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A Gift for a Lifetime

GCFM believes in supporting education. Horticulture-based education is supported by the Garden Club Federation of Maine, GCFM Districts and GCFM local garden clubs. It is today’s students that will be the leaders of tomorrow, ensuring the preservation of our natural resources of the planet Earth.

GCFM State Life Membership Application Form

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The GCFM Horticulture Scholarship is awarded to college juniors and seniors or graduate students who are legal residents of the State of Maine and not related to a GCFM Board Member. (College sophomores are eligible as they will be entering their junior year the following fall.) The Scholarship recipient is invited to attend the GCFM Annual Meeting and Awards luncheon at the State Convention held in June.

GCFM Horticulture Scholarship Application Form

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The Mary Lou Marks Smith Scholarship is awarded to a community college student majoring in horticulture, floral design or other gardening related fields who is a legal resident of the State of Maine. The Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, will be given every other year, in odd numbered years. It is mailed to the college at the beginning of the second semester.

Mary Lou Marks Smith Scholarship Application Form

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Financial aid is available for students who are pursuing a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture at an accredited College/University.

Application forms must be received by the Scholarship Chairman by March 1st. Application forms must be typed or computer generated.

Scholarship Funding

Give a "Gift that Lasts a Lifetime” by becoming a GCFM State Life Member or an NGC Life Member. Donations are payable to the GCFM Scholarship Fund. Donors can be proud that he or she has helped send a student to college.

GCFM State Life Member: a donation of $50.00 for yourself, a friend, to recognize an outgoing officer, and/or a garden club member who has contributed much to the goals and projects of GCFM. Download the Application Form

NGC Life Membership: a donation of $200.00 helps to support the NGC Scholarships. For information and application form go to the NGC website.

Memorial Gifts: A donation in the memory of a garden club member or friend may also be made to the GCFM Scholarship Fund.

GCFM Districts and local Federated Garden Clubs offer financial aid to students pursuing a career in horticulture. Go to the Clubs section for a club in your area offering scholarships.


Support the GCFM Scholarship fund by completing
one of our donation forms today!

GCFM Donation Form
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