Founded in 1956, the Life Member Group’s mission is to develop scholarship funds for students enrolled in accredited collegiate programs in horticulture, landscape design, environmental science and related subjects. Scholars must live within the areas served by the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., and be in good standing as students in their junior, senior or post graduate years. The first scholarship was awarded in 1957.

The Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs is a Member of the National Garden Clubs which also awards scholarships. All applicants for the Life Member Group Scholarship are strongly encouraged to also complete the application/information forms for the National Garden Club $4,000 Scholarship. One Rhode Island applicant will be selected from this year’s Life Member Group application pool to compete for a National Garden Club Scholarship. ^

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National Garden Club Scholarship RIFGC requests that you complete the National Scholarship form at the same time as the RIFGC.  Mail all scholarship information to the Scholarship Chairperson:

Sandra Jack, 36 Ingleside Ave, Cranston, RI 02905

Scholarships are restricted to legal residents of R.I. and nearby Massachusetts. Please note that the student may attend any accredited college/university in the United States. College sophomores through graduate students are eligible to apply. Scholarships, based on need and academic standing, will be given to outstanding students majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, botany, plant pathology, forestry, agronomy, environmental concerns, city planning, land management and/or allied subjects.  A 3.0 GPA or higher is required.

Chairperson, Life Member Group

Blakely Szosz

Donations for scholarship can be sent to:

Paul Nunes RIFGC Treasurer
920 County St
Seekonk, MA 02771-1810