Scholarships Overview

Scholarship Opportunities

The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. is proud of its long history of supporting the education of young people.

The Garden Club of North Carolina provides several scholarships each year to deserving North Carolina college students with majors in horticulture, environmental studies, landscape design, botany and other related fields. Funding for these scholarships comes from club donations and from the sale of our annual Engagement Calendars.

Since 2017, The Garden Club of North Carolina has awarded over $80,000 in scholarships to seventeen deserving students in universities throughout our state.

Scholarship winners are determined by the Scholarship Committee of GCNC. Applications must be received by the Scholarship Committee Chairman before February 1.

National Garden Clubs Scholarships (NGC)

Additional annual scholarships are offered by the National Garden Clubs, Inc. Scholarship Program. The GCNC Scholarship Committee will send one GCNC Scholarship winner’s application to National Garden Clubs to compete for the NGC scholarship.

South Atlantic Region Garden Clubs Scholarships (SAR)

The South Atlantic Region (Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia) annually offers two scholarships, the Corrie Whitlock Scholarship and the Life Membership Scholarship. Applicants must be majoring in a Horticulture-related field and must be a resident of one of the 5 states listed above. Applications are made through the GCNC Scholarship Chairman.