There are two Cleveland area named scholarships, detailed below, and further information may be seen on the Garden Club of America website.
The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Purpose: To encourage studies and careers in the environmental field, with the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience beyond the regular course of study.
History: To honor Elizabeth Gardner Norweb, ardent conservationist member of The GCC, and GCA President from 1979 to 1981. Mrs. Edward K. Poor, Mrs. Walter Marting, and Mrs. Jerome F. Page spearheaded the creation of a fund to establish this scholarship. Mrs. Norweb’s family and friends from across the country quickly responded with contributions, including special support from Shaker Lakes Garden Club, Little Garden Club of Columbus, and the Garden Club of Cleveland. The first recipient was awarded $1500 from the still-growing fund in 2004. The completed corpus for the scholarship was realized a year later, providing the basis for a continuing Norweb scholar.
Eligibility: Open to college undergraduates for summer study following the freshman, sophomore, or junior year. Eligibility is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in a U.S. - based institution.
Contact: The Garden Club of America, attn: Scholarship Applications, 14 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022-1006. Phone: 212-753-8287 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Selection: Selection is by members of the GCA Scholarship Committee.
Fund: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship Fund is managed by the GCA. Applications are received through the Garden Club of America.
The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarship in Horticulture
FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATES
Purpose: To encourage the study of horticulture and related fields.
History: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarship in Horticulture celebrates friendship and the love of gardening within the GCA. It was founded in 1981 by Margaret Evans Berdan, Garden Club of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in memory of her friend Katharine McConnell Grosscup, a talented gardener, enthusiastic conservationist and active member of the Shaker Lakes Garden Club in Ohio. The first chairman of the scholarship committee was Elizabeth Evans, Mrs. Berdan’s sister-in-law, a member of the Garden Club of Cleveland. The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarship Committee continues to be jointly managed by three members of the Shaker Lakes Garden Club and three members of the Garden Club of Cleveland.
Eligibility: Open to rising college sophomores, juniors, seniors or Master's degree candidates majoring in horticulture or related fields at institutions in IN, KY, MI, OH, PA or WV. A 3.5 GPA or better is expected Eligibility is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in a U.S. - based institution.
Contact: The Garden Club of America, attn: Scholarship Applications, 14 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022-1006. Phone: 212-753-8287. For questions email email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org
Selection: Applicants are screened, interviewed and selected by the Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarship Committee in Cleveland. Selected candidates must be approved by the GCA Scholarship Committee.
Fund: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarship in Horticulture is managed by the GCA. Applications are received through the Garden Club of America.
The Garden Club of Cleveland is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and a member of the Garden Club of America.
The Garden Club of Cleveland is dedicated to charitable and educational purposes including stimulating the knowledge and love of gardening, sharing the advantages of association by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence, and publications, and restoring, improving, and protecting the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvements.