National Garden Clubs Scholarship

Fay Weber, State Scholarship Chair

An annual scholarship grant of $4000 is available to college students.

National Garden Club is proud of its scholarship program, which offers financial aid to students and promotes study in Agriculture Education, Horticulture (including Fruit Science/Environmental/Communications), Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Biology, Plant Pathology/Science, Forestry, Agronomy, Environmental Concerns (Management: Environmental, Horticulture Resource/Environmental Behavior, etc.), Economics, Environmental Conservation (including Engineering, Law, etc.), City (Rural & Urban) planning, Wildlife Science, Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology, Land Management and/or other related or allied subjects.

In addition to the required majors to qualify, the student must be pursuing a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture.

Applicants must have sophomore or higher standing and be a legal resident of Montana even if attending an out of state school. General information is available from Montana’s Chairman for the NGC Scholarship Fay Weber, 218 W. Seventh St., Anaconda, MT 59711, 406-563-3036. An application form may be downloaded from the National Garden Clubs’ website. See the application form for all requirements.

Applications must be received by Mrs. Weber before February 1 each year. Recipients are announced in May.

Montana Life Members Scholarship

The Montana Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. awards an annual $1,000 scholarship to a student who is a Montana resident and citizen of the United States of America majoring in Conservation, Horticulture, Parks or Forestry, Floriculture, Greenhouse Management, Land Management or related subjects. Students from all schools of the Montana University system, who offer such courses, have the opportunity to compete.

Application requirements may be viewed here; the deadline is May 1 of each year. For further information on the scholarship, please contact Patricia Biggs, Interim Life Members Chairman, 1004 Northview Ave., Great Falls, MT 59404-4305, 406-315-2610.

Murphy Memorial Scholarship

An annual scholarship is available to qualifying college students in an horticulture-related major. Please contact Montana’s Chairman for the NGC Scholarship Fay Weber, 218 W. Seventh St., Anaconda, MT 59711, 406-563-303., for further information and requirements.

Applications must be received by Mrs. Weber before February 1 each year. Application requirements may be viewed here.

Individual Club Scholarships

Gallatin Empire Garden Club

Great Falls Flower Growers

Rainbow Garden Club

Whitehall Garden Club

Townsend Garden Club | $500 Scholarship to a Broadwater County High School Graduate

Contact Ruth Layton, 266-5376; application forms, due by April 1, available at the high school guidance office

Dearborn Garden Club | $500 Scholarship to a Cascade High School Graduate

Contact the Club at P O Box 263, Cascade, MT 59421 before the deadline of May 2.

Anaconda Garden Club | Two $1000 Scholarships to Anaconda High School Graduates

Contact Pat Darnell email: hop-tulip@bresnan.net, or Elaine Lux-Burke, 369 Highland Park, Anaconda 59711 e.luxburt@gmail.com before March 31.

Miles City Garden Club | Two $500 Scholarships to Miles City High School Seniors planning to major in a horticulture-related field

Contact Anna Brandt at (406) 853-8712 or email at fbc.catering@gmail.com