Education is Our Future

The WNF&GA has an ever-growing emphasis on educational awards and scholarships in agricultural, horticultural and related fields of study.

In addition to awards granted by branches and divisions, Association scholarship programs include undergraduate and graduate study in agriculture and horticultural therapy; oceanography and aquatic study; and an award designated for the physically handicapped.

Since 1914, educational awards and scholarships have totaled over $1.5 million dollars.

Anyone wishing to donate to any of our scholarships please send your donation to WNF&GA  E & C Treasurer,  Suzanne Smith-Oscilowski  at 416 Gwynedd Valley Dr., Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002.  Write all checks to WNF&GA.  On the memo line of the check, please indicate the purpose of the donation.

The scholarship awards presented each year by WNF&GA are:

The Burlingame/Gerrity Horticultural Therapy Scholarship

Horticultural therapy enriches the lives of children, challenged  adults, and seniors.  This scholarship was established in 1984 to honor Alice Wessels Burlingame, who in 1952 helped to develop the field of horticultural therapy as a career.

This scholarship is awarded to a student already enrolled in a bachelors degree program in horticultural therapy, or in  a bachelors degree program in horticulture with an emphasis on horticultural therapy.  The applicant should demonstrate an interest in horticultural therapy.

The deadline for the application is April 1st.  The letter with accompanying information should be both emailed to and received in the mail by JoAnn Preston, the scholarship coordinator.

For more information on this horticultural therapy scholarship and how to submit an application packet, please click here:    Burlingame-Gerrity-Scholarship-Application

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