-To provide research and educational opportunities for those working to conserve our natural world.
GSVGC is one of the few clubs within The Garden Club of America who has annually sponsored a student through the GCA's Scholarship Program.
GCA Environmental Scholarship Recipients 1999-
1999 - Eden Luz, Agriculture Project in the Peruvian Andes. New College
2000 - Christine Hancock, Analyzed DNA of endangered Sierra Nevada Big Horn Sheep. Swarthmore College
2002 - Julian Dautremont-Smith, Produced guidelines for college level greenhouse emissions Inventories. Lewis and Clark College
2003 - Alexander Miller, Determined methods for collecting invertebrates living on fleshy algae. Virginia Technical University
2004 - Sarah Keller, Studies life in the Colorado Aspen woodland: birds, trees, and fungus. University of Montana
2005 - Katy Diana, Established a community organic garden at Ursinus College. Ursinus College
2006 - Brail Santilly Stephens, Studied wave attenuation and sediment transport through estuarine sea grass beds. University of West Florida
2007 - Marshall Morales, studied the permaculture movement in Oregon and Washington. Swarthmore College.
2008 - Andrew Lala, studied sustainable design practices and principles in Germany. University of Maryland.
2009 - Taher Fatakdawala, Studied clean alternative energy by harnessing photosynthetic capabilities of micro algae. Rutgers University.
2010 - Caitlin Campbell - Created programs for children at Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Moravian College.
2011 - Caitlin Campbell - Environment education intern at Glacier National Park, Montana. Moravian College.