2023 HGC Scholarship Recipients
The Garden Club of Hyannis wishes all the awardees congratulations and the best of luck in school next year.
Ryan Christenson is a student at Barnstable High School and will attend Northeastern in the fall majoring in civil and environmental engineering. He has superb grades and classes. He works at the Bayside Hotel and on the Clean Water Coalition. He is also interested in helping people with substance abuse.
2023 Elizabeth Katchpole Scholarship Recipients
The Elizabeth Katchpole Scholarship Fund awarded scholarships to four students this year!
Hannah Framson received an award from the Elizabeth Katchpole Scholarship Fund and is graduating from Barnstable High School and will attend UMass, Amherst in the fall to major in environmental science and engineering. Her AP environmental science class introduced her to the human impact on the environment. She is an athlete and a member of the STEM club. Hannah also received the DAR award. Her guidance counselor said she is caring and supportive.
2023 Teacher Mini Grant Recipients
Liz Hanchuruck is a science teacher at Barnstable High School. Her project includes planting 3,000-4,000 square feet of pollinator pathways on the high school campus. Liz and her students have installed 3 way stations and have planted annuals and native plants each year as part of the requirements for having a registered way station garden.
Renee Fadula is a Middle School Science teacher at Sandwich Middle High school. She is an advisor of the Environmental Awareness Club/Bee Club. Her project was titled Hydroponics, Berries and Composting in the Science Classroom. Renee plans on purchasing
hydroponics growing system with pods and seeds, LED growing lights and a compost tumbler. The compost tumbler would provide compost for fruit bearing shrubs to thrive and grow.
Peter Sampos is the Faculty Advisor for the Gardening Club at Sturgis Charter School. He and his students will be creating garden beds and will be raising food for the community. His project involves converting a large unused space between two buildings into a green space. This space would include flower and vegetable gardens.
Caitlin Church is a 7th grade Science teacher and Gardening Club Coordinator. Her project includes having her students grow various plants from seed, observe their anatomy, their reproductive adaptations and their symbiotic relationships with pollinators. The grant will also be used to upgrade their greenhouse for the next school year. The grant will help purchase seeds, soil, pots, gardening tools and grow lights.
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.
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.