GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Garden Club of America

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Number of awards vary annually
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be conducting research in wetlands and have a particular ongoing wetlands-related project. Please note: Although non-coastal wetlands research is eligible and will be considered, there is a preference for research in coastal wetlands that occurs within the United States. For the purposes of this scholarship, coastal wetlands are defined as those tidal or nontidal wetlands found within coastal states, including the Great Lakes.
  3. Must be enrolled in a graduate program at time of application.

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

Description: This award is available to graduate students conducting research in coastal wetlands in the United States.

Application requirements for the GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies are:

  • Application form
  • Letter of endorsement
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Additional Information: The Garden Club of America provides this award in coastal wetland studies. The goal of the Garden Club is to promote wetlands conservation through the support of young scientists in their field work and research. All applications are reviewed by a selection committee of practicing wetland scientists. Selection criteria include the technical merit of the proposed work and the degree to which the work is relevant to the Garden Club objective of promoting wetlands conservation. The selection committee forwards its selections to the Garden Club of America by the end of February. The Garden Club makes final decisions regarding the number of awards to be made each year and officially notifies the award recipients. All applicants are typically notified of the selection process outcome in early April.

Award Amount: Chosen applicant will receive $5,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, January 15, 2023

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, January 15, 2023

Award information is available online from the Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) website. There is no application form for this award; the student will be considered by submitting the appropriate materials listed on the CCRM website. To apply for this award, the student must submit a resume or curriculum vitae, a statement of work, and a letter of endorsement from his/her major adviser. The vita must contain the following information: student's mail and email addresses; educational background, relevant educational, work, or volunteer experiences; any publications; and names and contact information for three references. The statement of work should be a short (no more than five pages) description of the work that would be undertaken while receiving Garden Club of America (GCA) scholarship support. The statement of work should: identify the research question and how it relates to current knowledge in the subject area; describe the study methodology; explain the project's significance to wetlands conservation; and identify the applicant's career goal(s). The letter of endorsement should: identify the student; indicate the status of the student in the graduate degree program; and evaluate the student's ability as an independent researcher. Students must provide the vita and statement of work on or before the deadline date. All materials should be submitted electronically to the email address provided with the name of the applicant and 'GCA' in the subject line. The letter of endorsement must be sent electronically by the recommender directly to CCRM using the email address provided. The name of the student must appear in the subject line, and the letter must be sent by the deadline date.
About Garden Club of America:
Contact Information: -, Center for Coastal Resources Management
Address: Route 1208 Greate Road P.O. Box 1346 Gloucester Point, Virginia 23062

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