Chairman:  Martha Smyser -
The college scholarship program offers financial aid to students majoring in fields of study
related to horticulture and the environment. 
Scholarships are available from CGCI, Pacific Region and National Garden Clubs, Inc. 
For information or questions contact:
CGCI Scholarship Chairman
Martha Smyser
4949 Mammoth Avenue, Sherman Oaks 91423-1310


  • CGCI offers scholarships for students with noted accomplishments or who have completed two years of college.
  • Two $2,000 scholarships are awarded each year
  • Applicants must be planning careers in
    • botany
    • conservation
    • entomology
    • floriculture
    • forestry
    • horticulture
    • landscape architecture
    • plant biology and/or plant genetics
    • urban planning
    • or research in allied fields.
  • Applicants may attend the school of their choice, provided there is a recognized department in one of the required subjects.

Pacific Region

Dear Presidents and Scholarship Chairmen,
Due to limited funds, Pacific Region is unable to offer a Scholarship at this time. That makes the National Garden Club Scholarships ever more precious. I would like to encourage you all to submit a student to NGC for considera-tion. It would be wonderful if every state in our Pacific Region could receive a NGC Scholarship for their worthy student. This is a realistic goal which through your diligence and hard work is well within reach. There’s money out there for our kids, let’s go get some! Thank you for all you do for our youth. Please feel free to contact me at 602-438-4003.
Carol Parrott, Pacific Region Scholarship Chairman


  • NGC Scholarship Forms 2015-17
  • Approximately thirty-five (35) college scholarships are available annually, each in the amount of $3,500. The number of scholarships and their amount for each academic year will be determined after October 15 and posted on the NGC website.
  • One-year scholarships are available to juniors, seniors and graduate students pursuing a Master's Degree.
  • Sophomores may make application for their junior year.
  • College/university must be accredited and listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education
  • For complete details on eligibility, selection criteria and funding go to NGC Scholarships


There are THREE ways to support CGCI scholarships:
A direct donation to the Scholarship Fund
Donate Online (NEW: donate using credit/debit card or personal PayPal account)
Donation Form (Mail with check)
CGCI Life Memberships
CGCI Scholarship Endowment Fund (established to ensure that monies are available in future years)
Donate Online (NEW: donate using credit/debit card or personal PayPal account)
Donation Form (Mail with check)
Donations as gifts or memorials to any of the above are welcome