Scholarship

Our scholarship continues the Springfield Garden Club’s long commitment to the development of future leaders in horticulture and related fields by awarding an annual scholarship to Hampden County, Massachusetts undergraduate, graduate students, and graduating high school seniors who are working toward a major in a plant sciences or environmental studies program. Since 1990 the Club has raised money from plant sales, holiday bazaars, and other special events to award more than $78,000 in scholarships to more than 47 Hampden County, Massachusetts students.

INFORMATION TO FOLLOW

$2,000 SCHOLARSHIP

FOR THE 2023 – 2024 ACADEMIC YEAR

2022 Scholarship Award

Congratulations!!

Seth Longey

A senior at West Springfield High School, Seth has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. With a stellar academic record, he has been accepted to the forestry program at the University of Idaho. His goal is " to pursue a hands-on career in environmental sciences, with a major in forestry, researching better and more efficient ways of using our natural resources and maintaining/managing our forests."

2022 Special Scholarship Award

Aaron Richmond-Crosset

of Springfield, was awarded a scholarship in 2021 and, based on his impressive achievements at Clarke University, has again has been selected to receive a special $1,000 scholarship for the 2022 school year.

Past Scholarship Recipients

Taylor Ditmar

from Longmeadow, MA was awarded scholarships in 2020 and 2021. She is pursuing a degree in environmental sciences at Smith College.

News From Our Scholars

We are so proud of our 2021 and 2022 scholarship recipient, Aaron Richmond-Crosset! These photos are of his artwork. Read his detailed description of this project below.

"The aim of this project was to cast a part of your body and create a piece of art around that body part. The interesting part of this certain project was that because we cast our own bodies this piece of art would inherently be a self-portrait. I decided to cast my hands and forearms. The hand and forearms were made of plaster. I used live pieces from the arboretum and created a scene where the natural pieces were taking over and absorbing the solid man-made figure of my hand. This piece of art, as with many pieces of art can be interpreted in several ways. One way you can look at it is life and death or earth and the underworld. Some have seen it as the hands being a tree with its roots. I see mother nature talking over and always being present. She is slow but strong. All of the ways in interpreting and viewing the piece are up to the viewers. These are just suggestions."

Springfield Garden Club scholarship helps propel student's ambition to improve the environment


GUIDELINES FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY

I. The candidate plans to major in and will be enrolled in a full-time plant sciences or environmental studies program environmental studies program which includes horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, land management and allied subject areas.

2. The candidate must be a resident of Hampden County.

3. Candidates must have adequate academic standing.

4. Financial need is one of the criteria used to determine eligibility.

5. Scholarship applications are to be complete and must be received by TBA for consideration.

6. Scholarship applications are to be reviewed by all members of the Scholarship Committee.

7. High school seniors, undergraduate and graduate college students are eligible for consideration.

8. Notification of the recipient's award will be sent directly to the applicant's school and high school if applicable.

9. Upon receipt of the recipient’ s Student Identification Number, the award will be divided in two amounts with the first half being sent by August 1st. The second half will be sent by the treasurer after the committee has received the recipient's first semester grades, and verification that the recipient is enrolled as a full-time student.

10. The scholarship recipient and his/her parents are invited to the Springfield Garden Club's Annual Meeting and Luncheon.


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For additional scholarship information please call Elizabeth Tongue at 413-627-5503 between the hours of 7 am-9 pm

or email Jane Glushik at www.SGCscholarship@gmail.com