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Garden Club of America Scholarships

The Garden Club of America offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in 12 areas related to conservation, ecology, horticulture, and pollinator research. In 2019, $377,500 was awarded to 73 scholars.

ABC Humane Wildlife Academic Scholarship – Women in STEM

At ABC Wildlife, we believe diversity is critical in every scientific field from biology to chemical engineering. While women represent 48% of the American workforce, they make up only 13% of engineering professionals and a mere 7.2% in the field of mechanical engineering. Overall, women are critically underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

As a woman-owned corporation operating in a largely male field, we understand the remarkable impact women can have. We want to pave the way for other women pursuing their dreams in the scientific world, which is why ABC Wildlife is introducing a scholarship designed to increase the number of women studying and influencing the future of science, including technology, engineering and math.

Essay Prompt: Why are you passionate about science, technology, engineering, or math, and how will your pursuit of these fields help preserve biodiversity, improve the health of our planet, or alleviate human suffering?

To apply: Please send your essay response in 1000 words or fewer to The subject line of your submission must include “Women in STEM Scholarship.” You do not need to be a United States citizen to apply. This scholarship is open to persons who identify as female. Graduate and undergraduate students enrolling or continuing in STEM fields of study at accredited universities in the 2019-20 academic year are welcome to apply by the July 1, 2019 deadline.

One (1) award of $1,000 will be granted to the top essay submitted, and up to nine other students may receive awards for their submissions. Funds may be used for tuition, academic projects, medical expenses, housing, living expenses, transportation, or other education-related costs. In addition to your essay, please send proof of enrollment and one letter to serve as an academic reference. Both proof of enrollment and the letter of reference are due by July 1, 2019.

This scholarship was created by Urban Wildlife Manager Rebecca Fyffe, an entrepreneur who is unique in her industry as a female business owner, as only 3% of pest control & management firms are owned by women. Fyffe credits her business acumen and cutting edge research-based methods to her STEM background and wishes for more women to have the opportunity to engage STEM programs and science-based education.


To apply for the scholarship, applicant must be a student currently enrolled at a college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in the United States.

  • Applicants must be studying or planning to study the fields of science (excluding social sciences i.e. economics), engineering, mathematics, or technology.
  • If the applicant or the applicant’s parent/legal guardian is employed by ABC Wildlife, Inc. at the time of award, the student is not eligible for the scholarship. Eligibility of finalists will be verified before winners are selected.
  • Applicant must include “Women in STEM Scholarship” in the subject line of the submission email.

Description of Scholarship Funds

The selected first-prize winner will receive a one-time $1000 educational scholarship. Funds are provided by ABC Wildlife, Inc. Payments issued by ABC Wildlife, Inc. are made payable to the student. Additional prizes, up to nine (9), may be issued at the discretion of ABC Wildlife, Inc.

Selection and Announcement of Winners

Winners will be selected by the ABC Wildlife team after the deadline of 7/1/2019. Applicants are judged on quality and thoughtfulness of entries. The winners will be announced on or before 7/15/2019.

Employment Boost Academic Scholarship

At Employment BOOST, as a professional resume writing service that cares about helping our clients obtain meaningful work and grow in their careers, we know how valuable a college education is to help create a work path that matters. We are thrilled to offer two quarterly $1,000 scholarships for graduating high school students and students currently attending college.

One scholarship is open to students studying any major and is also eligible for students who are currently undecided about their course of study. The second scholarship is available to students who will major or are majoring in business or STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math).


High school students who have been accepted to college and students who are currently enrolled in a college or university are eligible to apply for the Employment BOOST college scholarship program. Additionally, the following criteria must be met for a student to be eligible to apply:

  • Students must be currently enrolled in a U.S.-based high school or college. Students graduating from high school must plan to attend college during the fall semester in the same year as the application.
  • Eligible colleges include two-year and four-year universities in the United States.
  • Students who apply must have a minimum GPA of 3.6. Current (unofficial) transcripts must be sent with the application.
  • High school students who are applying must have a letter of acceptance from the college they intend to attend. A copy of this letter must be included in the application.
  • One letter of reference must be included in the application. This letter must come from one of the following sources: a current or former teacher of the student, or a current or former employer of the student.

In addition to these requirements, students applying for each scholarship must submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay. The essay requirements depend on the major the student plans on studying or is currently studying in college.

  • Students who are applying for the $1,000 college scholarship that is open to any major must write an essay based on the poem “Howl,” Part 1, by Allen Ginsberg. You can find the poem online. Carefully read the poem, and use your interpretation of the poem to write an essay that explains what message you believe the writer was trying to convey in the poem. Include what the poem means to you, and why the poem is relevant for today’s society.
  • Students majoring in business or a STEM subject (science, technology, engineering, or math) must write an essay based on this prompt: “How is technology going to change your way of life in 15 years?” Your response can include thoughts on subjects ranging from work to home and personal life.


Applications are accepted year-round, with quarterly deadlines of April 1st, July 1st, October 1st, and January 1st and must be received within the time frame to be considered eligible to be awarded that quarter. Scholarship awards must be used for the following semester of each year in which they are received.

The Weinstein Firm Annual Scholarship

Who Should Apply​

This award seeks female students with diverse backgrounds of race, ethnicity or faith, obtain the degree of their choice from any eligible college, university, graduate school, or law school. Applicants are encouraged to apply in fields in which women have traditionally been underrepresented: science, math, engineering, technology, business, and law. Applicants must be enrolled in or committed to attend a college, university, or professional school for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of their application. Applicants should not be immediate family members of employees of the Weinstein law office.

Scholarship Description​

We are a diverse law firm with a primary focus on personal injury and auto accidents operating out of Georgia. This scholarship is intended to help students with high character, above-average intellect as demonstrated by academic achievement and a commitment to community service. Our 2019 scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will be attending a college, university, graduate school, or law school in the United States during the 2019 – 2020 school year. Only students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship.

This $1,000 one-time scholarship award will be sent directly to the registrar’s office of the winner’s college or university and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and/or books up to the Cost of Attendance. This scholarship is not renewable. Applicants will need to submit an official transcript and one letter of recommendation from an employer or professor/teacher in addition to submitting an essay.

Essay Requirements: 750-word maximum

Essay Topic: Describe something you have done in the past year that has made a difference in your community.

How to Apply: For more information on how to apply, please visit

Deadline: All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on December 31, 2019. The winner will be announced on January 31, 2020 and will receive a one-time award of $1,000 in one lump sum.

PKA Tech’s THEA Scholarship

At PKA Tech, celebrating women is a BIG deal. As a certified women-owned business enterprise (WBENC), we are dedicated to supporting women striving to build careers in technology.

This year, we launched the Technology Higher Education Achievement (THEA) scholarship of $1500 for one outstanding female student who is currently enrolled in an accredited 4-year program at a community college and planning to continue their education in a STEM-related field. It is our hope that this scholarship will encourage the winner to excel in their studies and become a future leader in technology.

Scholarship Qualifications:

– Must be currently enrolled in an accredited 4-year program at your institution
– Minimum overall GPA 3.2 OR minimum STEM GPA of 3.5
– Passion for technology
– Leadership qualities

Applicant Deadline:
Please submit your full application by June 1st, 2019 to be considered for the THEA scholarship. If you have any questions regarding your submission, do not hesitate to contact Brittany Zabransky (

Howard Bodner Memorial Scholarship

The Master Gardeners of Monmouth County are offering up to four $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and current undergraduate students. Must major in environmental science, plant biology, horticulture, or related field. Applicants should demonstrate interest in the areas of intended college major, through class work, employment, community service, and/or extra-curricular activities.

LastPass STEM Scholarship Program

At LastPass we recently celebrated 10 years of providing seamless password security for individuals and businesses. Our customers have given us so much over the years – their time, their feedback, their trust – that we’ve been inspired to give back.

That’s why LastPass and LogMeIn’s corporate social responsibility program, Mission Possible, have partnered to offer the LastPass STEM Scholarship. With this scholarship, we aim to provide STEM students with resources to support their education.

Students entering and currently attending college who plan on studying or currently study within the STEM fields are eligible to apply to win a scholarship of $12,000 ($10,000 for tuition and $2,000 for books). We will select a winner based on the quality and substance of their submitted essay and video.

If you meet the below criteria, please apply via the application on this page. If you are associated with a high school or university, please spread the word to your students.


LastPass STEM Scholarship Details:

  1. Students must be high school seniors or be currently enrolled in a college or university.
  2. Only students enrolled in high schools, colleges and universities in the U.S. are eligible.
  3. Student must be majoring in a STEM field or planning to major in a STEM field.
  4. An applicant’s GPA must be above a 3.0 to qualify.
  5. Each applicant must submit a 500-word essay to apply and, if chosen to proceed to the second round, each applicant must submit a video. Video topic to be disclosed upon notification.
  6. Essay submission deadline is April 30, 2019. And the winner will be announced July 2019.


Essay topic:

Being in the cybersecurity industry, we’re fascinated by its constantly evolving nature, which can include shocking data breaches and innovative new technology. An unexpected factor here is human behavior. Even when one of their accounts is involved in a data breach, over 50% of people do not change their password. What is the link between human behavior and technology, and what does that say about the future of security?

The Garden Club of America – The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship

Purpose: To encourage studies and careers in the environmental field, with the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience beyond the regular course of study.

History: Established in 1964 by Clara Carter Higgins (Mrs. John W.), of the Worcester (Massachusetts) Garden Club with a stock gift of approximately $15,000. According to Executive Committee minutes of November 15, 1966, the interest from the fund “was to be used to cover a summer scholarship in conservation, preferably at the college level.” Mrs. Higgins wrote Mrs. Erastus Corning, then president of the GCA, “The Garden Club of America has meant so much to me during my life and I am so deeply appreciative of all it has done. I shall be happy to help someone realize the importance of conservation, if I can.”

In 1990, responsibility for the solicitation, screening, and selection of candidates passed from the GCA Conservation Committee to the GCA Scholarship Committee. In 1993, the Scholarship Committee responded to the increasing number of excellent applicants for the Higgins Scholarship by voting monies from the General Scholarship Fund to create and endow an additional summer environmental studies award.

Provisions: Annually funds one Clara Carter Higgins scholar and one or more GCA Summer Environmental Studies scholars at $3000 per recipient in financial assistance for summer coursework in environmental studies. (Award amounts were increased from $1500 in 2007.)

Eligibility: Open to college students following their freshman, sophomore, or junior year. These awards offer students who have demonstrated a keen interest in the betterment of the environment an opportunity for further study at a site chosen by the student. Some of the summer programs students have completed recently include the study of hazardous waste, marine science, energy, plant resources in the tropics, barrier island ecology, and oil spill cleanup and control. Eligibility is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in a U.S. – based institution.

To Apply: See application and information. Applications must be received at GCA Headquarters in New York City by February 5 preceding the summer of study. Note that applications for the Clara Carter Higgins Scholarship, GCA Awards for Summer Environmental Studies, Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Scholarship, and Mary T. Carothers Scholarship are considered together. Interested students should submit only one application. Selection: Selection is by members of the GCA Scholarship Committee. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE GCA SCHOLARSHIP, FELLOWSHIP OR AWARD MAY BE APPLIED FOR ANNUALLY.


PSEG Scholarship for Advancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Majors

PSEG introduced this award to support exceptional students who share in their commitment to building
environmental stewardship and developing meaningful sustainability initiatives. While enhancing the
educational and learning opportunities in areas of importance to PSEG – science (environmental),
technology, engineering and math, the scholarship contributes to an educated citizenry for New Jersey
which supports the economic and cultural development of local communities and neighborhoods.

Students must be enrolled as a full-time student, seeking a degree in a STEM major, entering junior or senior year, possess a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.3 of a 4.0 scale, and demonstrate a commitment to the environment.  A 750 word personal essay is required.

Please see website for additional information and application.

Freehold Soil Conservations District Scholarships

Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in a conservation related field in the summer of 2018.  Applicants must be a New Jersey resident of Monmouth or Middlesex County, entering junior or senior year of college by the fall of 2019, majoring in a field related to agriculture, conservation studies, environmental education, environmental science, forestry, geology, landscape design, resource management, soil science, etc.