The Bedford Garden club offers two $1,000 scholarships to Bedford and Hanscom Air Force Base residents who are graduating this year from Bedford High School, shawsheen Valley Technical High School, other secondary school, home-schooled students or those completing their GED requirements. Scholarships will be awarded to students who will be attending a two or four year college, vocational or technical school and who intend to study fields such as agriculture, environmental science, botany, forestry, climatology, landscape design, city planning or conservation.
Applications for scholarships will be processed and reviewed under the auspices of CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars where applications are available.
Applications will be accepted between March 1 – March 20, 2020 and will be presented in May at the annual CSF Dollars for Scholars ceremony.
The 2019 recipients were Lucy Santiago and Janelle Deneau. Lucy, a 2019 graduate of Bedford High School, is attending Yale University with a double major in Environmental Science and Anthropology. She sees these two disciplines as key to preserving nature’s delicate and fragile balance.
Janelle, a junior at UMass-Amherst, is an Environmental Science major with an interest in species preservation and conservation, who just completed a summer internship at the New England Aquarium.
Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Scholarships
The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts (GCFM) – the statewide organization of garden clubs of which the Bedford Garden Club is a member — also offers 11 scholarships of $1,000 each. Two national scholarships of $2,000 each are also available through the National Garden Club; all students applying for the state scholarships will be considered for the national awards as well.
The GCFM and National Garden Club scholarship applications are due March 1st. The GCFM scholarships are available to students majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design or architecture, conservation, forestry, agronomy, city planning, environmental students, land management, botany, biology and allied subjects. Awards are available to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Applications, financial aid forms and additional information for the GCFM and National Garden Club scholarships are available on the GCFM website, https://www.gcfm.org/gcfm-scholarships