Funds are available for persons seeking financial assistance to pursue educational opportunities in horticulture which will subsequently benefit Bermuda. Applications should be received no later than May 31st.
This year, The Garden Club of Bermuda is pleased to present an Educational Scholarship to Lucas Bridges, Jameeka Smith and Taj-Rae Outerbridge.
Lucas will be entering his third year at The Agricultural College @ North Carolina State University in September. He has been partially sponsored by the Garden Club of Bermuda for 2 years and we are very proud of his achievements in his chosen field of Horticultural Science Management. Lucas has been mentored in Bermuda by Junior Hill of J&J Produce.
Taj-Rae is a graduate of Berkeley Institute and Pershore College in the United Kingdom, where he attained his Royal Horticultural Society qualifications and achieved RHS Level 2 Practical Horticulture in May, 2019. Taj-Rae has now been accepted at Writtle University in Essex, UK to study for a BSc Hons. in Horticulture and The Garden Club of Bermuda is pleased to be able to support him in his further studies.
The Garden Club of Bermuda is pleased to present our 2019 Educational Scholarship to Lucas Bridges. Lucas has just completed his first year at The Agricultural College, North Carolina State University in Raleigh NC and will continue his studies there for another year in Horticultural Science Management and small scale farming. Lucas says “The slight shift in focus allows me to develop my knowledge of soil science, weed and disease control and greenhouse crop production in more depth and is more in line with how I foresee my future developing in Bermuda.”
Lucas has been supported and mentored by Roland “Junior” Hill at J&J Produce for several years and has been spending this summer as an Intern at the Hill’s farm, primarily responsible for their cherry tomato crop.
The Garden Club of Bermuda has awarded scholarships in 2018 to two students wishing to pursue agriculture related subjects overseas.
Lucas Bridges will be attending the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. He will be studying horticulture and agriculture and anticipates learning about crop production in relation to plant and soil sciences.
Malachi Symonds, a returning scholarship recipient, is continuing his studies at Earth University in Costa Rica and is looking to earn a Bachelor of Science in agronomical science.
A spokeswoman for the club said: “We wish much success to these Bermudian students who are pursuing their studies abroad.”
“The Garden Club of Bermuda together with Mrs Ed Manuel is delighted to award the Ed Manuel Memorial Scholarship to Malachi Symonds. Donations were made to The Garden Club in memory of Mr. Manuel with the expressed purpose of a scholarship.
It is our pleasure and privilege to give that scholarship to Malachi who is currently a student at Earth University in Costa Rica studying for a B.Sc. in Agronomical Science.
A cheque in the amount of $7,000 was presented to his parents, Mr and Mrs Troy Symonds by Mrs Ed (Marian) Manuel. Also in attendance were Cindy Young, President of the Garden Club of Bermuda, Anna Fulton, immediate Past President and Jan Macdonald, Scholarship Chairman.
We wish Malachi all the very best in his studies and hopes he will bring his knowledge and enthusiasm back to Bermuda on completion of his programme.”
The Garden Club of Bermuda’s scholarship recipients for 2016 were:
Anna Terceira (returning winner) Horticultural Therapy, Kidane Callender (returning winner) Horticulture and Landscaping, Kahnae Bean, studying Project Management at the University of Hertfordshire in UK, and Kiarrah Rogers studying Landscape Architecture and Business Leadership at Guelph University.
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