Nell Goff Memorial Scholarship

PURPOSE: To encourage and financially aid students who are currently majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city planning, or other gardening related fields.

QUALIFICATIONS: To qualify, one must have successfully completed the second year of college/university study and have a declared major in areas related to those denoted above. Priority is given to a resident of the St. Croix District (Hancock County and the southern part of Washington County). College sophomores are eligible, as they will be entering their junior year the following fall. Graduate students must be enrolled for the fall semester following the award. If awaiting acceptance to graduate school, notify the chairman of acceptance by April 25th of any given year to be considered, with all other materials previously POSTMARKED by the March 1st deadline.
Scholarship Amount: $3000
Application Process:

Applications are available throughout the year but must be postmarked by March 1st. Download the application from the district scholarship page of the Maine Garden Club Foundation website: 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
  4. Character
  5. Financial need

Applications are awarded based on a decision by a committee of the St. Croix District of the Garden Club Federation of Maine.

Application Opening Date: 01/01/24
Application Deadline Date: March 1st
Eligibility Codes:
Enrolled in College
Open to postgrads
Biological sciences (biology, zoology, etc.)
Wildlife, forestry, marine sciences, environmental studies, landscape horticulture, parks and recreation, etc.