The Springfield Garden Club has awarded a continuing scholarship of $1000 to Ben Bolaski of Springfield, who is a sophomore attending Plymouth State University in New Hampshire and is enrolled in Environmental Studies.
He also received scholarship help from the Springfield Garden Club (SGC) during his Freshman year.
The SGC offers scholarship help to area students who are studying in the fields of horticulture, landscape design, forestry, natural resources, conservation and environmental studies.
Through the wonderful community support of their successful fundraising event, the Festival of Trees, held last November at the Fullerton Inn in Chester, where it will be held again next November, the club has doubled its commitment to their scholarship fund for next year.
Students from the wider Springfield area are encouraged to apply. The scholarship has always been available to area youth, mainly from the schools served by the River Valley Technical Center located in Springfield. All students from the greater Springfield area, not just technical school students, are eligible to apply.
Graduating High School Seniors, or students who are already enrolled in college or a technical college for any of the courses of study listed above may contact Marita Johnson, the SGC Scholarship Committee Chairperson, for more information at 479 Randall Hill Rd Springfield, VT 05156, or at 885-3094.