The annual Murphy Memorial Scholarship is offered by the Montana Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. and is available to qualifying college students in an horticulture-related major. Applicants must be a Montana resident who has completed the required credits to be considered a college sophomore and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applications must be received before May 1st each year, and winners will be notified by the end of the month.
In order to be eligible, applicants must be majoring in a horticulture-related field (such as Agriculture Education, Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Biology, Plant Pathology/Science, Forestry, Agronomy, Environmental Conservation, Habitat or Forest Systems Ecology, Land Management or other related subject). Applications for Scholarship must include:
the applicant's name, address, telephone, and e-mail address; a transcript; letters of reference from two instructors; and a letter of application including a short autobiography and future plans.