An all-female group of scholars demonstrates brains and passion for horticulture!
Connecticut Horticulture Society Scholarship
Megan Barrios, a Torrington resident, is currently working on her Horticulture degree. She will be moving on to her second year at Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC). Megan is passionate about horticulture because of its versatility. She enjoys incorporating her hobbies, music and cooking, into horticulture because she would like to spread information to her community.
Scholarship in member of David J.A. Smith
Lillian is in her sophomore year at the University of Connecticut (UConn). She has been recognized with several scholarships from Wamogo FFA and Wamogo High School and continues to maintain personal high standards with a cumulative grade point average of 3.9. Her work experience from Brierwood Nurseries Inc. and White Flower Farm in Morris, as well as her internship at Bellamy-Ferriday House and Gardens in Bethlehem, has provided a good foundation in the field of horticulture. Lillian feels that she is exactly on track with her educational goal of graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Plant and Soil Systems (Horticulture). Lillian also has an interest in Plant Science graduate programs as she loves learning about the science behind plant growth, the health of soil system, and how it all works in the environment.
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Scholarship in memory of Ludwig Hoffman
Madeleine is in her senior year at UConn and is majoring in Sustainable Plant and Soil Science (Horticulture). She is responsible for the cost of her education and therefore works throughout the year and commutes two hours per day to UConn to help mitigate the costs of her education. Prior to attending UConn, she attended Middlesex Community College. Madeleine has been recognized with several scholarships and awards from both colleges and she maintains a 3.7 grade point average. Madeleine is a current member of the UConn Horticulture Club and has gained valuable work and field experience while working at Agway and the Dumas Christmas Tree Farm. Her ultimate goal is to achieve a doctoral degree in the field of plant science with the hopes of pursuing a career in research, paired with the management of her family’s Christmas tree farm.
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Julia Evangelista (repeat recipient)
Scholarship in memory of Edwin (Pat) Carpenter
Julia is a junior majoring in Sustainable Plant and Soil Science (Horticulture) at UConn. She is a stellar student with a cumulative grade point average of 3.9. Julia volunteers at the Spring Valley Student Farm that provides food for the dining halls at UConn. She is a member of EcoHusky and EcoHouse promoting waste reduction and recycling techniques at Green Game Day, and Gay City State Park. Julia wants to use her degree and experience to make the world a greener, brighter place and advance in a horticultural sense.
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Connecticut Horticultural Society Richard Jaynes Scholarship
Jacklyn is going into her second year as a horticulture major at NVCC. She is interested in many facets of horticulture including floral design, sustainable living and farming, and propagation. She also enjoys training horses, gardening, antiquing, singing and exploring all New England has to offer. She aspires to be a student of life, to never stop learning, and to enjoy every day.
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