Fellowships

The GCV 2015 Research Fellowships

Rudy J. Favretti Fellowship: Berkeley Plantation, Charles City, VA

Rudy J. Favretti Fellowship
Berkeley Plantation
Charles City, VA    Learn more

William D. Rieley Fellowship: Westover Plantation, Charles City, VA

William D. Rieley Fellowship
Westover Plantation
Charles City, VA    Learn more

In a continuing effort to build a comprehensive record of historic gardens in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Garden Club of Virginia (GCV) offers fellowship programs for graduate students working towards a MLA or equivalent program. Fellows, under the supervision of professional landscape architect, William D. Rieley of Rieley and Associates in Charlottesville, Virginia, will create a final report with measured drawings and a written history of their assigned property. GCV Fellows receive a $8,000 stipend for their work as well as compensation for project related living and travel expenses.

The GCV Fellowships Have a Three-Fold Purpose:

1. To document, through measured drawings and a written report, historic gardens and landscapes within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

2. To add these drawings and reports to a comprehensive record of Virginia's important historic gardens and landscapes, along with documentation already preserved by the Garden Club of Virginia of its many public garden restorations.

3. To offer qualified students the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience, under the direction of a professional landscape architect, in the important field of historic landscape preservation.