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Virginia W. Smith Scholarship

Offered by North Country Garden Club of Long Island, Inc.

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 5, 2024
Multiple awards worth


Grade level

High School Senior

Application deadline:

June 1, 2024

Scholarship Overview

The Virginia W. Smith Scholarship is open to Long Island high school seniors embarking on studies at the collegiate level in horticulture, conservation, environmental, sustainability or green initiatives. It was established in 2004 in honor of Virginia W. Smith, a long-time member of the North Country Garden Club and passionate environmentalist. To continue her legacy, a $2,500 scholarship is awarded to college-bound, environment-minded high school seniors each year. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more and keep on growing your green.

About North Country Garden Club of Long Island, Inc.

The North Country Garden Club's purpose is to promote the knowledge and appreciation of gardening. This is demonstrated through encouragement of conservation of natural resources; support of education in the fields of gardening, horticulture, conservation and natural sciences; stimulation of community interest to improve and beautify buildings and their surroundings, parks, roadsides, wildlife sanctuaries and other civic projects; and financial and other assistance for the furtherance of such projects. The club also makes contributions to educational, scientific and charitable organizations for these purposes.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Academic Interest

Horticulture/Floriculture, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Oceanography, Environmental Health


New York

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.


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For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact North Country Garden Club of Long Island, Inc. at [email protected].

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