Garden Club of America’s Urban Forestry Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019

Application Link:

The Garden Club of America Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry

For Graduate Students and Advanced Undergraduates


January 31


To advance the field of urban forestry by encouraging students to study the planning, management, horticulture and ecology of urban forests and the effect of healthy urban forests on people and  the environment.


In 2004, the 12 clubs of GCA Zone VI from Maryland and the District of Columbia voted to create a fellowship in urban forestry. The first fellowship was awarded in 2006. Casey Trees of Washington DC has also funded one of these fellowships per year.


Funds one or more students annually at $5,000 for study and research that will advance the knowledge of urban forestry and increase the number of scientists in the field.  A recipient may reapply for an additional year.


Open to graduate or advanced undergraduate students enrolled in U.S. institutions studying urban forestry, environmental studies, horticulture, forestry, or related courses of study with a special interest in the urban forest. Students must be enrolled during the academic year following the award decision. Eligibility is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in a U.S. - based institution.

To Apply:

See application and instructions by clicking the "Apply" button below. Applications must be received at Casey Trees by January 31 of the period preceding study.


Selection is by a panel of people knowledgeable about research in the field of urban forestry, appointed by Casey Trees, and is approved by the GCA Scholarship Committee.


The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry Fund is managed by the GCA.


Casey Trees, Attn: Dr. Jessica Sanders, 3030 12th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017, 202-833-4010.

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