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February 1 2023
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Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany


To promote the importance of botany to horticulture by encouraging young men and women to study field botany in the US, and to offer an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the field beyond the regular course of study. Provides $3500 annually to one student for summer study in the field. Study may be for credit or beyond the regular course of study. The specific course of study and the location are chosen by the student. Some suggested studies include: assisting a botanist with field studies, assisting a botanist with plant inventories, plant monitoring in a national forest, internship on a special project in a botanical garden. Open to undergraduates and graduate students up to the masters degree level with preference given to undergraduate students. Eligibility is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in a U.S. - based institution. Applications must be submitted electronically or sent by mail to be received at GCA Headquarters in New York City. Please provide two letters of recommendation, one from your advisor and one from a professor familiar with your work and interests. One should include comments on your academic progress and achievements, personal qualities, and eligibility for the summer program you have selected. The other should include information on the program you have selected and assurance that you have applied and can be accepted. Electronic copies of the letters of recommendation should be attached below and be signed by the individual writing the letter, or sent to us directly from their email. If reference desires to send directly to the GCA, please have s/he mail or email the letter to the addresses listed.

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  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student or a graduate student
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  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Horticulture/Floriculture

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Tel: 212-753-8287 Address The Garden Club of America, attn: Scholarship Applications
14 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022