Since 1928 when the Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture was established, The Garden Club of America has funded more than 1,100 scholars. Today GCA offers 26 merit-based scholarships.
Fourteen of these are managed by GCA staff and volunteers. GCA contacts universities, arboreta and botanic gardens to encourage them to advertise these scholarships to their students and interns. Selection committees comprised of GCA and community volunteers read applications and propose outstanding scholars to be voted on in March each year. For eleven of these scholarships, the specialized level of knowledge necessary to choose the most compelling research projects requires that we partner with outside organizations.
Sasqua Garden Club contributes $1,000 annually to the Garden Club of America’s Scholarship Fund. This donation is paired with a similar donation from South Shore Garden Club and is given to a Summer Environmental Studies Scholar. Sasqua also contributes annually to the Federated Garden Club of Connecticut’s Scholarship Fund.