Garden Club of America--2012 Mary T. Carothers Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship (Deadline: 2/10/12)

(Posted:  5/4/11)

The Garden Club of America (GCA) is offering the 2012 Mary T. Carothers Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship for undergraduate students.  The scholarship was designed to encourage studies and careers in the environmental field, with the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience beyond the regular course of study.  The recipient will receive $2000 financial assistance for fieldwork, research, or classroom work.  Work may award academic credit but should be in addition to required courses.

1) Open to college undergraduates for summer study following the freshman, sophomore, or junior year.

Application packet must consist of the following:
1) Completed Application Form (to download an application form [pdf], click here);

2) Short Essay (Please explain what you know about the program you have selected, how it fits into your future plans and what knowledge and experience you hope to gain during this summer program (Use separate sheet to answer).  Scholarships are awarded to students who wish to do field work or research beyond their regular academic requirements.  The work may award academic credit, but it must be in addition to required credits.);

3) Two letters of recommendation from your advisor and a professor in your major department (One should include comments on your academic progress and achievement, personal qualities, and eligibility for the summer program you have selected.  The other should include information on the program you have selected and assurance that you have applied and can be accepted.);

4) An official college transcript.
Deadline:  February 10, 2012

Send application packet to (do not fax or e-mail):  
GCA Awards for Summer Environmental Studies, The Garden Club of America, 14 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022. For questions or additional information, contact:  Connie Yates, Garden Club of America, at 212-753-8287, Fax:  212-753-0134; E-mail: