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
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
High School Garden Clubs
Chairman: Sandra Lynch
High School Garden Clubs are composed HS Students and have a minimum of 4 members and 5 meetings. Please go to the Forms List to download a registration form.
Intermediate Garden Clubs
Chairman: Sandra Lynch
Intermediate Garden clubs are composed of 7th and 8th graders and have a minimum of 4 members and hold 5 meetings a year. Please go to the Forms List to download a registration form.
Chairman: Lynda Penry
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.
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 generous financial support are the backbones for maintaining the WYC property. Donations to support camp programs, supplies and projects are greatly appreciated! If a donation is for a specific purpose, please indicate so when sending your donation. Please see our Wish List of Current Wekiva Needs if you want to specify how your donation is to be used.
DESIGNATED camp registration and camper fees (payable to FFGC - Wekiva Youth Camp) for named campers (campers sponsored by a garden club/circle or parent), not paid by credit card, should be mailed directly to the
WYC Registrar, Betty Moxley, 1198 Wentworth Circle, Rockledge, Fl. 32955-2251.
UNDESIGNATED donations (payable to FFGC - Wekiva Youth Camp) for Camperships, the General Operating Fund, or the WYC Building & Maintenance Fund are to be sent directly to the FFGC Treasurer, Jana Walling, 2121 Olivia Drive, Tallahassee, Fl. 32308-6164.
For questions and information please contact Tina Tuttle