The Garden Club of America Award in Desert Studies
Garden Club of America
Nancy O. Swanson (Mrs. Robert) started this award in 2006 . Mrs. Swanson and her husband saw the need to provide financial support to students pursuing study in the fields of horticulture, conservation, botany, environmental science and landscape design relating to the arid landscape. The award can be in the form of either an internship or funding for a research related topic for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying in these fields. While the award is intended to have a wide scope pertaining to the arid environment, preference will be given to students wishing to gain practical field experience specifically, planning and design for sustainability, rainwater harvesting and plant management, etc. through structured internships at accredited botanical gardens or arboreta.
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- Age/Grade Level:Open to graduate or junior or senior undergraduate students
- Financial Need:Not Mentioned
- College:Open to graduate or junior or senior undergraduate students studying in an accredited US college or university.
- Major/Career:Study of horticulture, conservation, botany, environmental science and landscape design relating to the arid landscape.
- Transcript:Not required
- Resume/Activity List:Required
- Essay:A 1-2 page essay that includes the following:Your career aspirationsYour specific interests in sustainability in the arid environment and what you hope to achieve through the internship if selected.
- Recommendation Letters:A letter of recommendation from your advisor, using the Academic Advisor Recommendation form (http://www.dbg.org/sites/dbg.dd/files/gca_recommend_form-2012_0.pdf). Letter of recommendation should be completed and signed
- Other Materials:Contact information for one reference qualified to describe the student's character and ability
- Name: Mr. Kenny Zelov
- Phone: (480) 481-8162
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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