DIY Gardening’s 2022/23 mental Health Scholarship Program

Despite huge leaps forward in our understanding of the human mind and significant resources being spent on healthcare, rates of suicide, depression, anxiety and substance abuse are on the rise in the US and the UK.

In the United States, suicide is the third highest cause of death for 15-24 year-olds1.

In the UK, suicide rates for females under 24 have grown at their fastest pace since records began in 19812.

Gardening and Mental Health

Several in-depth studies have revealed that gardening, tending to plants and being outdoors can significantly improve one’s mental health.

1) Gardening as a mental health intervention

2) Gardening for health; A regular dose of gardening

Scholarship Art Submission

Rather than writing a traditional essay, we would like for students to submit an original piece of artwork that shows how gardening can improve mental health.

This can be, but isn’t limited to:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Video
  • Special effects/graphics
  • Photo
  • Poem

Scholarship Information

Reward: One student will be awarded $1,000/£850; (nonrenewable) to be paid directly to their college or university for transfer to them.

Deadline: The scholarship application deadline is May 15, 2023. The awarded student will be contacted by us in early June 2023.

Eligibility: This scholarship is open to students from the US and UK only who are or will be in a college or university as of Spring 2023.

Students Should Be:

High school or college students.
Currently have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

To Apply

Please contact Hannah Miller at with answers to the following questions:

  • Name (first and last)
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • Birth date
  • Current school, college or university
  • School, college or university in Spring 2023
  • How you heard about scholarship

You will be contacted with more details about the scholarship.

Privacy Policy

We take privacy very seriously, and the personal details of the applicants will be stored securely and for only as long as required to administer the scholarship.

Names, email addresses and phone numbers of the applicants will not be sold or used for marketing purposes.

The winner’s full name and the name of their university/college will be published on along with a copy of their submission.

The winner’s details may also be shared across social networks and the media.

About DIY Gardening

DIY Gardening is a popular gardening website focusing on:

  • Natural methods
  • Alternatives to chemicals
  • Ways to encourage people and especially children to get started with gardening
  • Accessibility for all
  • Benefits of gardening and nature in general

For more details about our 2022/23 scholarship, please email Hannah Miller at