BREWSTER, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County Master Gardener Volunteers annually award two scholarships of $500 to eligible Putnam County residents who are graduating seniors from any high-school or home-school program. Awardees must plan to pursue advanced education in a recognized institution of higher learning for the study of Plant Science, Horticulture, Floriculture, Architectural Landscape Design, Forestry, Botany or other environmentally related program.
The CCEPC Scholarship Review Committee bases awards on scholastic achievement, student volunteerism, community service, along with letters of recommendations. Additionally, students submit a short essay describing their desired field of study and their educational goals. Lastly the applicants undergo an interview with the Committee.
CCEPC is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Master Gardener Volunteers Scholarship, Anna Brief and Bridget Goldberg. Both awardees are Haldane High School students. Ms. Brief plans to study ecology and organismal biology in the midst of colorful Colorado’s magnificent scenery of mountains, rivers and plains at Colorado College. Ms. Goldberg is headed to the primarily forested natural landscape of the Green Mountain State to the University of Vermont in pursuit of a biology major. Incidentally, both recipients are accomplished artists who aspire to incorporate their creative talents to develop a platform to share biological research and discoveries.
Past scholarship recipients have attended programs in Environmental Science and Sustainability at Cornell University and SUNY Plattsburg, Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy at R.I.T., and Wildlife and Conservation Law at Unity College.
For information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County’s community programs and events go to putnam.cce.cornell.edu/. Stay connected to CCEPC on Facebook at Facebook.com/cceputnam, and Instagram at Instagram.com/cceputnam and Twitter/@CCEPUTNAM
—Kathy Roth Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County