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Scott Medal and Award

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photo of the Scott MedalIn 1929, Margaret Scott Moon and Owen Moon, Jr. gave to Swarthmore College a special fund to establish a Medal, with a cash award in honor of Arthur Hoyt Scott, Swarthmore Class of 1895. The Scott Medal and Award are designed to be given annually to an individual, organization or corporate body who, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, has made an outstanding national contribution to the science and the art of gardening. As specified with the original gift, the purpose of the award is "to promote a greater love of nature, make the nation more conscious of the beauty of the outdoors, develop a greater knowledge and love of plants and flowers, spread the gospel of better planting and designing, and arouse a wider interest in better planting and more beautiful gardens among all citizens." In 2012, the cash reward was $13,000, the equivalent in value to the original cash award of $1,000 in 1930.

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