The Coral Gables Garden Club Scholarship in Natural Sciences

For Undergraduates, Graduate Students, Advanced Degree Candidates Or Non-Degree Seeking Applicants Above The High School Level.

PURPOSE: Established to encourage the development of research, documentation, and teaching skills in the fields of horticulture, botany, landscape design, conservation, environmental studies, sea-level rise, and coral reef restoration, or any other natural science subject.

PROVISIONS: Funds one scholarship at $5000.00 (or two at $2500.00 each) to support study at an accredited college, university, or major botanic garden or arboretum. Projects may include but are not restricted to photographic documentation of studies and research projects, the acquisition of skills for work within the field of natural sciences. CGGC scholarship award winners may use the scholarship at an institution or research facility within the state of Florida, with preference given to residents of Miami-Dade County.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to college undergraduates and graduate students, advanced degree candidates, or non-degree-seeking applicants above the high school level and have completed 1 year of study at an accredited institution. 

TO APPLY: See applications for instructions. Applications must be postmarked no later than 1 February preceding the period of study.

SELECTION: Selection is by members of the Coral Gables Garden Club Scholarship Committee.

FOR QUESTIONS ONLY: Contact Sharon V. Trbovich, Coral Gables Garden Club, at

Scholarship Award winners with Jeanne Ann Rigl:
Charles (C.J.) Bergeron, Palm Beach State College, Sustainable Agriculture
Massey Sanaei, University of Florida, Environmental Horticulture

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

– Benjamin Franklin