Since 1992 the Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Minneapolis (MWGCM) has awarded over $83,000.00 in merit based scholarships to students of horticulture. Any Minnesota student who is currently working towards a degree and career in horticulture, landscaping, or a related professional area, is encouraged to apply.

MWGCM awarded five scholarships in 2022

  • $1000 scholarship to a U of Mn student studying Plant Science and Horticultural Production.
  • $1000 scholarship to a student studying Sustainable Landscaping at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
  • $1000 to a senior at the U of Mn focusing on Horticulture Production and Food Systems.
  • $500 award to a Central Lakes College student studying Horticulture and Sustainable Greenhouse Production.
  • $500 award to a U of Mn Twin Cities student studying Plant Science and Breeding.

2023 MWGCM Scholarship Application


  1. Student must be a resident of the State of Minnesota
  2. Student must be accepted or currently enrolled full-time at an accredited school in Minnesota
  3. Student must demonstrate career interest in areas such as gardening and landscaping consistent with the interests of home gardeners
  4. Applications must be postmarked no later than October 30, 2023 – a Club committee will announce the scholarship recipient(s) in November 2023
  5. Finalists may be interviewed at a date and location to be determined
  6. Financial data, age, gender, race or religion will not be considered


  1. Fully completed application form with answers to Questions 1-4
  2. A letter of recommendation from an individual (non-family) with knowledge regarding the applicant’s horticultural experience and goals
  3. A letter of recommendation from an individual (non-family) knowledgeable about the applicant’s personal characteristics
  4. Name and address of your school’s financial aid officer or administrator
  5. Other information the applicant deems appropriate (optional)

NOTE – Incomplete applications will not be considered.

2023 MWGCM Scholarship Application

Applications must be postmarked no later than October 30, 2023 to be considered.

Mail applications to:  
MWGCM Scholarships
c/o M. Thomas Pulley
3852 Pleasant Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55409

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