Garden Club of America’s Urban Forestry Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020


Application Link: https://www.gcamerica.org/scholarships/details/id/22

The Garden Club of America Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry

Purpose

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.

History

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.

Award

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.

Eligibility

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.

For more information

Visit: https://gcamerica.org/index.cfm/scholarships/details/id/22