Scholarships available for students in garden communications

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College and technical school students interested in a career in garden writing, photography or blogging can apply for a scholarship from the GWA Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable partner of GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators.

Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1,000 per student and include a complimentary full-year membership to GWA.

Scholarships will be awarded directly to the institutions on behalf of students.

The application deadline is Friday, Dec. 15. Apply online.

Students must be enrolled in either of two categories:

Community Colleges & Technical Schools
​The GWA Foundation Kathleen Fisher Memorial Scholarship is made in recognition of Kathleen Fisher who was the editor of The American Gardener, the journal of the American Horticultural Society. It is given annually in the amount of $500 to any full-time or part-time postsecondary student, including technical schools and community colleges, majoring in horticulture, plant science or journalism, with an interest in garden communications.

Colleges & Universities
GWA Foundation general scholarship grants are provided for college-level juniors or seniors enrolled as a full-time student majoring in horticulture, plant science or journalism, with an interest in garden communications, including garden photography. General scholarships are given annually and vary in number (2-9) and amount ($500-$1,000) depending on the earnings of the scholarship endowment. It is beneficial for horticulture or plant science majors to have taken courses in journalism and vice-versa, although exceptions will be made.

For more information, contact Ashley Hodak Sullivan, GWA Foundation executive director, at asullivan@kellencompany.com or 212-297-2198.

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