Scholarships

Marion Romans 
FGCMD CHAIRMAN
Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc. (FGCMD) is pleased to participate in scholarship programs that provide grants to college or university students whose major course of study is intended to lead to a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture, and must be majoring in one of the following fields: Agriculture Education, Agronomy, Biology, Botany, City (Rural & Urban) Planning, Environmental Concerns (Management: Environmental, Horticulture Resource/Environmental Behavior) Environmental Conservation/ Engineering, Floriculture, Forestry, Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Land Management, Plant Pathology/Science, Wildlife Science and/or related or allied subjects.
Funding for NGC, CAR and FGCMD scholarships comes from Life Memberships and the generous support of garden clubs and individual members. To support scholarships, please consider becoming a NGC Life Membership ($200);
or a CAR. Life Member ($50) or a FGCMD Life Membership ($75); send to the FGCMD office.  Each of these Life Member applications are sent to the FGCMD Membership Chairman and noted in the biannual Directory.  Additional non-life member donations, memorial or honorary contributions to the FGCMD Scholarship Fund are appreciated and may be sent to the FGCMD office; donations to scholarship funds are tax-deductible.
 Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc. (FGCMD)  scholarships are awarded annually, depending upon availability of funds. 
One student’s application may be submitted by Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc. to the CAR scholarship board each year. One scholarship will be granted at the CAR Fall Conference.
Application deadline: Feb 1.
Applications should be sent by the required deadline to:
Marion Romans
9027 Old Harford Rd., Baltimore, MD 21234-2652
Email: marionromans@yahoo.com
Phone: 410-668-1535

The Robert Baker Lewis Scholarship
Chairman Doris White
Eligibility: One-year grants are available to qualified college juniors, seniors, or graduate students.
An applicant must be a legal resident of Maryland, and must attend an accredited college or university in the United States.   Course studies must lead to a degree in Ornamental Horticulture or Landscape Architecture.  Funds may be applied only to tuition, course fees, books, or course-required materials.
Application: An applicant must submit one complete packet as instructed, to be received by the Robert Lewis Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund Chairman listed above by Feb 1.
The packet must include all (and only) the following materials:
1.    The completed NGC Scholarship Fund application.
Application forms may be found on the National Garden Club Website.
2.    A personal letter by the applicant discussing background, career goals, financial need, and commitment to the chosen field of study, limited to two typewritten pages.
3.    The applicant’s complete official academic transcript to include the most recent grading period and cumulative grade point average.
4.    A list of the applicant’s extra-curricular activities and/or honors received in high school or college.
5.    Three letters of recommendation, each limited to one typewritten page. Letters should be on official stationery if possible, and should give the name, address and position of the writer. Letters should address the applicant’s scholastic ability, character reference, and work-related experience.
A student may reapply by submitting a new packet the following year(s), but is limited to receiving a maximum of two Robert Lewis Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund grants.

Awarded annually; depending upon funds available, one or more scholarships may be granted.
Application deadline: Feb 1
Applications should be sent by the required deadline to:
Doris White
409 Butternut Ct., La Plata, MD 20646-9507
Email: doris409@verizon.net
Phone: 301-934-0999

National Garden Clubs, Inc. scholarships are awarded annually. One student’s application may be submitted by Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc. to the NGC scholarship board each year.

Central Atlantic Region (CAR) scholarship is awarded annually.
One (1) or more $1,000.00 Scholarships may be awarded each year and presented at the Fall Conference.
Each State may submit one (1) application. Applications are judged by three (3) former C.A.R. Directors chosen by the current Director and the current C.A.R. Scholarship Representative. The application is submitted to the C.A.R. Scholarship Awards Representative by Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc.