GCA Internship and Scholarship in Garden History and Design

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Amount
Awarded

$4,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

July 1, 2021

Thursday
Awarded By:

Garden Club of America

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must major in horticulture, ornamental horticulture, landscape design or a related field.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  4. Must be enrolled in a undergraduate or graduate program at time of application.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This internship is available to students with courses in horticulture, ornamental horticulture, landscape design and related fields who are interested in working for 10 weeks in the Archives of American Gardens at the Smithsonian Institution or at any facility approved by the scholarship committee providing adequate supervision and structure.

Application requirements for the GCA Internship and Scholarship in Garden History and Design are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: Preference is given to an undergraduate or graduate student wishing to work and pursue independent research at the AAG, but is also available to a student at any facility approved by the scholarship committee that provides adequate supervision and structure. The term of an AAG internship is 10 weeks. The AAG stipend for undergraduates is $360 per week, and $420 per week for graduate students. Interns are allowed one half day each week to complete one or more independent study projects. Interns may arrange for academic credit through their college or university. Please note: Successful GCA applicants must also submit a standard 'Application for Academic Internship in Horticulture' to AAG (available online). Images and garden documentation preserved in the AAG provide researchers with a valuable source of information on American gardens not found anywhere else in the country. A variety of individual research projects can be developed from these rich resources. Potential themes include: historical garden styles, garden furnishings, art and ornaments, cultural influences on garden design, and regional landscape practices. AAG staff can work with applicants to develop individualized projects.

Award Amount: $4,000 annually, non-renewable. The GCA award supplements any internship stipend provided by the AAG or other facility.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $4,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, July 1, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, July 1, 2021

Applications are available on the Garden Club of America (GCA) website. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit the following: a short (one- or two-page) essay addressing his/her past and present, academic and non-academic experience related to the project, career goals, and how the internship will advance those career goals; two letters of recommendation, one each from a professor in his/her major department and his/her academic adviser; and a copy of his/her official college transcript. The completed application and supporting materials must be received by the New York office by the deadline date.
Contact: Connie Yates
Address: 14 E. 60th St. New York, New York 10022-1006

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