Joan K. and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany

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Amount
Awarded

$3,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 1

Saturday
Awarded By:

Garden Club of America

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must study in the field of botany.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  4. Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student or graduate student pursuing a master's degree at time of application.

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

Description: This award is available for undergraduate and graduate students in a master's degree program who intend to study field botany during the summer semester. Preference is given to undergraduates.

Application requirements for the Joan K. and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany are:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: The purpose of the scholarship is to promote the awareness of the importance of botany to horticulture. It does not support research. The summer projects may be pursued beyond the regular course of study to gain additional knowledge and experience and may award credit. Study must be in any one of the 50 states of the U.S. Preference is given to undergraduates. The scholarship committee will meet in March; applicants will be notified shortly after the committee meets. The Garden Club of America does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, disability, religion, age, national origin or sexual orientation with regard to the application for any of the club's scholarships.

Award Amount: $3,500 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

Applications are available on the Garden Club of America (GCA) website. In addition to a completed application, the student must submit the following: an essay addressing what he/she knows about the program he/she is applying for, how it fits into his/her future plans, and what he/she hopes to get out of the program; two letters of recommendation, one each from his/her academic adviser and a professor familiar with his/her skills and interests (see application for details); and a copy of his/her official college transcript. The student should not alter or retype the application, or send any additional materials that are not required. A completed application and all supporting materials must be received by the deadline date.
Contact: Connie Yates
Address: 14 E. 60th St. New York, New York 10022-1002

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