Annual Scholarships

Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut

The proud tradition of awarding scholarships to college and university students was begun in 1982.  Amounts awarded are based on the qualifications of the applicant and the funds available.  Scholarships are funded by the generous donations of our Connecticut member clubs and other individuals and organizations. We welcome donations from our members clubs, individuals and organizations to our Scholarship Fund at any time:  Donate


Eligible students must be entering their junior or senior year or be graduate students in any certified college or university, be legal residents of Connecticut (have a Connecticut Drivers License and/or be registered to vote here) and be majoring in one of the following fields:  Agronomy, Botany, City Planning, Conservation, Environmental Studies, Floriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Land Management, Landscape Design, Plant Pathology, or allied subject.  They must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 and demonstrate financial need. PhD candidates are not eligible.

The deadline for applying for a scholarship is always July 1st each year. Download Application

Contact the State Chair at:  with any questions.


The National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC)

NGC awards 41 scholarships of $4,000.00 each. The number to each state is based on the percentage of garden club members in their respective state (Connecticut is permitted one scholarship).


The student must be a legal resident of Connecticut. must major in one of the fields as mentioned in the Criteria for the Federated Scholarship, maintain a 3.25 GPA, show financial need, and be entering his/her junior, senior year or be a graduate student at a College or University in or outside the State of Connecticut.

Applications are available from the National Garden Clubs (NGC). These must be returned to the State Chair by February 1st. Her committee meets in the month of February, selects ONE applicant, then sends the application to the NGC Scholarship Chair by March 1st.  Winners are announced at the National Convention in May. The awards money are sent directly to the recipient’s school.

Contact the State Chair at:  with any questions.

Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship Winner!

Honored at the October Awards Meeting

The 2022 Scholarship is given in memory of Betty Dykins, Glastonbury Garden Club

Jennifer Paul
Scholarship $7,500
Intended Career: Natural Resource Conservation Management

“Those that believe in education and knowledge, such as those at your scholarship program, help others attain an accomplishment that will last them a lifetime.  I am currently attending the University of Connecticut in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources.  I chose to attend the University of Connecticut because I believe their natural resources program is one of the best in the region.  As a result, I feel that I will be well prepared for a career in my field of study.  Receiving a higher education is currently my highest priority, and your scholarship has made doing so less worrisome and more attainable.”  Jennifer Paul