College/University Students

West Virginia Garden Club Scholarships



This Scholarship is for College Junior, Senior, or Master’s Degree Students studying in Horticulture/Environmental Fields (see Guidelines and Eligibilty for specific majors) and who plan to be employed in that field on Graduation.

This is a $3000 scholarship sponsored by West Virginia Garden Club Inc.  This application is also used for a NGC Scholarship.

Click here for Guidelines and Eligibility

Click here for Life Membership Scholarship Application (file is a fillable pdf)

Click here for Financial Aid Guidelines

Click here For Financial Aid Application  (file is a fillable pdf)

All forms must be typed or computer generated with careful attention to requirements.  Details and neatness are important.

++++ All applicants must be residents of West Virginia.

Completed Applications must be received in paper form Feb. 1, 2020.

WVGC Scholarship Chairman:  Judy Guye  107 Sylvester Dr. Elkins, WV 26241


The Corrie Whitlock Memorial Scholarship

This Scholarship is open to a college sophomore or junior for use during the junior or senior year of college.  Each state within the South Atlantic Region may submit one application to be in competition for the Scholarship.  A qualifying student is one who is majoring in the study of Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Plant Pathology, Biology, Forestry, Agronomy, Environmental Concerns, City Planning, Land Management and/or allied subjects. 

Click here for the Corrie Whitlock Scholarship application

Complete applications must be sent to the
State Scholarship Chairman by February 1 and the State’s best application must come to the Regional Scholarship Chairman by March 1.

WV State Scholarship Chairman:  Judy Guye  107 Sylvester Dr.  Elkins WV 26241  304-636-4763

[email protected]


Esther J. Hinchman Scholarship

Donor:  Esther J. Hinchman

A West Virginia High School Senior planning to attend college (in state or out) may apply for this $500.00 scholarship. 

The student must plan to major in some form of Environmental Studies: Horticulture, Landscape Design, Forrestry, Botany, Conservation, Land Management, Enviornmental Concerns, Geology, or related subjects.

Requirements: Must be sponsored by a Garden Club, must supply name, address and phone, date of birth, name of high school, name of college/university chosen, record of grades, at least a 250 word essay from the student listing her/ his goals, purpose for applying and background information that will help Awards Committee with the above criteria (school activities, community involvement, etc.).

Deadline to apply:  February 1, 2020.

Scholarship Chairman:  Judy Guye  107 Sylvester Dr.,  Elkins, WV 26241

Phone:  304 636 4763

Click here for application