Montana Life Members Scholarship

$1,000Award Amount
1Number of Awards
5/1/2023Submission Deadline

The Montana Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., founded in 1937, is a nonprofit educational organization with statewide members and many individual Montana garden clubs across the state. The organization has an affiliation with the largest volunteer gardening organization globally, National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Every year, the organization awards one scholarship valued at $1,000 per recipient to students undertaking undergraduate study and planning to pursue a career in various horticulture-related fields at an accredited institution in the United States.

In addition, the scholarship program is intended to meet students’ educational expenses while getting higher education. The organization also operates a garden club with an open membership policy throughout the year that helps in providing much-needed education and experience to aspiring students.

Key Information of Montana Life Members Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Biological Conservation
  • Floriculture
  • Forest Sciences
  • Greenhouse Management
  • Horticulture

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study


Award Amount


Number of Awards


Montana Life Members Scholarship Timeline

January 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on January 15.

May 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on May 1.

May 2023

Awards Announcement Date

The winner is announced in May.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: College Sophomore
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: Montana
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Recommendation letters
  • Grade transcript
  • Essay

How to ace the Montana Life Members Scholarship


Maintain an outstanding academic record

You need to demonstrate outstanding intellect and top-notch academic excellence in your application. Achieving and maintaining a minimum cumulative weighted grade point average of 2.7 or higher out of a 4.0 scale should suffice if you intend to be considered.


Compose a letter of application

It is crucial that you compose a compelling and stand-out application letter that includes mentioning something unique in a short autobiography about your background and skills, highlighting your career plans by demonstratively articulating your short-term and long-term career goals.


Secure strong letters of recommendation

As early as possible, you should identify two potential recommenders and ask them if they would be willing and able to write a strong letter of reference on your behalf. You can source good recommendation letters from instructors who taught you at a fully accredited institution.


Mail in entry considerations

Endeavor to compensate for postal delivery delay times when sending your application by mail. It is also noteworthy that all application scripts should not be wordy but concise, typed, and double-spaced before being placed in a binder that leaves no room for loose items before submission.

How the Montana Life Members Scholarship is Judged

Eligible applicants are assessed based on the merit of the recommendation letter’s quality, letter of application quality, completeness of application package, commitment to a long-term career in horticulture-related fields, and academic excellence.

Why We Love the Montana Life Members Scholarship


Straightforward application process

To apply, send all scholarship materials, including college transcript, letters of reference, and letter of application by mail in the appropriate format to Patricia Schlaeger, Life Members Chairman 388 Wilson Butte Rd. Great Falls, MT 59405-8404.


No financial need proof required

Be assured that you are not required to show financial need proof, purchase or pay any application fee to commence, complete and win the scholarship.


Multiple scholarship options in a year

The organization awards multiple scholarship options yearly, allowing successful candidates, who receive one award, to apply and get a chance to win many other Montana Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. scholarships.

5 Facts About Montana Life Members Scholarship


Restricted to U.S applicants only

To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident residing in Montana.


Education classification level

You must be enrolled in a Montana state school and have completed the required credits to be considered a sophomore and must not have CCOA resources (Complete cost of attendance).


Include base information in your application

Submitted applications for the scholarship must indicate the applicant's personal information details, such as legal name, address, telephone, and e-mail address.

{Restricted to specific career fields


Restricted to specific career fields

The scholarship applies to only candidates majoring in and planning a career in biological conservation, horticulture, forest Sciences/forestry, floriculture, and greenhouse management.


Presentation of award

The scholarship recipient will be presented with the award at the Life Members’ Banquet during the hosting of the federation state convention in June.

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