Shoreham Garden Club Scholarship

The Shoreham Garden Club offers a $500.00 scholarship to a graduating senior at Shoreham-Wading River High  School showing an interest in horticulture and related fields.  The student applying need not be a science major.  However, he or she should show the club in a 250 word essay how they have interests related to what the garden club encompasses.  Some possible examples: an English major with a passion for writing about flowers or nature, an art major with a passion for rendering botanical art work.  Other examples might be, floral design, landscape architecture, botany, the environment and conservation.

The award fund was established in 1978 at the suggestion of Agnes Allen.  It is supported by member donations and by the club’s annual Plant Sale.

In 1999 the award was renamed the Agnes R. Allen Award in memory of its founder. The 2008 and 2009 awards were given in memory of Elizabeth Halama, a past president of the Garden Club and an environmental activist.  In 2011 it was renamed the Shoreham Garden Club Scholarship.

Past Recipients:

2016  Andrew Hubner  $500
2015   none awarded
2014   Jade Joannau  $500
2013   Megan Safranek $500
2012   Madeline Massa   $500
2011   Michelle Gostic   $1,000
2010   Kristi Conway   $500
2009   Crystal Joy   $400
2008   Korteney Kavanagh   $400
2007   Raj Kochhar   $300
2006   Adam Lindeman   $300
2005   Melissa Joy   $300
2004   Breana Behrens   $300
2003   Kristin Boccofola   $300
2002   Ryan McCready   $300
2001   Amy DeMarco   $300
2000   Carolyn Fellrath   $250
1999   Sarah Thern –
1998   Carolyn Makar –
1997   Dan Durand –
1996   none awarded –
1995   none awarded –
1994   none awarded –
1993   Eric Perkins   $200
1992   Kimberly Deppoliti   $200
1991   Christina Pacileo   $200
1990   Karpagam Sundarum   $200
1989   Laura Milanese   $200
1988   none awarded –
1987   none awarded –
1986   none awarded –
1985   none awarded –
1984   David Foley   $100
1983   Todd Girolomo   $100
1982   none awarded –
1981   Manus Clancy   $100
1980   Todd Lewin   $100
1979   Ronald Fiske   $50
1978   Margaret Harding   $25