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2018 FHGC Scholarship Recipient

Faydra Lackey, a senior at West Craven High School, is a most deserving winner of the Fairfield Harbour Garden Club 2018 Scholarship.  She has been an outstanding student  in the National Honor Society with a leadership position in her many other activities and has led her horticulture team  to win at regionals and compete at state level  her years in high school. She plans to double major in Agriculture Education and Early Elementary Education and is really excited and enthusiastic about this honor.


FAIRFIELD HARBOUR GARDEN CLUB

$1000 SCHOLARSHIP

2018

 

The Fairfield Harbour Garden Club Scholarship was established to encourage students to further their education in a field of study related to agriculture, agri-business management, botany, environmental studies, forestry, horticulture or landscaping.

 

Application Criteria

The applicant shall:

  1. be eligible for high school graduation in Craven County in 2018 or be enrolled in one of the stated fields of study in a college or community college
  2. be accepted or already enrolled at a college, university, or community college
  3. have a minimum grade point average of 2.0
  4. submit a completed application to the school’s guidance office no later than April 27, 2018

 

Application Process

  1. The applicant shall submit a completed Fairfield Harbour Garden Club application form, a recent photo, essay and two (2) letters of recommendation; one from a teacher and one from a guidance counselor.
  2. The guidance department shall forward all of the materials to the Scholarship Chairperson of the Fairfield Harbour Garden Club no later than May 1st. Any questions regarding this scholarship, the application form or process should be addressed to the Scholarship Chairperson of the Fairfield Garden Club:

Mrs. Mina Watrous

908 Sawgrass Court

New Bern, NC 28560

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 252-670-7084


2017 FHGC Scholarship Recipients

The Fairfield Harbour Garden Club awarded two $1,000 scholarships this year:

Haley Arnold is a graduate of West Craven High School and will be going to both Craven Community College for business courses and Lenoir Community College for horticulture studies.

Daniel Rust is a graduate of New Bern High School and will be going to UNC Greensboro (no major declared yet)

2016 FHGC Scholarship Recipients

The FHGC awarded two $1,000 scholarships this year to two New Bern High School graduates who will both be attending UNC-Chapel Hill.  Pictured with DiAnne McEwen (Scholarship Chair) is Lorena Dujmusic on the left and Grace Kirby on the right.

2015 FHGC Scholarship Recipient

The 10th annual $1,000 FHGC Scholarship was awarded to Grace Kirkman, a graduate of West Craven High School.  Grace will be attending University of Mount Olive in the fall majoring in Agriculture Education.

2014 FHGC Scholarship Recipient

The FHGC awarded the ninth annual $1,000 scholarship to Sara Snyder.  Sara will be graduating from New Bern High School and will be attending Duke University in the fall majoring in Environmental Sciences. 

Sara is pictured here with DiAnne McEwen, FHGC Scholarship Committee Chairperson.

 

 

 

2013 FHGC Scholarship Recipient

The FHGC awarded the eighth annual $1,000 scholarship to Megan Ormond (see 2012).  DiAnne McEwen, chair of scholarship committee is pictured here presenting the check to Megan at the President's Luncheon. 

Megan will be going into her second year at Lenoir Community College where she is carrying a 4.0 average.

 

 

 

 

2012 FHGC Scholarship Recipient

The Fairfield Harbour Garden Club awarded the seventh annual $1,000 scholarship to Megan Crews (pictured here with DiAnne McEwen/Scholarship Chairperson and FHGC Treasurer).  Megan will be graduating from West Craven High School and has been accepted to Lenoir Community College where she will be majoring in their horticultural program.

Once again, thanks to all who have worked hard and also supported the many fundraising events that have made the FHGC Scholarship program possible.

 

 

2011 FHGC Scholarship Recipient

The Fairfield Harbour Garden Club awarded their sixth annual $1,000 scholarship to Adam Fulcher, a senior at West Craven High School on May 17th during the school's award ceremony. 

Adam is the son of R. Keith and Sheila Fulcher of Ernul.  Adam has been accepted in the Agricultural Institute at NC State University in Raleigh.  He will double major in animal science and Agri-business management starting with this 2011 fall semester.  Adam participates in many clubs and organizations including the Varsity Basketball Team, National Honor Society, National FFA, and received the Environmental and Natural Resources 1 award in 2010.

Judy Nelson, treasurer, and DiAnne McEwen (pictured), scholarship chairperson, awarded the scholarship this year. 

Thanks to all who have worked hard and also supported the many fundraising events that have made the FHGC Scholarship program possible.

Letter from Emily Ericksen - 2010 & 2011 Scholarship Recipient

June 10, 2011 

Fairfield Harbour Garden Club:

Let me start by saying how much I enjoyed my freshman year at North Carolina State University, an amazing experience that has been made possible in part by your generous contribution last year. State’s campus feels like home, as does the city of Raleigh and I am ecstatic about continuing my education there in the fall and the years to follow. Beyond my enthusiasm about continuing school, I am also once again extremely grateful for the monetary support your garden club has been able to provide. The opportunities and the excitement that stem from my being involved with North Carolina State University truly would not be possible if it were not for supportive community members such as yourselves.

The possibilities on campus to explore different interests and to meet new people is unbelievable, and even after only being there one year, my optimism and excitement for my future and career plans within the agriculture industry has doubled. As a freshman, most of my courses have been general education (such as English 101, and Math 241), but I was able to take Agriculture Economics 201 (a class specific to my Agriculture Business major) my second semester and thoroughly enjoyed it, as I have nearly all my classes.

I have been fortunate enough to get involved in a student leadership position and I am serving a second term as the secretary of the Student Centers Board of Directors. I am also a part of the University Scholars Program and I am proud to report that my cumulative GPA is a 3.789. I am thrilled about the returning back to school, and I couldn’t be more thankful to all of you for affording me this golden opportunity.

Sincerely: Emily Ericksen

2010 FHGC Scholarship Winner

DiAnne McEwen and Judy Nelson presented The FHGC Scholarship ($1000) to Emily Ericksen at West Craven High School. She will attend NC State and major in agricultural business. This is the fifth consecutive year the FH Garden Club has awarded a scholarship to a graduating senior that is pursuing a career in an agricultural related field of study.  

The Scholarship committee was established in 2006 for the purpose of encouraging high school students to further their education in horticulture, turf management, agriculture, forestry, or in a related field of study.

The Scholarship is awarded for one year. Representatives of the Fairfield Harbour Garden Club attend the high school's Awards Ceremony to present the Scholarship.

For more information, contact the Scholarship Chair.

 

Criteria for Scholarship

The Committee contacts the Counselors at the Craven County high
schools with the application and its requirements:

- Student applicant is a graduate of high school and is accepted at
a college, university or community college.

- Applicant has a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0.

- Applicant writes a short essay about his/her goals, interests, and
reasons for choosing a particular field of study in the Scholarship
category.

- Applicant submits two letters of recommendation, one from a
teacher and one from a guidance counselor, with essay and
application.

 

Letter from Erin Whitford, 2009 FHGC Robert Knight Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Dear Ms. McEwen and the Fairfield Harbor Garden Club,

I just wanted to let you know that I am having a successful start to my college career! I know you were interested in how college life would be for me. As you may remember, I am planning on minoring in Agriculture Business.  Right now I am not able to claim a major or minor as a freshman, but next year I will be able to do so.  This semester I am taking general education classes such as Finite Math, Intro. to Psychology, Foreign Language in Spanish, and a few others! Next year I will be able to take more classes that are for my specific major and minor.  I am making good grades in all of my classes and as of right now I am maintaining a GPA of approximately 3.5!  

I am also part of the University Scholars Program here at NC State. Through this program I am able to take honor classes and attend events such as plays, guest speakers, and musical concerts.  This has given me a chance to challenge myself as a student and an opportunity to learn more about different cultures.  Through the Scholars Program I was able to apply to be a Marshal for this winter's commencement ceremonies.  I am very excited to be part of graduation this year as it is a big honor!

So thank you again for awarding me with your scholarship as it has helped me succeed so far here at NC State. 

Sincerely,

Your scholarship recipient, Erin Whitford

 

2009 Scholarship

DiAnne McEwen and Gladys Warthen presented The FHGC Robert Knight Memorial Scholarship ($1000) to Erin Whitford at West Craven High School on May 19. She will attend NC State and major in agricultural business. This is the fourth consecutive year the FH Garden Club has awarded a scholarship to a graduating senior that is pursuing a career in an agricultural related field of study.  

 

Past winners of FHGC Scholarships