2011-2013-TGC VP - Marion Badey, email@example.com
National Garden Clubs, Inc. has awarded the National Scholarships to two students from our Texas Garden Club, Inc.
Samantha M. Crowder- $3,500
Kevin Wade Evenson - $3,500
Congratulations! We are proud of your accomplishments.
Both students are from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Tx. and they are residents of Texas. TGC is so pleased that we are able to further their education in a field that this organization feels is so very important. Again, congratuations to both students.
Marion Bradey- Texas State Scholarship Chairman
Scholarship winners for Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. for 2011 Fall:
1st place - Landon Garrett Bell = Texas Tech University - winner of the Lucy Hendy Scholarship Fund
2nd place - Kevin Wade Everson = Texas Tech University - winner of Ina Brundrett Scholarship Fund
3rd place - Anna Boettcher = A&M University - winner of Francis Ellis Scholarship Fund
4th place - Katelyn Samples = Texas State University - winner of Nellie Day Trigg Scholarship Collective Fund
Congratuations to all our winners and may the applicants for the following semesters continue to apply to Texas Garden Clubs website, texasgardenclubs.org for applications.
Texas Garden Clubs, Inc., gives annual scholarships to Texas resident students who are college-level juniors or above. The applicant must have at least a 3.25 GPA and be majoring in a field of horticulture. The fields of horticulture included are floriculture, landscape design, horticulture, botany, biology, plant pathology, forestry, agronomy, environmental concerns, city floriculture planning, land management and other allied subjects. Remember!! The application deadline is October 1 for a scholarship given the following spring/winter semester.
Grants were set up in honor of the following: Nellie Day Trigg, Bess Buchanan, Florence H. Thomas, Mary Badham Kittel, Hazel Raske, Francis Ellis, and Ethel W. Spears. These Scholarships are given on a rotating basis in their respective names. These Scholarships continue to grow as the 544 member clubs give yearly to the Scholarship program thereby increasing the principle. The rise in interest rates has greatly improved the dollar amount of our Scholarships.
We are fortunate to have two permanently endowed Scholarships which can be given yearly. They are the Ina Brundrett Scholarship and the Lucy Hendy Memorial Scholarship.
Texas Garden Clubs, Inc
80th Fall Convention- Tyler, TX
2010 Scholarship Award Winners
Samantha Marie Crowder: Texas Tech University, she is pursuing a Masters in Landscape Architecture. Her hometown is Floresville and expects to graduate in May 2012. Plans are for her to work “in cooperation with an architectural firm in designing landscapes for public and residential areas. To possibly assist governmental agencies to find solutions to environmental concerns such as coastal erosion and wetland depletion.” Awarded $2,000.00 from the Ina Brundrett Fund.
Cristina Talcott: Texas Tech University, she is pursuing a Major in Landscape Architecture and a minor in Natural Resource Management. Her hometown is New Braunfels and expects to graduate in May 2011. Plans involve her acquiring her license as a landscape architect, “ focusing on land conservation and restoration along with rural landscaping.” She enjoys horses and hopes to include private ranches dealing with horses and other livestock in some of her projects. Awarded $2,000.00 from the Lucy & William Hendy Fund.
Shirley Jean Vasovski: Texas A&M University, she is pursuing a Major in Urban Horticulture and a minor in Communications. Her hometown is College Station and expects to graduate in December 2011. Plans are “to work with less fortunate either with a food bank supplemented with use of local produce, or with an educational program for youth.” Her interests include the effects of gardening on individual’s quality of life (and) in particular… in working with community programs in the Bryan/College Station area.” She has two grown children. Awarded $1,500.00 from the Frances Ellis Fund.
Vanessa Toro: Southwestern University(Georgetown), she is pursuing a Double Major: Environmental Studies and Biology, no minor. Her hometown is Katy and expects to graduate in May 2012. She plans “to obtain a career where I can work to incorporate community gardening in urban areas as a functional model of green space in city areas as well as a means of empowering the community to tackle a variety of societal issues including food insecurity, poor nutrition and agricultural impacts.” Currently she is a ‘Green Card’ student/visitor in the U.S. Awarded $1,000.00 from the Hazel Raska Fund.
Presented to the TGC membership by the Scholarship Committee this year.
Hardy C. Lewis, TGC VP- Scholarship