. . . a resident of Dennis, is graduating from Pope John Paul II High School. She will attend Villanova University in the fall majoring in Chemical Engineering. Ashleigh has maintained outstanding grades all through high school. At college she wants to work using the scientific method for the betterment of the environment and humanity. She wants to help solve the problem with the algal blooms in Barnstable County due a nitrate imbalance that is causing an environmental disaster for both swimming and fishing. One of her mentors says Ashleigh is a confident, outgoing and witty young person with a great future ahead. Ashleigh is member of the National Honor Society, and Captain of both the basketball and softball teams.
2021 Scholarship Recipients
Teacher Mini Grant
In 2019 the first Teacher Mini-Grant was given to Anita Sinclair, a Kindergarten/Grade 1 teacher at Barnstable West Barnstable Elementary School. Anita purchased the book, “Miss Rumphius” by Barbara Cooney for each of her 20 students. It is the story of a fictional character, Miss Rumphius, who wanted to make the world more beautiful, and found it in planting wildflower seeds everywhere. Mrs. Sinclair has planted wildflower seeds in an area of the school and had enough packets of seeds to share with other classes, who also planted wildflowers around the schoolyard.
Scholarship & Toolships
The Garden Club of Hyannis offers scholarships in the spring of each year to area high school graduates and college students pursuing degrees in horticulture, agriculture, environmental studies or related fields. Toolships are awarded to those pursuing careers in landscaping or related fields upon graduation from high school. The amount allotted for yearly scholarships and/or toolships is dependent on the annual fundraising events of the Club, such as plant and yard sales and the Holiday Showcase.
Applications are solicited by the Club from area high schools via guidance offices, media notices, online and individual members. A scholarship committee screens the applications and recommends deserving recipients based on monies available yearly. The awarded recipients are invited as guests of the Club to our monthly luncheon meeting which is held in May.
In addition, the Garden Club Federation of MA awards many scholarships and this
information is forwarded to area high school guidance offices as well as being online from
the MA Federation.
Teacher Mini Grants
The Garden club offers mini grants to Cape Cod high school
teachers for specific programs that they will develop or have developed for the students. These programs should be in the areas of environmental fields of studies such as
horticulture, conservation, botany, forestry, landscape design or a related field. Applications should be submitted to the Scholarship Committee.
Interested in Applying?
Still Need More Info?
Email one of our Scholarship Co-Chairs here.