The Quiet Corner Garden Club has a long history of providing scholarships to students interested in agriculture/horticulture-related fields of study. From the 1980s through today, QCGC continues to encourage students to provide assistance through its scholarship program. QCGC also encourages its members to become CT Master Gardeners and bring back their knowledge to our Quiet Corner.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

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The Quiet Corner Garden Club gives annual horticultural-related scholarships to students residing n the Quiet Corner who are majoring in agriculture/horticulture-related studies, including: Agronomy, Botany, Conservation, Environmental Studies, Floriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Land Management, Landscape Design, Plant Pathology, or allied subjects.  Current scholarships being awarded in 2019 are to go to:

DOWNLOADS for 2019 (as PDF files): SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION that you can print out and mail in:

 

2019 Quiet Corner Garden Club’s Scholarship for HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR

The 2019 Quiet Corner Garden Club $500 Scholarship will be awarded to a high school student who lives in the Quiet Corner, has been accepted to a college majoring in an agriculture/horticulture-related field of study. This scholarship will be awarded based on a combination of academic achievement, leadership qualities, community service, letter of recommendation and the student’s essay.

Applications and instructions are available at high school guidance offices, local libraries, or
via this website, or by email:qcgardenclub@gmail.com with questions or concerns. Be sure to put Scholarship Application in the subject of any email.

In addition to the completed application, the applicant should provide:

The application deadline is April 15, 2019. Only applications received on or before that deadline are considered. Applications will not be returned. Contact qcgardenclub@gmail.com regarding the 2019 Scholarship Award.

Please mail the completed application and required attachments to:

Quiet Corner Garden Club, c/o Scholarship Application, P.O. Box 1004, Woodstock, CT 06281.

By mid-May, 2019, applicants will be notified whether or not they have been chosen.

Some Past Quiet Corner Garden Club High School Scholarship Winners

2018

Anastasia Salisbury

2007

Jacob Duncan

2017

Elizabeth Antonelli

2006

Amanda Hill

2014

Brittany LeFeur & Brendon McMerriman

2005

Darcy O’Brien

2011

Katlyn Herrick

2004

Jennifer Selig

2010

Hanna McMerriman & Jacqueline Kulig

2003

David Pechie

2009

Calvin Underwood

2002

Stephanie Johnson

2008

Meghan Kelly & Mark Sheldon, Jr.

2000

Stephanie Smith

 


2019 Quiet Corner Garden Club’s Scholarship for COLLEGE STUDENT

The 2019 Quiet Corner Garden Club $1000 College Scholarship will be awarded to a college junior or senior student who lives in the Quiet Corner, has been attending a college majoring in an agriculture/horticulture-related field of study.              

This scholarship will be awarded based on a combination of academic achievement, leadership qualities, community service, letter of recommendation and the student’s essay.

Applications are available at the Ratcliffe-Hicks School of Agriculture Admissions Office or UConn School of Agriculture or via this website or by email:qcgardenclub@gmail.com with questions or concerns. Be sure to put Scholarship Application in the subject of any email.

In addition to the completed application, the applicant should provide:

The application deadline is April 30, 2019. Only applications received on or before that deadline are considered. Applications will not be returned. Please contact qcgardenclub@gmail.com regarding the 2019 Scholarship Award.

Please mail the completed application and required attachments to: Quiet Corner Garden Club, c/o Scholarship Application, P.O. Box 1004, Woodstock, CT 06281.

By mid-May, 2019, applicants will be notified whether or not they have been chosen.


2019 Quiet Corner Garden Club’s Scholarship for a CT MASTER GARDENER CERTIFICATE

Any current, active member of the QCGC who would like to enroll in the CT Master Gardener program is eligible to apply for a scholarship towards Master Gardener certification.

Registration for a CT Master Gardener program takes place in the fall.  Interested applicants may look at the UConn Extension Master Gardener website for more information. 

Certification

To become a Certified Master Gardener you must complete a 16-week course that meets once a week from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, starting in January and running through April.

Students enrolled in this program receive training in botany, plant pathology, soils, entomology, pesticide safety, integrated pest management (IPM), woody ornamentals, herbaceous ornamentals, vegetables, tree and small fruits, turf grass, invasive plants, weeds, water quality, environmental factors affecting plant growth, and diagnostic techniques for the home gardener.

Following formal classroom instruction the Master Gardener student completes a 60-hour internship program. Thirty hours are dedicated to hands-on training in the extension offices where students are supervised in researching and determining the answers to a broad range of horticultural questions, including insect and plant identification, diagnosing plant diseases and providing sound horticultural recommendations. Students devote the remaining thirty hours to organized community outreach projects. Internships include plant clinics, educational displays at local, county fairs and farmers’ markets, presenting educational lectures, and working in demonstration gardens.

Upon completion of the program you will receive a certificate and name badge designating you as a University of Connecticut certified Master Gardener.

UConn Master Gardeners are registered volunteers with the University of Connecticut Extension. As such they are covered by the university’s liability insurance. In all volunteer work related to the program, Master Gardeners must follow the recommendations of the University of Connecticut  Extension.

 

This Scholarship can only be used towards the $450 fee for a Master Gardener Certificate. The awardee accepts the full commitment to achieve the certificate and pledges continued active membership in QCGC for a minimum of three (3) years, offering service on the Civic Projects Committee and Plant & Flower Sale.

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