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
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.
Programs and Scholarships
Chairman: Marci Wilcox
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.
Several resources are available to garden clubs to aid in conducting youth programs.
S.E.E.K. - Save the Earth’s Environment through Knowledge
Become One with the Environment at Crystal River Marine Science Station
S.E.E.K. is FFGC's annual environmental conference for students entering grades 10 - 12
Rustic campus nestled within a 15 acre coastal hammock and salt marsh habitat along Salt River. Environmental Education Center where students will snorkel and study aquatic habitats, oyster reefs, sponges and stony corals. Studies based on Ocean Literacy Principles set forth by the Ocean Literacy Network (NOAA) Education Plan Goals and Outcomes
Click here to be taken to the SEEK Registration, Consent, and Information Forms
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.