Chairman:   Martha Smyser,

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The college scholarship program offers financial aid to students majoring in fields of study related to horticulture and the environment.

Scholarships are available from CGCI, Pacific Region and National Garden Clubs, Inc.

For information or questions contact:
CGCI Scholarship Chairman

CGCI offers scholarships for students with noted accomplishments or who have completed two years of college. There will be four (4) $2,000 scholarships available for the 2024-25 academic year.

Submit all forms to:  Martha Smyser, 4949 Mammoth Ave, Sherman, Oaks, CA 91423.

Applicants must be planning careers in

  • botany
  • conservation
  • entomology
  • floriculture
  • forestry
  • horticulture
  • landscape architecture
  • plant biology and/or plant genetics
  • urban planning
  • or research in allied fields.

Applicants may attend the school of their choice, provided there is a recognized department in one of the required subjects.

One $1,000 scholarship is available for the academic year. It will be given to full-time students in the junior or senior year of college, or in graduate school pursuing a Master s Degree. Sophomore students may make applications for their junior year. No doctoral program students may apply.

  • NGC Scholarship Application and instructions
  • Approximately thirty-five (35) college scholarships are available annually, each in the amount of $3,500. The number of scholarships and their amount for each academic year will be determined after October 15 and posted on the NGC website.
  • One-year scholarships are available to juniors, seniors and graduate students pursuing a master’s degree.
  • Sophomores may make application for their junior year.
  • College/university must be accredited and listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education
There are FOUR ways to support CGCI scholarships:
A direct donation to the Scholarship Fund (See link to forms in right sidebar)
CGCI Scholarship Endowment Fund (established to ensure that monies are available in future years) (See link to forms in right sidebar)
CGCI Life Memberships:  CGCI Life Membership Application (updated 2023)

Donations as gifts or memorials to any of the above are welcome