New Mexico Garden Clubs, Inc.

Land of Enchantment 
How can I Help?

  • Donate to the Scholarship Fund
  • Purchase a NMGC Life Membership
  • Purchase a NMGC Membership Pin

NMGC Life Membership comes with a commemorative Life Membership Pin. You do not have to have to be an officer in a club or a longtime member to be able to purchase a Life Membership. You can purchase a Life Membership for anyone at any time!

For example: Presenting a Life Membership to a speaker is gesture that would have special meaning. The cost of a Life Membership is $40.00.

Book of Memory donations are donations made in someone's name, for a certain purpose.

For example: A $25.00 donation was made for Sue Smith, for her 60th birthday, from her grandchildren. The honoree is sent a card of acknowledgment.

The NMGC Member Pin is a great way to say "thank you" to any garden club member, new or old. The cost of the NMGC Member Pin is $20.00.
Contact NMGC Scholarship Chairman, Laurie Hixson, if you wish to help the NMGC Scholarship Program. Contact information is available on the by logging into Members Only.

Scholarship Program

About the Program

New Mexico Garden Clubs, Inc., awards an annual scholarship of $2,500 to a New Mexico resident scholar starting their junior year. Sophomore undergraduates may apply for their junior year.

The purpose of this scholarship program is to reward New Mexico Scholars who demonstrate a passion for horticultre, environment, or related studies and desire to further his/her education to positively impace our state.

Elgibility Criteria

  • Must be a fulltime undergraduate or graduate student attending a university/college in New Mexico
    • 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

  • Must be majoring in one of the following disciplines:
    • Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology
    • Horticulture
    • Environmental Concerns (Management:Environmental, HorticultureResource/Environmental Behavior)
    • Environmental Conservation (Engineering, Law, etc.)
    • Land Management and/or other related or allied subjects
    • Agriculture Education
    • Floriculture
    • Landscape Design
    • Botany, Biology
    • Plant Pathology/Science
    • Forestry
    • Agronomy
    • City (Rural & Urban) Planning

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher

Selection Procedure

Applications will be reviewed and one recipient will be selected by the NMGC Scholarship Committee, no later than March 1st. The recipient will be selected based on his/her eligibility, academic accomplishments, and demonstrated financial need, in that order. The recipient will be notified by phone/email and announced on the NMGC website. Payment will be disbursed directly to the academic institution’s financial aid office.

How to Apply

  • Click here to download the computer-fillable application form.
  • Students must submit their completed scholarship application along with 3 signed and sealed letters of recommendation and an official copy of their transcript no later than February 1st.
    (NOTE: mailed applications must be postmarked by January 31st.)
  • Applications can be returned by email or mail. Use the mailing address or email address supplied on the application form.