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The Garden Club of America Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry


Category: Urban Forestry

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Application deadline: January 15


To advance the field of urban forestry by encouraging students to study the planning, management, horticulture and ecology of urban forests and the effect of healthy urban forests on people and the environment. urban forests and the effect of healthy urban forests on people and  the environment

Level of Education

For graduate students and advanced undergraduates 


Open to graduate or advanced undergraduate students enrolled in U.S. institutions studying urban forestry, environmental studies, horticulture, forestry, or related courses of study with a special interest in the urban forest. Students must be enrolled during the academic year following the award decision. Eligibility is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in a U.S. - based institution. Due to IRS restrictions, GCA is unable to fund awards for international applicants.


$7500 is awarded annually to one or more students. A recipient may reapply for an additional year. Election is by a panel of people knowledgeable about research in the field of urban forestry, appointed by Casey Trees, and is approved by the GCA Scholarship Committee.


In 2004, GCA Zone VI clubs from Maryland and the District of Columbia voted to create a fellowship in urban forestry and its first fellowship was awarded in 2006. Casey Trees of Washington DC also fundsone of these fellowships per year.

To Apply

See application and instructions. Applications must be received at Casey Trees by January 15 of the period preceding study. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE GCA SCHOLARSHIP, FELLOWSHIP OR AWARD MAY BE APPLIED FOR ANNUALLY.


The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry Fund is managed by the GCA.


Casey Trees, Attn: Melinda Peters, Director of Education, 3030 12th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017, (202) 828-4132.


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