Programs, Projects, Awards & Scholarships

Our Projects, Programs and Activities

The Garden Club of Indiana, Inc. is involved in numerous projects, programs and activities.  We also offer scholarships and awards.  Click on the green boxes below (sorted alphabetically) to learn more about our work!


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The Garden Club of Indiana, Inc., our Districts, and our local clubs offer educational programs in order to achieve our Mission to promote interest and education in horticulture, landscaping, floral design and environmental concerns. While many educational programs have been canceled or postponed due to the global pandemic, check out the links below for upcoming educational offerings.


The Garden Club of Indiana, Inc. awards members and clubs numerous awards. Below are some of the awards we present to our members, for more details please contact us.

For TGCI members, please go to Member Access to view the Awards Manual and materials.

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  • Amy Mason Wildflower
  • Annual Civic Fund
  • Bev Kevler Arbor
  • Birds and Butterflies
  • Blue Star Memorials
  • Civic Development
  • Club Achievement
  • Conservation
  • Flower Show Achievement
  • Garden Therapy
  • History Preservation
  • Honeywell Horticultural
  • Horticulture
  • Land Trust Projects
  • Litter and Recycling
  • Member Services Sales
  • Membership Increase
  • Membership & Promotion
  • National Garden Week
  • National Life Member
  • Publications
  • Roadside Beautification
  • Scholarship
  • Scrapbook
  • Social Media
  • Yearbook
  • Youth


Scholarships are offered through The Garden Club of Indiana, Inc. TGCI These scholarships are awarded each year in the amount of $1,000.00 to deserving students.  The TGCI Scholarship Chairman, president and selected board members interview prospective recipients for these scholarships before mid-February.

The TGCI Scholarship Chairman, president and selected board members interview prospective recipients for these scholarships before mid-February.

We have awarded students who have become professors, nursery owners/managers, landscape designers, landscape architects and have taken jobs all over the world. We have been to their weddings, receive updates occasionally, and become honorary grandparents. We have awarded students of garden club members and students who have went into their family’s business. One of our winners went on to become a student and graduate of Oxford University. All are passionate about their chosen profession.

The Garden Club of Indiana, Inc. Scholarship Details:
Contact the Department Head of Purdue or Ball State for application information or the TGCI Scholarship Chairman.

TGCI Scholarship Details:
Annually Scholarships are available, in the amount of $1,000 each.
Because of clubs and members generous donations TGCI gives 15-20 scholarships a year on average.
One-year scholarships are available to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.
Equal opportunity shall be provided to all qualified applicants.
Sophomores may make application for their junior year.
Applicant must be attending school full-time.
Undergraduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 graded hours of classes.
Graduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 9 graded hours of classes.
Applicants are preferred to have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale).

Applicants for the scholarships may be majoring in one of the following fields of study:
Agriculture Education
Landscape Design
Wildlife Science
Plant Pathology/Science
City (Rural & Urban) Planning
Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology
Environmental Sciences
Land Management

If a club, member, or anyone donates a total of $1,000 this donation entitles them to name that scholarship. Scholarship Patron Pins and Gold Stars may be purchased, and the monies will become part of the Scholarship Fund donations. Honorariums and Memorials can be donated, and the name will be inscribed permanently in a Book of Honorarium or a Memorial to be placed for view at annual State Conventions. So many ways to donate and so many students rewarded for their efforts and shared interests. Forms are available on this site.

• Visit the National Garden Clubs, Inc. Scholarship Page for information concerning their $4,000 scholarship.


The Garden Club of Indiana, Inc. is pleased to participate in three youth contests sponsored by The National Garden Clubs, Inc.

  • Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster Contest: In partnership with the US Forest Service and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC), for more than 50 years, kids in first through fifth grades have used their the imagination to create posters to help convey Smokey Bear’s message of “Only YOU Can Prevent Wildfires!” and Woodsy Owl’s message of “Lend a Hand, Care for the Land!” For the 2021-2022 contest, youth will create posters of EITHER Smokey Bear or Woody Owl.  The grand prize winner, who along with his or her family receives airfare and accommodations for a trip to the Nation’s Capitol. Children who participate use drawings to demonstrate their knowledge about wildfire prevention and basic environmental conservation principles, such as reusing and recycling.  Deadline for submissions to the state is January 21st each year.


    • Youth Poetry Contest: Open to all K-9 students, the 2021-2022 theme is “Sing with the Songbirds – Exploring the Glory of Nature.” For contest details, and recognition, visit the NGC Youth Poetry site.  Deadline for submissions to the state is December 1st each year.  Check out our 2021 winners: Amelia S., Emma B., and Victoria C.


    • Youth Sculpture Contest: Open to all 4-8 grade students, this contest encourages students to keep our planet green and to get involved with saving the environment. Students create a sculpture of recyclable, reused, and reduced materials. The sculpture is limited in width to 81/2 inches by 11 inches. For contest details, and recognition, visit the NGC Youth Sculpture site. Deadline for submissions to the state is December 1st each year.
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