Purpose: To promote the study of tropical horticulture and landscape architecture. History: The Loy McCandless Marks Scholarship Fund was established by the Elizabeth L. Marks Trust. Mrs. Marks was a Garden Club of Honolulu member from 1948 until the time of her death in 1996. Her trust provided $50,000 “for the establishment of a scholarship fund, the income from which shall be awarded to well-qualified science majors specializing in tropical horticulture or landscape architecture to afford them the opportunity for one or two years of serious study at outstanding botanical institutions abroad." The scholarship was formerly known as the The Loy McCandless Marks Scholarship in Tropical Ornamental Horticulture and  The Loy McCandless Marks Scholarship in Tropical Horticulture.

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