Scholarships

Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs continues to provide scholarships to deserving college students who are majoring in any garden-related subject in an accredited college or university.  Applicants must be residents of Virginia and full-time students majoring in Agriculture Education, Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Plant Pathology/Science, Forestry, Agronomy, Environmental Concerns, Environmental Conservation, Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology, Land Management and/or other garden related or allied subjects.  Career goals must demonstrate objectives that are garden-related.

Judging is based on need, scholastic record, character, initiative and general attitude, and, selection of scholarship recipients is determined by the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs (VFGC) Scholarship Committee.

The Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs offerings are:

·        Peg Grinus Scholarship awarded to a qualified undergraduate student attending any accredited college or university.

·        Minna D. Adams Scholarship awarded to a qualified student attending Virginia Tech.

·        The President’s Horticulture Scholarship awarded to a qualified student attending Virginia Tech.

Application Information:

1.     High School Seniors may apply for The President’s Horticulture Scholarship awarded for the Freshman Year.

2.     The VFGC Scholarship amounts are determined by the VFGC Board of Directors. 

3.     A student may re-apply for more than one year.

4.     Recipients will be notified by May 1.

Download the Application Form – or contact the VFGC Scholarship Chairman Jill Quinley at jquinley37@gmail.com for an application or more information

Due Date:  Received by February 1
(Scholarship awards are notified in May and paid out in July/August for Fall Semester of application year)

Send completed application to:
Jill Quinley, VFGC Scholarship Chairman
Address on Application Form 

“To qualify for SAR and NGC Scholarships, application must also be made for VFGC Scholarships.” 


South Atlantic Region of National Garden Clubs
Corrie Whitlock Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to a college sophomore or junior for use during the junior or senior year of college.  Each state within the South Atlantic Region may submit one application to be in competition for the Scholarship.  A qualifying student is one who is majoring in the study of Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Plant Pathology, Biology, Forestry, Agronomy, Environmental Concerns, City Planning, Land Management and/or allied subjects.  Changing from a major study of garden club interest will result in forfeiture and/or reimbursement of the Corrie Whitlock South Atlantic Region Scholarship.

Scholarship Amount
The Corrie Whitlock Memorial Scholarship Amount is set by the SAR Board of Directors.  
As long as a student maintains a “B” average, he/she may reapply for a second year.

More details and guidelines are available on South Atlantic Region website or contact VFGC Scholarship Chairman Jill Quinley jquinley37@gmail.com

Due Date:  Received by February 1

Send completed application to:

Jill Quinley, VFGC Scholarship Chairman
Address on Application Form


National Garden Clubs

National Garden Clubs offers 35-41 scholarships of $3,500 to $4000 annually to Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students that are majoring in horticulture and related fields. Besides the required majors to qualify, the student must be pursuing a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture. (Applications may be made by Sophomores for grants to be awarded for the Junior year.) All applicants must have a 3.25 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 point scale) in order to apply.

More details and guidlines are available on National Garden Clubs website or contact VFGC Scholarship Chairman Jill Quinley jquinley37@gmail.com

Due Date:  Received by February 1
Send completed application to:
Jill Quinley, VFGC Scholarship Chairman
Address on Application Form

For more details on all of these scholarships, contact the VFGC Scholarship Chairman Jill Quinley jquinley37@gmail.com


Shenandoah

Scholarship information

Scholarship Application