in Public Horticulture

Garden Club of America

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Grant amount: US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 31, 2021

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research, Fellowship

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



One of the GCA’s important early leaders was Hope Goddard Iselin, the first chairman of the Billboard and Roadside Improvement Committee (1922-1931). Mrs. Iselin, a member of the North Country Garden Club, had many interests, including beautifying urban areas through gardens and green spaces, as well as providing opportunities for others to visit natural settings and lovely gardens. Established in 2013 and funded by the Hope Goddard Iselin Foundation, the fellowship honors Mrs. Iselin’s contributions to GCA and our communities by advancing the study of public horticulture.

The purpose of this fellowship is to further the study of public horticulture through experiential learning that takes place at a recognized public garden, botanic garden, arboretum, or other closely aligned public horticulture institution within the United States.

GCA  will fund one or more students annually at $5000 for practical research and training at a recognized public garden, botanic garden, arboretum, or other institution directly engaged with connecting people, plants and gardening within the United States.

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


  • Open to students enrolled in a graduate-level university program in the United States to study public horticulture.
  • Student must confirm ability to conduct research or otherwise utilize facility where study will be undertaken.
  • Only one GCA scholarship, fellowship or award may be applied for annually.