Since 1992 the Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Minneapolis (MWGCM) has awarded over $75,000.00 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.

In 2020 we awarded four $1,000 scholarships.

  • Two students studying Plant Science and Breeding at the University of Minnesota, College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences
  • One student studying Sustainable Landscaping at Central Lakes College in Brainerd
  • One student pursuing an associate degree in Horticulture Technology at Rochester Community Technical College


  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, 2021 – a Club committee will announce the scholarship recipient(s) in November 2021
  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!

Application must be postmarked no later than October 30, 2021 to be considered.

Applications should be mailed to the following address:  
MWGCM Scholarships
c/o M. Thomas Pulley
3852 Pleasant Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55409

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