Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture

Scholarship Value: $3,500
Awards Available: 28

To encourage the study of horticulture and related fields.

Level of Education

Open to rising college sophomores, juniors, seniors or Master's degree candidates in the fall of 2024.

Eligibility

Eligibility is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in a U.S. - based institution.  Students majoring in horticulture or related fields at institutions in IN, KY, MI, OH, PA, or WV.  A 3.5 GPA or better is expected.  

Provisions

Awards up to $3,500 are paid directly to recipients in support of their education and research.

Selection

Applicants are screened, interviewed and selected by the Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarship Committee in Cleveland, OH. Selected candidates must be approved by the GCA Scholarship Committee. Scholarship Interviews will be conducted in early February 2024.

History

The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture celebrates friendship and the love of gardening within the GCA. It was founded in 1981 by Margaret Evans Berdan, Garden Club of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in memory of her friend Katharine MacConnell Grosscup, a talented gardener, enthusiastic conservationist and active member of the Shaker Lakes Garden Club in Ohio.  The first chairman of the scholarship committee was Elizabeth Evans, Mrs. Berdan’s sister-in-law, a member of the Garden Club of Cleveland.  The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarship  Committee continues to be jointly managed by three members of the Shaker Lakes Garden Club and three members of the Garden Club of Cleveland.

To Apply

See application and information. Applications must be submitted electronically or sent by mail to be received at GCA Headquarters in New York City by January 15. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE GCA SCHOLARSHIP, FELLOWSHIP OR AWARD MAY BE APPLIED FOR ANNUALLY.

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