Scholarships + Grants

The Conway School’s Board of Trustees have approved a limited number of need-based grants for the 2014-2015 academic year. Please contact David Nordstrom ( for details.

Conway also offers the Sustainable Communities Initiative Fellowship for 2014-2015. The SCI Fellowship is available to “any student dedicated to a career in urban landscape planning and design, with special concern for sustainability, human ecology, and community.”

In addition to offering its own forms of aid, Conway  gladly assists students who are applying for other sources of scholarship funding. A list of potential scholarship resources is below.

A Conway Student

U.S. Government Grants
Source of information about federal, state, and municipal grants.

Scholarship Options

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

Annual awards of approximately $2 million have helped area students pay for college. The application season is January 1 through March 31.

Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts

Applicants must have maintained a legal residence in Massachusetts for at least one year, have a minimum “B” average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale), have good character, and have financial need. There are eleven (11) scholarships available. Only one application is required per student. It should be noted that the Ruth Cleveland Scholarship is available to graduate or undergraduate students pursuing the study of the arts and/or sciences and that three of the scholarships require that the student attend the University of Massachusetts. The GCFM Scholarship Committee determines a student’s eligibility based on a completed application package.

National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Awards available up to $3,500.

Nauset Garden Club
Each year the Club awards two scholarships to permanent residents of Cape Cod or the Islands. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of college, or a graduate program. Their major must be in landscape design, horticulture, environmental, marine or related sciences. Students are selected based on both merit and need.

Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program
The goal of the Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program is to support highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies are directed toward improving environmental quality and who demonstrate the potential for leadership in their field.

EPA STAR Program
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, offers Graduate Fellowships for masters and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study.

Air & Waste Management Association
Individuals must be full-time graduate students pursuing courses of study and research leading to careers in air quality, waste management, environmental management/policy/law, and/or sustainability.

AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts)
Worldstudio Foundation, in conjunction with AIGA, the professional association for design, provides scholarships to minority and economi­cally disadvantaged students who are studying design and arts disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. (Supported fields of study change from year to year.)
This site is dedicated to providing career and self-development information to all minorities, specifically African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and women.

DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security provides stipend, tuition, and fees for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines with an interest, major, or concentration directly related to one of the homeland security research areas. Full tuition plus monthly stipend. (Conway students have completed a sustainable landscape management plan for a U.S. military base.)

Accredited Schools Online

Making College Affordable for Minority Students: College Scholarships, Grants and Financial Aid for Minority Students. This resource provides information about opportunities for African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans, Native Americans, LGBT students, and females.

Search Tools

The College Grants Database

FinAid (part of

The Foundation Center’s Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Provides online access to accurate, up-to-date information on foundations that fund scholarships, fellowships, loans, and internships. Available as a paid subscription or for free at various public libraries across the U.S.