Scholarships Available for Urban Forestry Students

Scholarships Available for Urban Forestry Students 
Annual award provides $5,000 stipend to students studying urban forests and their benefits 

Applications for the Garden Club of America (GCA) Zone VI Fellowship — aimed to advance the study of urban forestry and grow the number of researchers in the field — are now being accepted.  

To be eligible to apply, individuals must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a U.S. institution during the 2017-2018 academic year. Applicants must also be pursuing a degree in urban forestry, environmental studies, horticulture, forestry, or related courses of study with a special interest in urban forestry. The fellowship includes a $5,000 stipend to support students studying the planning, management, horticulture and ecology of urban forests and the effect of healthy urban forests on people and the environment. 

Previous awardees of the GCA Zone VI Fellowship are eligible to apply, and recipients may apply for an additional year. Complete applications must be received by January 31, 2019. Application details available at 

Funding for the GCA Zone VI Fellowship is provided jointly by Casey Trees and the Garden Club of America. Awarded annually since 2006, the GCA Zone VI Fellowship has provided funding to students from over 30 institutions.  

About Casey Trees: Casey Trees is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit established in 2002 committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation’s capital. To learn more about Casey Trees, visit  

About Garden Club of America:  

Founded in 1913, The Garden Club of America is a nonprofit organization comprised of 200 member clubs and approximately 18,000 club members throughout the United States. To promote greater understanding of the interdependence of horticulture, environmental protection, and community involvement, GCA offers 27 different merit-based scholarships and annually awards over $300,000. More at