Scholarship Recipients

Ashley Roscoe, Arlington Heights, IL -- $2,000 Scholarship for 2019/20

This is the third year Ashley has received an Arlington Heights Garden Club scholarship.  This year she received the $2,000 Marolyn Bina Memorial Scholarship.  Ashley graduated from Hersey High School with a 3.7/4.0 GPA.  She is attending the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater majoring in Biology.  Her goal is to become a Fish and Wildlife officer.

Ashley developed a real interest in nature and camping while growing up.  She developed this interest throughout her high school years by being actively involved in service oriented programs, an intern at Brookfield Zoo, and a member of the Prospect Heights Police Department Peer Jury Program, all while working two jobs through high school.  She has also been a leader in the DECA Business Club, the Fishing Club, a Service over Self leader, and a Veteran's Initiative Student Leader.

Matthew Hoffman, Arlington Heights, IL -- $2,000 Scholarship for 2017/18

This is the third year Matthew has received an Arlington Heights Garden Club scholarship. Matthew graduated from Wheeling High School where he earned a 5.47/5.0 GPA.  He is majoring in Biological & Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M.

Matthew developed an early interest in gardening which led him to having his own vegetable garden.  His gardening interest developed into a curiosity in chemistry during the 8th grade to the point he entered into a chemistry competition.  After his junior year he enrolled in a biotechnology summer program at the University of Chicago which really ignited his academic interest in this area.  During his senior year he enrolled in a science research program at the Chicago Botanic Gardens where he originated an outstanding project on the potential bioenergy crop of purple moor grass as an energy source.  He received a gold medal for his project.

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Scholarship Awards

One or more outstanding students pursuing study in qualified fields of interest have been awarded academic scholarships each year since 2003.  To date, 26 scholarships have been awarded.  Scholarship applications can be submitted each year as long as a student has a record of continuing achievement.

Personal Development Awards

The Personal Development Award was created in 2012 to encourage club members to attend gardening themed classes.

2012

 

Jennifer Richardson

2017

 

Bev Krams

2017

 

Peter Landwehr 

2017

 

Brenda Cartardi

Scholarship Awards

One or more outstanding students pursuing study in qualified fields of interest have been awarded academic scholarships each year since 2003.  To date, 24 scholarships have been awarded.  Scholarship applications can be submitted each year as long as a student has a record of continuing achievement.

 

 2003

 

 

Shannon McGrath

2004

 

 

 Shannon McGrath

 2004

 

 

Brian Nitz

2004

 

 

David Baer

2005

 

 

David Baer

2005

 

 

Molly Walters

 

2005

 

 

Brian Nitz

 

2006

 

 

Brian Nitz

 

2006

 

 

Molly Walters

 

2006

 

 

Rebecca Ressl

 

2007

 

 

Brian Nitz

 

2007

 

 

Rebecca Ressl

 

2007

 

 

Sarah Buzogany

 

2008

 

 

Rebecca Ressl

 

2008

 

 

Sarah Buzogany

 

2009

 

 

Jennifer Czaja

 

2009

 

 

Matthew Bizjack

 

2010

 

 

Colleen Henegan

 

2010

 

 

Matt Pomilia

 

2012

 

 

Kelly Kowal

 

2013

 

 

Kelly Kowal

 

2014

 

 

Kelly Kowal

 

 2015

 

 

Kelly Kowal

 

 2016

 

 

Alena Neuswanger

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