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
FOR THE 2023 – 2024 ACADEMIC YEAR
2022 Scholarship Award
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
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
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."
For additional scholarship information please call Elizabeth Tongue at 413-627-5503 between the hours of 7 am-9 pm