The Charleston Horticultural Society Scholarship at Trident Technical College

Meet our 2020-21 Scholarship Recipient Nicholas Wilson below!

Charleston Horticultural Society is pleased to announce the newly established Charleston Horticultural Society Scholarship at Trident Technical College (TTC) in supporter of their Horticultural Technology program.

Each year TTC students apply for $400,000 in scholarships funded by businesses, individuals and organizations. TTC’s Horticultural program enrolls about 100 students a semester with many of them typically older than the traditional college student and many attend on a part-time basis while working and supporting families. The new Charleston Horticultural Society Scholarship will award one deserving horticultural studies student with $1000 per year, supporting that student both semesters in their advancement of their education. The selected student will also have opportunities to volunteer and possibly intern with a Charleston gardening professional during or after their studies.

The new TTC Charleston Horticultural Society Scholarship was established in honor of CHS Founding Member and long-time supporter and friend Evelyn Moore ‘Patti’ McGee. McGee, a 2012 recipient of the Garden Club of America’s illustrious Honorary Member award for her ‘extraordinary efforts in the fields of gardening, botany, conservation and education through the extension of honorary memberships’ is widely known for her extensive home gardening and educational and conservation efforts throughout Charleston. She is also a founding member of the Charleston Horticultural Society, has served as a board member of the Garden Conservancy, has been featured in numerous national publications, gardening books and television shows, and is also the 2009 recipient of the prestigious1830 Award Medal from the Charleston Horticultural Society, the organization’s highest honor for gardening and horticultural excellence.

Nicholas Wilson (2020 – 21 Scholarship Recipient) Nicholas made the Dean’s List for the first time ever last semester and stated that starting work on the Horticulture Degree at Trident Technical College ‘has been a complete 180 in terms of me ‘getting’ school...I feel connected to the course material for the first time in my life, and am excited to follow this new-found passion to become a valuable asset to both my community and my workplace’. His future plans include taking the ISA Arborist Certification as well as Clemson’s Applicator’s License. In his spare time he also works for the town of Summerville’s Parks and Recreation Department. Nicholas has stated he is very appreciative of being this year’s recipient and intends to remain on the Dean’s List during his remaining time at Trident Tech! 

Friends and supporters can make a contribution to the new TTC Charleston Horticultural Society Scholarship in honor of Patti McGee by calling the CHS offices at 843.579.9922 or by making an online donation.