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The Mary Lou Marks Smith Scholarship

Eligibility: Community college students who are legal residents of the State of Maine majoring in horticulture, floral design or related fields may apply.

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

How is this Awarded: The Scholarship will be given every other year, in odd numbered years. It will be mailed to the college at the beginning of the second semester. The Scholarship winner is invited to attend the Garden Club Federation of Maine Awards Luncheon in June.

Application Process:

Applicants should download the one-page MLMS application form, which can be found on the Garden Club Federation of Maine website.

Attach: Personal letter by applicant, not to exceed two typed pages, discussing goals, background, financial need, and personal commitment and a list of extra-curricular activities.

References: Three (3) letters of recommendation, one typed page each. Include:

  1. Scholastic ability 2. Personal reference 3. Work-related experience

Application form, grade transcript, letters of recommendation, personal letter by applicant and a list of activities must be received by the Scholarship Chairman by February 1st. Application form must be typed or computer generated.


Deadline Description: Application forms must be received by the Scholarship Chairman by February 1st.

Deadline Date: February 1

Eligibility Codes:
Enrolled in College
High School
Returning to School

Wildlife, forestry, marine sciences, environmental studies, landscape horticulture, parks and recreation, etc.