We believe that providing support to help further the education of our youth is a contribution and investment we can make in the future of our natural environment. To that end, each year the Haddam Garden Club offers a $500 scholarship to a graduating student from Haddam who is pursuing a degree in environmental, horticultural, conservation or landscape science. The scholarship is a gift to be put toward educational expenses and does not need to be matched or repaid. The student must reside in Haddam, but can be attending any high school, public or private. The deadline for submitting an application is typically April 1st, however, given the pandemic this past year (2020) we are extending deadline to April 15, 2021.
Periodically, we award scholarships to Haddam Garden Club members for continuing thier education in the natural sciences, such as entering the Master Gardener Program sponsored by the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension Service.
2014 Hannah Casey, Haddam-Killingworth H.S.
UConn - Environmental Studies
2014 Lilly Umba, Haddam-Killingworth H.S.
Middlesex Community College, then Unity College
2015 Patrick Fitsgibbons, Haddam-Killingworth H.S.
Univ. of New Hampshire - Environmental Sciences
2016 Katrina Little, Haddam-Killingworth H.S.
Univ. of St. Joseph
2017 Hannah Casey, UConn Master's Program
UConn Graduate School -
Public Policy in Environmental Science
2018 Rebecca Durinick, Mercy H.S.
Unity College - Conservation Law
2018 Jackson Parmentier, Haddam-Killingworth H.S.
Sawyer College - Biology & Environmental Science
2018 Teri Twigg & Pat Gill, HGC Members,
UConn Master Gardener Program
2019 Zachary Marciniec, Haddam-Killingworth H.S.
University of Vermont - Forestry
2020 Ashley DesRoberts, Mercy H.S.
Boston University - Environmental Policy and Analysis.
HGC 2020 Scholarship award recipient Ashley DesRoberts graduated from Mercy High School and will attend Boston University in the fall studying Environmental Policy and Analysis.
2019 Scholarship recipient Zachary Marciniec attends the University of Vermont studying Forestry.
Scholarship chair Debbie Karpf presents two-time HGC scholarship recipient Hannah Casey with her scholarship award.