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Scholarships are awarded to seniors for their first year of college enrollment. Most scholarships cover only the first year of college; however, our applicants have an opportunity to reapply each year they are in college.

Venice Area Garden Club members find it rewarding to help local students enrolled in environmental sciences, including, but not limited to Conservation, Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning, and Marine Biology.


Scholarship recipients and a parent are invited to be our guests at our annual Spring Luncheon, held in May, and presented their scholarship certificate.



  • Florida Federation of Garden Clubs College Scholarships* are available to seniors entering college and for all levels of college coursework. They must attend a Florida college or university and the course of study must meet garden club objectives. Application deadline is May 1st.
  • Deep South Region Scholarship* is available to a student graduating high school and sophomore, junior or seniors attending a college in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi or Tennessee. Applications must be received before February 1st.
  • National Garden Clubs, Inc. Scholarships* are available to junior, senior or graduate students (not doctoral) attended any accredited college or university within the U.S. Two applications are accepted from FL and 34 awarded yearly throughout the U.S. Application deadline is February 1st.


*To qualify the applicant must be a FL resident, citizen of USA and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must study agriculture, biology, botany, city planning, conservation, ecology, forestry, horticulture, landscape/architecture design, or related fields.


S.E.E.K. (Save the Earth’s Environment through Knowledge) is an annual environmental conference for high school students. Each summer 70 students from across the state of FL attend a four day conference. FFGC Scholarships are available to FL students entering grades 10, 11 or 12 with a minimum C+ average. Applications must be received between January 1st and March 1st.


Wekiva Youth Camp began in 1959 as a Junior Nature Camp where garden clubs volunteers help to instill a love, concern and desire to protect the flora and fauna of Florida. FFGC Scholarships are available to students grades 3 through 8. Applications must be received between January 1st and March 1st.

VAGC also awards scholarships for S.E.E.K. and Wekiva Youth Camp! If interested in sending a student please contact us at


The Venice Area Garden Club Scholarship Fund was established in 1981 with the first award presented in 1983 in the amount of $500.


Since 1983, our scholarships have provided over $300,000 in funds to students. 


Funds for the scholarships are raised by the community and businesses to support our Garden/Home Tour and Plant Sale. Memorial Tributes are also made honoring deceased VAGC members and various other donations are made to the Fund.


The Scholarship Committee works closely with the Rotary Futures Program at Venice High School. Applications are submitted to the Club in mid-February, reviewed by our Scholarship Committee, then approved by the Board.


Additional information or applications for the FFGC scholarships are available at