Southborough Gardeners scholarship applications due April 16

by Beth Melo on January 24, 2018

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Above: The Southborough Gardeners will consider scholarship candidates majoring in Horticulture, Botany, Environmental Studies and more. (images cropped from photos posted to flickr left and right by Sterling College, center by history-art-photos)

The Southborough Gardeners are promoting their annual scholarship program. Applications are due Friday, April 16. This year, they are also promoting more opportunities open through a state garden club.

Take note if a student you know is currently studying, or planning to major in any of the following Arts or Sciences related to:

  • Horticulture
  • Floral Design
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ecology
  • Conservation
  • Agriculture
  • Botany
  • Landscape Architecture/Design
  • other related fields

The town-based club is offering $1,000 in assistance that could be dedicated to one student or split between two qualified.

Southborough Gardeners is a member of The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts. The state club is offering 11 additional scholarships. Students can apply for all of those opportunities by submitting one application.

GCFM’s website advertises scholarships for fields of study that overlap with SG’s but seem to cover a bit more, including City Planning: 

  • Horticulture
  • Floriculture
  • Landscape Design or Architecture
  • Conservation
  • Forestry, Agronomy
  • City Planning
  • Environmental Studies
  • Land Management
  • Botany
  • Biology
  • and allied subjects

For the local opportunity, here is the SG’s announcement:

Southborough Gardeners’ Scholarship

The Southborough Gardeners have established a scholarship to be awarded to a student who has been accepted to a school of higher education or is presently attending college in one of the following fields: Art, Sciences related to Horticulture, Floral Design, Environmental Studies, Ecology, Conservation, Agriculture, Botany, Landscape Architecture/Design, or other related fields. To be eligible, the candidate must be a two year resident of Southborough and must demonstrate scholastic achievement and good citizenship. The amount of the award this year is $1000. This may be divided between two qualified candidates at the discretion of the scholarship committee. Applications must be received by April 16, 2018.

You can open an application here, download it from the SG website, or pick up a copy at the Southborough Library.

That is a different application than for the GCFM opportunities:

The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts College Scholarships

The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts awards eleven scholarships annually. Only one application must be completed to be considered for all scholarships. Candidate must be a legal resident of Massachusetts for at least one year. Applications are due by March 1, 2018. Please visit for further information. 

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