Each spring the Sandown Garden Club (SGC) offers a scholarship opportunity to one student in the senior year at Timberlane Regional High School (TRHS). In keeping with the purpose of the SGC to share the knowledge of gardening with each other and the community; to participate in activities that increase the beauty of the town's public and historic sites; to encourage the preservation of native plant species; to encourage respect for the environment and to demonstrate techniques that conserve natural resources, the applicant should meet the following criteria:
Preference is given to a student from Sandown. In addition to the application, an essay must be submitted that explains how one's academic choice meets the SGC Scholarship criteria, including volunteer activities in the community especially those pertaining to gardening or the environment. An application may be obtained from the guidance office of TRHS or request directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications is May 21, 2021.
For the year 2020 the Sandown Garden Club was happy to announce two recipients of its annual scholarship awards. The recipients, Hannah Dolloff and Phoebe West Geary, are both Sandown residents.
During high school, Hannah was a member of the Science Honors Society, Spanish Honors Society, National Honors Society, Life of an Owl and the Key Club. She volunteered at the town library and helped run the summer camp. She is attending Northern Essex Community College, planning to continue at UMASS Lowell as a business major. While in school, Hannah worked at the Hannaford store in East Hampstead, helping to train new employees.
In high school, Phoebe was an active member of the Student Council, serving as secretary in her senior year, an executive member of the Science Honor Society, Math Honor Society and National Honor Society. She was on the swim team for four years, serving as captain in her senior year. As a Girl Scout, Phoebe participated in the International Coastal Cleanup for 8 years. She enjoys swimming, running and spending time with friends.
The Sandown Garden Club is grateful to the community which supports its annual Plant Sale, the club’s only fundraiser. Proceeds from the sale are used for scholarships, library book donations, food pantry support, holiday decorations, civic beautification and special projects.
Phoebe West Geary