Founded in 1913, The Garden Club of America is a volunteer nonprofit organization comprised of 199 member clubs and approximately 18,000 club members throughout the country. GCA members passionately devote their energies and expertise to a wide array of projects in their communities and across the nation. To promote greater understanding of the interdependence of horticulture, environmental protection, and community improvement, The Garden Club of America annually awards over $300,000 in scholarships
The Garden Club of America offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in 12 areas related to conservation, ecology, horticulture, and pollinator research. Individual criteria and deadlines vary by scholarships. Awards are offered in a variety of fields, supporting academic endeavors ranging from summer environmental study and field work, to graduate level research.