Eligibility: Applicants must be legal Maine residents, with priority given to residents of St. Croix District (Hancock County and southern part of Washington County). To be eligible, applicants must be majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city planning, or other gardening-related fields. Graduate students must be enrolled for the fall semester following the award. If awaiting acceptance to grad school, notify the chairman of acceptance by April 25 to be considered, with all materials in by the March 1 deadline.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Download the application from the district scholarship page of the Maine Garden Club Foundation website: barharborgardenclub.org. The Scholarship Chair must receive application form, personal letter by applicant, letters of reference, grade transcripts, and list of activities required in the application form in a complete mailed package which is POSTMARKED no later than MARCH 1. The winner will be notified no later than May 1 and will be invited to attend the annual spring meeting of the St. Croix District of the GCFM to receive the award. The student may reapply another year but must send an updated application.
All applications will be judged on
1. Aptitude in the field of horticulture
2. Academic record
3. Vocational interests and vocational potential
5. Financial need
Deadline Description: Application postmarked by March 1.
Deadline Date: March 1st
Enrolled in College
Open to postgrads
Returning to School
Biological sciences (biology, zoology, etc.)
Wildlife, forestry, marine sciences, environmental studies, landscape horticulture, parks and recreation, etc.