In order to promote professional development and to encourage continuing education for its members, the Wollaston Garden Club offers scholarships to help ease the cost of courses/workshops.


All scholarship applications must be submitted to the Horticultural Chair and Treasurer for review and approval.  Scholarships (tuition reimbursement) will be awarded after successful course completion documentation is received by the Horticultural Chair. 


Multiple scholarships are offered:


Master Gardeners Course - The WGC will offer 1 scholarship annually for half the cost of tuition.


Garden Club School Courses (i.e.) Flower Show School, Landscape Design, Environmental Studies, and Garden Study - Offered by GCFM each year.  Depending on the amount budgeted each year, WGC will offer 1 - 4 scholarships for each school.  WGC will pay half tuition costs per session. 


Other Courses/Workshops - Must be relevant to WGC's mission statement and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Requirements for a member to be granted a scholarship:


1) Must have been a WGC member for 2 years or more.


2) Must have served on at least 2 committees each of those years and have made a significant contribution to the club, such as chairing a committee or event, actively participating in a WGC fundraising event, offering their home for a house tour, etc.


3) Must have attended club meetings on a regular basis.


4) Must complete the course by attending all course meetings and passing the final exam.


5) Must be willing to share newly acquired expertise with the club, through participation in various club activities, projects and events.


6) Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis (determined by date of application submission) to applicants who meet the above criteria.  It is the intent of the WGC scholarship program to extend scholarship opportunities to as many qualified members as possible.

(Ad Hoc Scholarship Committee: Kathy Ceurvels, Jan Clifford, Janet DiPaolo,

Ann Foresman, Linda Monaco - March 13, 2023)