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The Mary Clinton Scholarship Award

For Students and Adults
$2,000 Grant

Next applications available spring 2018

Adults: If you're taking classes, such as Master Gardener classes, you're eligible to apply.

The RGC is proud to continue its tradition of awarding the Mary Clinton Scholarship, dedicated to Mary Clinton's years of service and devotion to the town of Redding.

The scholarship program awards up to $2,000 to one or more applicants who are legal residents of the town of Redding, Connecticut, and who are beginning or continuing their studies in the field of agriculture, horticulture, environmental studies, forestry, landscape or floral design, conservation or related areas.

Applicants must be high school seniors, current college students or adult learners about to major, or else majoring, in one of the aforementioned fields, or else participating in an adult learning program such as the Master Gardener Program or other gardening or landscaping certification program.

Submission Guidelines:

To be considered, applicants must:

-- Complete the application.*
-- Write a short essay that explains how you became interested in your chosen field of study and that outlines your career plans.
-- Provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or employer.

The completed application, essay and letter should be submitted to:

Nita Alarcon
15 Granite Ridge Road
West Redding, CT 06896

*Applications are available at JBHS, The Mark Twain Library, Redding Town Hall and by clicking here.

Examples of ways the Award has been used:
College courses
Advanced degrees
Master Gardener Program
New York Botanical Gardens classes

Mary Clinton Redding Garden Club ScholarshipWho was Mary Clinton?

Mary Clinton was a charter member of the Redding Garden Club who was always willing to share her vast knowledge of horticulture and floral design with people of all ages. Read more about Mary's story by clicking here.

 


 


Meet 2017 Scholarship Winners: Austin Lewis Houser and Amanda Duffy

Redding Connecticut Garden Club scholarship Amanda Duffy
Scholarship Chair Nita Alarcon (l) with Scholarship winner Amanda Duffy

The Redding Garden Club is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Mary Clinton Scholarship Award. 

Austin Lewis Houser, a senior at Joel Barlow High School, will be attending Santa Barbara City College in the fall.  Austin’s passion for the ocean and the human impact on marine life has guided his decision to pursue a degree in Marine Biology and Environmental Studies.

Amanda Duffy, who is currently attending The University of Vermont, is majoring in Environmental Studies and is hoping to use her knowledge and passion in the creation of more urban agriculture and community gardens with a particular focus on elementary youth. Congratulations!


 

Meet Our 2016 Scholarship Winner, Robert Hermenze



Meet Our 2015 Scholarship Winner, Anthea Taeuber

The Redding Garden Club is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 Mary Clinton Scholarship Award. This year’s award has gone to a Joel Barlow High School senior, Anthea Taeuber, who represents the spirit and the mission of The Redding Garden Club.

Anthea, who has a lifelong passion for our environment, will be attending Occidental College in Los Angeles, California in the fall to study Environmental Science. Anthea has been active in both town and school activities focused on protecting our environment. She serves as the Student Representative on the Redding Earth Day Committee and founded the Envio-tation Club at Joel Barlow to help students be more environmentally and self-aware.

The scholarship award was presented to Anthea on June 4, 2015 at The Joel Barlow Awards Ceremony.


Meet Our 2014 Scholarship Winners

Jamie Curtis, who will be attending the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the fall, is part of a student team at the Gilbert and Bennett wire mill site investigating the potential of water resources with particular focus on hydroponic farming.
Sarah Pardee, who has a lifelong passion for nature, will be attending The University of Vermont in the fall to study Environmental Science. She hopes to pursue a career in conservation and has a particular interest in endangered species.

The scholarship awards were presented to Jamie and Sarah on June 5, 2014 at The Joel Barlow Awards Ceremony.


Click Here to Meet Our 2012 Scholarship Winner


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