​The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship

This scholarship of $3000 is awarded to undergraduates, graduate students, advanced degree candidates or non degree seeking applicants above high school level and aims to support environmental studies students who are residents of New Jersey or non residents studying in New Jersey.  Established in 2003, Frances Starr Todd determined that a GCA  scholarship dedicated to environmental study would be a fitting tribute to her great grandmother, Caroline Thorn Kissel and her beloved state of New Jersey.  It is Ms Todd's wish that a scholarship be named after her great grandmother.  

For more information and to apply click the link below.

The Elly and Giorgio Petronio-Stony Brook Garden Club Environmental Award

The Elly and Giorgio Petronio-Stony Brook Garden Club Environmental Award was established in 2006. This $1,000 scholarship is available to a junior or senior attending a high school in the greater Princeton area who demonstrates a passion for and a commitment to our environment. He/she must have been actively involved in one or more of the following: research, advocacy, horticulture, protection or improvement of our natural world.Elly and Giorgio Petronio have been long time Princeton residents and Elly has been a devoted member of the Stony Brook Garden Club since 1981. As a member of the Garden Club of America since 1941, the Stony Brook Garden Club has promoted its mission to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening and to restore, improve and protect the quality of the environment through programs and action in the fields of conservation, civic improvement and education.

Dennis Zhang is the 2019 winner of the Elly and Giorgio Petronio Stony Brook Garden Club Environmental Award.

Dennis, a dynamic Junior at Peddie School, was the Leader of the Peddie Environmental and Sustainability Team.  During his tenure they organized 'Earth Day' and planted 1,600 trees, made 4 floating wetlands in Hightstown Lake and lobbied local representatives.  Furthermore he led the first ever dining hall composting program at Peddie, founded and edited the weekly Environmental Newsletter and was the environmental writer for The Activist Express and the environmental editor for the Young Scientists Journal.  Finally his work on Duckweed DNA sequencing is commendable.  

The significance of the scholarship to Dennis is a validation that he is making changes to the world around him and highlights that environmentalism is valued in the Princeton area. 

For more information on the scholarship, please contact Mary Brophy

Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award

The Garden Club of America's Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award annually recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals furthering the early environmental education of children. Established in 1992, the Hull Award provides $1,000 to chosen recipients who honor Miss Hull's common sense approach to environmental awareness by inspiring children under 16 to appreciate the beauty and fragility of our planet. Administered by GCA's Scholarship Committee, the Hull Award is open to GCA members and non-members alike; however, individuals may not propose themselves. A woman ahead of her time, Miss Hull (1900 – 1996) was an active member of the Ridgefield Garden Club and credited her mother and grandmother with instilling her own passion for the environment. Members of GCA clubs may propose a candidate. Click here for an application. For more information about the award, click here to go to the GCA website.

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