National Garden Clubs, Inc. School Scholarships
NGC and MGC Schools: Environmental, Gardening, Landscape Design, and Flower Show
KGC provides a 50% registration fee reimbursement to any member and first-time attendee who successfully passes one of four courses in each of the four NGC schools. To comply with IRS 501(c)3 nonprofit regulations, all KGC funding must benefit the mission of the organization, not just an individual member. To qualify, participants are asked to voluntarily agree to share what they have learned with others in their club and community as opportunities become available. Participants are asked to complete the form located on the KGC website and notify the KGC Treasurer upon course completion to receive reimbursement. The Council encourages participation in any or all the schools as a way to increase member knowledge and become a Consultant or Flower Show Judge upon completion of all four courses in a school.
MGC Hazel Wirick Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded through MGC to an area college student in the field of botany, biology, environmental studies, or other related subjects. KGC designates $1000 annually to this fund for a WMU student.
The Caroline Gray Award of Merit
A $50.00 award is given to one small, one medium, one large and one extra-large garden club participating in an outstanding project with school-age children in the area of horticulture, nature study, conservation, flower arranging, beautification or civic concern.
Louise Adams Civic Beautification Awards
($200 Matching-Funds Awards)
Kalamazoo Garden Council encourages its member garden clubs to be actively involved in civic beautification projects. It has established a program to financially assist garden clubs in beautifying and maintaining a specific site within the community. This award money may be used to help offset the cost of plant material (flowers, shrubs, trees, bulbs, groundcover), mulch, stone, edging or other materials used in landscaping, garden beds, or in container gardening. It may also be used for equipment necessary in maintaining the area, such as hoses, stakes, labels, signs, etc.
Louise Adams Award Project Guidelines: Click here for complete project guidelines and forms.
For any questions please contact the KGC Finance Chair
The KGC Tribute Fund
The KGC Tribute Fund was established in 2018 as a way to honor clubs, members or individuals. A framed list is posted at the council house and tribute fund thank you cards are mailed out to the donors. Tribute funds are used exclusively for council house landscaping as recommended by the tribute fund committee and approved by the KGC Board of Directors.