NCYGS 2024 Scholarships Available

Application deadline is April 12, 2024

The American Horticultural Society is pleased to offer scholarships to help defray the cost to attend the 2024 National Children & Youth Garden Symposium, taking place on Chicago’s North Shore from July 8-11. Scholarships will be awarded based on demonstrated financial need, commitment to children’s and youth gardening initiatives, and work with underserved and/or Title I populations.

There are two scholarship categories. There is only one application form; on this form, please indicate the categories for which you wish to be considered. You may select one or two categories. Please read the scholarship descriptions before applying.




The window to apply for both types of scholarships is now open. The deadline to apply is April 12, 2024.

CATEGORY ONE:Ball Horticultural logo Ball Horticultural Scholarship Fund – open to those who self-identify as Black, Indigenous and/or as a Person of Color

Thanks to generous support from Ball Horticultural Company, a limited number of scholarships are available to cover full symposium registration, 3 nights’ stay at the designated symposium hotel, and up to $300 in travel expenses. These scholarships are open to attendees that self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or as a Person of Color.

CATEGORY TWO:National Children & Youth Garden Symposium Scholarships – open to all symposium attendees 

A limited number of scholarships for discounted or complimentary registrations (no travel expenses covered) are available. Preference is given to those who have not attended a previous symposium.