GCA Internship in Garden History and Design

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

February 01

Awarded By

Garden Club of America

Award Amount

$4,000 annually, non-renewable. The GCA award supplements any internship stipend provided by the AAG or other facility.


One award offered annually.

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.

Deadline Info

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 ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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