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The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts

College Scholarships

GCFM Scholarship Requirements
The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. offers scholarships
for undergraduate students (including high school seniors who will be
freshmen in the Fall), and graduate students who will be attending
accredited colleges and universities. Applications are due
Scholarships are available for students majoring in:
• horticulture
• floriculture
• landscape design or architecture
• conservation
• forestry, agronomy
• city planning
• environmental studies
• land management
• botany
• biology
• and allied subjects
Applicants must have maintained a legal residence in Massachusetts
for at least one year, have a minimum “B” average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale),
have good character, and have financial need.
There are eleven (11) scholarships available. Only one application is
required per student. It should be noted that the Ruth Cleveland
Scholarship is available to graduate or undergraduate students
pursuing the study of the arts and/or sciences and that three of the
scholarships require that the student attend the University of
  • Massachusetts. The GCFM Scholarship Committee determines a
    student’s eligibility based on a completed application package.
    Official recognition of the GCFM ‘s Scholarship winners takes place at
    the close of the fiscal year on June 30. Letters are sent out to the
    winners and regret letters to all other applicants. The winners of
    GCFM Scholarships are announced in the fall issue of the
    Mayflower. The applications qualifying for National Garden Club, Inc.
    Scholarship are sent on to NGC. Inc. by March 1, and the NGC, Inc.
    winners are announced at the Annual Meeting of National Garden
    Clubs. Inc., and also published in the fall issue of the Mayflower.
    Applying for a GCFM Scholarship
    All applications must be received by
    March 1.
    The GCFM Application
    Form and Financial aid Form are in PDF format and can be filled-in on
    your computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader both forms contain
    instructions for completing. Download the following files:
    (1) Download
    GCFM Application and Financial Aid Forms

    Scholarship Application Part 3

    (2) If needed download
    Adobe Reader
    All applications must include:
    GCFM Application Form
    GCFM Financial Aid Form
    School Transcript(s)
    List of Activities
    Letters of Recommendation (one page only)
    For further information please email
    Deadline March 1