Attendees at the National Children & Youth Garden Symposium in Wisconsin in 2019.

Application deadline is April 29, 2022

The American Horticultural Society is pleased to offer scholarships to help defray the cost to attend the 2022 National Children & Youth Garden Symposium, taking place at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia July 13-15. Read on for more details. 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.

Select between two scholarship categories below.


The window to apply for both types of scholarships is now open. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 29, 2022.

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

New this year, thanks to generous support from Ball Horticultural Company, five (5) 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.

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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.