The Charleston Horticultural Society Scholarship at Trident Technical College
Meet our 2017 -18 Scholarship Recipient Alexis Hawk 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.
Alexis Hawk (2017 – 18 Scholarship Recipient) “My main focus is now and has always been to help people. I started studying horticulture not knowing much more than “I like plants, they make me feel good” but it has now grown into a plethora of possibility. My biggest dream is to own a small farm with a huge herb garden. I would love to be able to help people heal themselves in a natural way along with teaching them how to sustain themselves in a way that is better for our planet. It would be amazing to simply sustain oneself without further damaging the planet but to teach others about it is even better. I want to make the biggest impact on this planet that I can and I want to do it by helping others. I am so happy with my decision to pursue horticulture as my study focus and again I thank Charleston Horticultural Society so much for the financial support!!”
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.