Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc.
P. O. Box 33520
Raleigh, NC 27636-3520


Physical Location:
J.C. Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road
Raleigh, NC


Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00-5:00


For Website Submissions:
See the Website Submission
Rules in Members Only
Marcia Loudon, Website Chairman

Guidelines for Applicants

  • Applicants must apply through the Board of Governors Judy Barnes, 704-553-1413: the GCNC State Scholarship Chairman. GCNC-Scholarship-App and the NGC-GCNC Financial Aid 17-18 may be printed from this website (see Forms Page).
  • Applicant must be a United States Citizen and meet state requirements as a North Carolina resident.
  • Applicant must be a full time student and have a minimum grade point average of 3.25.
  • Scholarships are available to college juniors, seniors and graduate students. Applications may be made by sophomores for the junior year.
  • Scholarships will be given to be used at state universities in North Carolina with majors in Botany, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Recreation Resources Administration or related fields.
  • If a student changes to a major outside the above group listed or drops out during the school year, the balance of the money must be returned to The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc., PO Box 33520, Raleigh, North Carolina 27636-3520.
  • As long as the high academic standing is maintained and the need is still apparent, the student recipient may apply for a renewable scholarship the following year. Preference will be given to former recipients.
  • Scholarship grants are for the full school year and are sent to the school’s Financial Aid Officer by The Garden Club of North Carolina Headquarters.
  • Completed applications must be received by the Scholarship Chairman before February 1.


The following is to be included with the application:

  • Official Transcript of academic record through the latest grading period, including overall average, i.e. 3.25.
  • A letter of no more than one page from the applicant stating the need for a scholarship and vocational goals.
  • Three letters of reference should be mailed directly to Judy Barnes the GCNC Scholarship Chairman, 3616 Schoolhouse Ln. Charlotte, 28226,, to be received before February 1. The address is on the application form. The applicant must provide to each person writing a reference letter an addressed, stamped business size envelope with the applicant’s name on the lower left corner.
  • List of extracurricular activities, honors, and recognitions received within the last three years.
  • Application must be official GCNC-Scholarship-App1-20-16 and NGC-GCNCFinancialAidForm-f from the GCNC web site.