The GWA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable subsidiary of the GWA, has committed funding to provide financial assistance to deserving students. Students must be enrolled in either of two categories:
Community Colleges & Technical Schools
The GWAF Kathleen Fisher Memorial Scholarship is made in recognition of Kathleen Fisher who was the editor of The American Gardener, the journal of the American Horticultural Society. It is given annually in the amount of $500 to any full-time or part-time post secondary student, including technical schools and community colleges, majoring in horticulture, plant science or journalism, with an interest in garden communications.
Colleges & Universities
GWAF general scholarship grants are provided for college-level juniors or seniors enrolled as a full-time student majoring in horticulture, plant science or journalism, with an interest in garden communication, including garden photography. General scholarships are given annually and vary in number (2-6) and amount ($250-$2,000) depending on the earnings of the scholarship endowment. It is beneficial for horticulture or plant science majors to have taken courses in journalism and vice-versa, although exceptions will be made.
In recent years, over $85,000 has been awarded to outstanding students. Grants range from $250 to over $2,000 per student at the discretion of the GWA Foundation Board of Directors. At a minimum, one $500 scholarship will be given under the GWA Foundation’s Kathleen Fisher Memorial Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded directly to the institutions on behalf of students.
Awards for the 2016 GWA Foundation scholarships have been awarded.
Application period for the 2017 scholarship awards will open in late 2016.Please check back soon for additional details.