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The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, the National Garden Clubs, Inc., and the Deep South Region are proud to sponsor a variety of youth programs and scholarships. 



High School and College Scholarships 


FFGC College Scholarships ($3,000) 

                      Available to seniors entering college and for all levels of college coursework

                       Must attend a a Florida college/university

                       Course of study must meet garden club objectives

                       Several scholarships available; one per student

Completed application deadline is May 1 Contact Helen Purvis





Deep South Region Scholarship ($3,000)

Available to a Florida student (graduating high school senior entering college), sophomore, junior, or senior attending a college in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, 

Mississippi or Tennessee 

Two awarded yearly to a student residing in a Deep South state

           Completed application form to be received before February 1




   National Garden Clubs, Inc. Scholarships (up to $4,000) 

   Available to junior, senior, or graduate students (not doctoral students)

   Awarded to Florida students attending any accredited college or university within the U.S.

   Two applications accepted from Florida. ~ 35 awarded yearly throughout the U.S.

Applications deadline February 1


To qualify for the scholarships above, the applicant must be a Florida resident, a citizen of the United States, and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The Applicant must study agriculture, biology, botany, city planning, conservation, ecology, forestry, horticulture, landscape/architecture design, or related fields.


Sales of the Florida Flower Arrangement Calendar benefit the general Scholarship Fund. 

Order the Calendar 


Programs and Scholarships

Contact Helen Purvis for general scholarship information or for Scholarship Endowment contact Jana Walling and see our Donate page for more information regarding levels of contribution.


High School and Intermediate Garden Clubs
Chairman: Pat Sanford

High School Garden Clubs are composed HS Students and have a minimum of 4 members and 5 meetings. Download a Registration Form 


Junior Gardeners
Chairman: Joanne Connor     

   Meeting the FFGC mission statement, “…instilling in our youth the love of gardening and the respect   and protection of the environment.”, is done through Junior Gardeners, either as a single Youth Activity or   as a Junior Garden Club.  Junior Garden Clubs consist of 5 or more youth, Pre K-6th grade, which meet 5   or more times a year.  Youth Activity is any other program or programs that involve youth and does not   meet the Junior Gardener Club requirements.

  Passing on our love of gardening, design and all things related to our environment is a way of ensuring   the continuation of our passions and the love of our world.  The wonder and joy of this can be seen in the   eyes of our youth.   

Resources

Several resources are available to garden clubs to aid in conducting youth programs.

  • A complete group of lesson plans that are very detailed or serve as a guide for programs.  Visual aids, Hands-on Activities, master copy of Learning Reinforcement materials as well as the detailed Step-By-Step Instructions are included.
  •  All instructions and materials needed for a Butterfly or Amphibian program for one class.  The program and hands-on materials are age appropriate.  
  • a list of sources for programs and program ideas
  • Information for adults working with youth in Florida
  • District Junior Gardener Chairman – Each FFGC District has a District Junior Gardener Chairman. They are a resource to garden clubs for information and ideas concerning youth activities.  


S.E.E.K. - Save the Earth’s Environment through Knowledge
Become One with the Environment at Silver Springs State Park 

S.E.E.K. is FFGC's annual environmental conference for students entering grades 10 - 12

Kayak Silver River - Interpretive Tour, Hiking & Tram Tours, Focus on Wildlife and Silver River Natural History Museum, Garden Tours, Brainstorming Ideas, Networking Night, and more.

Registration Form, Parent Consent Form, Medical Form, Student Information Form, Adult Volunteer Form, Adult Volunteer Agreement, SEEK Student Agreement, Directions and Packing Instructions, Student Registration, S.E.E.K. Flyer      Contact the Registrar



Scholarships Available: Polly Moody Youth Scholarship, Daytona Beach Garden Club Youth Scholarship. The applicant must be enrolled in a Florida high school, entering grades listed above with minimum of “C” average. Student must be sponsored by a garden club or circle. Completed application must be received between January 1 and March 1.   Polly Moody Youth Scholarship Application

Wekiva Youth Camp

The Wekiva Youth Camp is an environmental education program begun in 1959 as a Junior Nature Camp where garden club volunteers helped to instill a love, concern, and desire to protect the flora and fauna of our beautiful state of Florida. To learn more about Camp Wekiva, go to the website here: Wekiva Youth Camp                           

Camper fees paid to Wekiva Youth Camp are insufficient to cover the expenses of offering this program. Your dedication and financial support are the backbones for maintaining the WYC property. Donations to support camp programs, supplies and projects (payable to FFGC – Wekiva Youth Camp) can be mailed to the Treasurer.  If a donation is for a specific purpose, please indicate so when sending your donation.  Wish List of Current Wekiva Needs Donations for UNDESIGNATED Camperships are to be sent to this Chairman. Donations should be made out to WYC Building & Maintenance and sent directly to Chrisita Li Roberts 1887 NW Pine Lake Dr., Stuart, FL 34994-9444 

Camp registration and camper fees for DESIGNATED campers (named campers) should be mailed directly to the WYC Registrar. Building and Maintenance donations should be mailed directly to Sue Angle, WYC Building & Maintenance Chairman.  

Scholarship Available: The Sally Rahm Scholarship for students grades 3 through 8 (1 scholarship)

Pays Wekiva campership but not canteen fees. Student must be sponsored by a garden club or circle.
Completed application must be received between January 1 and March 1.

Wekiva Leadership Training

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