In 2018 we introduced a Garden Scholars program providing full-package scholarships to attend in-person Symposia and the Annual Conference. Scholarships are 100% funded through gifts from individual members, corporate and institutional donors.
The events of 2020 caused the Association to pivot to create a new, Virtual Professional Development Program featuring everything from a Lunch & Learn session to a full, multi-day Virtual Conference. Through a virtual platform we are now able to reach a greater number and diversity of our membership with professional development opportunities at all levels of learning.
To that end, we have broadened our Garden Scholars program to include a virtual scholarship option in the form of Garden Scholar registration Fee Waivers for virtual workshops, Symposia, and Annual Conferences when they occur. These will be offered on an as-available basis to qualified applicants who are Members in good standing, and awarded strictly at the sole discretion of the Association.
If you are interested in supporting a scholarship or underwrite a waiver for a member in financial need, please donate to the Garden Scholars Fund, and thank you!