Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
268
Days
February 1 2022
Application Deadline
N/A
Renewable
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Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design

Description

Sponsored by the Garden Club of America (GCA), this fellowship was established in 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer J. Thomas, Jr. and is awarded annually to an exceptional graduate student to assist with study and research at a leading American institution. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents (also called permanent resident aliens). Project study should have wide scope, such as investigating new techniques of garden restoration; studying how small gardens created by community groups have impacted public gardens; exploring and documenting physical, emotional and spiritual healing properties of the garden; and instigating the development of gardens that use ecological and regenerative concepts, to name but a few possibilities. 2 Letters of Recommendation: One must be a letter of endorsement from the applicants faculty advisor that also certifies enrollment. Provide the e-mail address for each recommender and instructions will be sent to them. Written Proposal (4 page max): Upload a proposal for the work to be undertaken in PDF format. The proposal must contain an objective, outcome and method. The document should have margins of at least 1 and use 10-point or larger font. Please include Applicant Name/Proposal/Fellowship Name and page number on each page. Budget (1 page max): Upload a budget for the proposed work in PDF format. Please include Applicant Name/Budge/Fellowship Name and page number on each page. Provide a color headshot in jpg format that is at least 1800x1200 pixels. It should be horizontally-oriented, well-lit with a simple background, and include your entire head and shoulders. LAF retains the right to use any submitted photo on our website and in other materials promoting LAFs scholarship programs. Bio for the LAF Website (150 word max): Provide a short bio in PDF, Microsoft Word, or TXT format. In 150 words or less, describe your background, current educational pursuits, future plans, and any other personal interests or activities. Resume (2 page max): Upload your resume or CV in PDF format. It should include your education, professional experience, extra-curricular activities, and honors and awards. Please include Applicant Name/Resume/Scholarship Name and page number on each page.

Amount Details

$4,000
Low Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be a graduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming, Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii

How to Apply

What you'll need:

  • Checkmark Other - Written Proposal, Budget
  • Checkmark Application Form
  • Checkmark Personal Photograph
  • Checkmark Recommendations Or References
  • Checkmark Resume
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Contact Danielle Carbonneau
Program Manager
scholarships@lafoundation.org
Tel: 202-331-7072 ext. 14 Address 1200 17th Street NW
Suite 210
Washington, DC 20036