Published DateTAMWORTH — The Bearcamp Valley Garden club will donate $2,000 in scholarship funds to provide financial support to an outstanding UNH undergraduate or graduate student majoring in horticulture, forestry, or environmental conservation.
The deadline to apply for a BVGC Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year will be early to mid-February of 2013.
Bearcamp Valley Garden Club scholarships are preferentially given to students from towns served by the BVGC, which include Ashland, Center Harbor, Center Sandwich, Chocorua, Freedom, Meredith, Moultonborough, Ossipee, Tamworth, and neighboring towns, but funds are ultimately available to any student studying horticulture, forestry, or environmental conservation at UNH.
The scholarships are made available through the Colleges of Life Sciences and Agriculture and also through the Thompson School of Applied Science. The recipients are chosen by the COLSA dean in consultation with financial aid. The recipient is chosen by the University of New Hampshire Foundation.
Recipients for the 2012-2013 Academic Year are Pavel Pluhar, a junior in Forestry from Grafton, and Justin Williams, a graduate student in Natural Resources from Portsmouth.
Additional information about the scholarships throughwww.colsa.unh.edu/scholarships.
The Bearcamp Valley Garden Club was organized in 1938 with the mission of fostering activities that ensure more attractive communities, promoting interest in all phases of gardening and horticulture, and furthering the wisest use of natural resources through good conservation practices. Club members raise money for the UNH scholarships by selling plants and bulbs, by organizing garden and house tours, and by selling note cards featuring original and previously unpublished nature photographs taken by members.