Due to the Covid 19 crisis GCI has not been able to raise funds; for 2021 we will be offering one $4500 scholarships to a deserving student attending Colleges and Universities in Illinois in the fields of agriculture, agriculture education, agronomy, botany, forestry, floriculture, horticulture, landscape design, plant pathology, conservation. land management and other related fields.

NGC also awards $4000 scholarships for students from Illinois attending any college or university in the United States.  All colleges and universities must be listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education.

All National Scholarship applications must be submitted to the Illinois state Scholarship Chairman by the deadline listed on the NGC form  below.


GCI Scholarship Forms

NGC Scholarship Forms

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Scholarships are also available from National Garden Clubs, Inc.  VisIt the link below to download the forms as well as guidelines and instructions send the completed form to our state chairman listed on the Scholarship Application above. These forms are due February 1. 2021.



Our GCI and our  Clubs have generously donated $92,330 in scholarships to deserving students studying horticultural, forestry, environmental  and related areas of study. Click the link above to view scholarships awarded for the 2020 -2021 school year.