Carlisle Garden Club Accepting Scholarship Applications
DEADLINE: April 1, 2024
The Carlisle Garden Club is offering a $2,000 scholarship in 2024. It is open to all high school seniors and home school high school seniors residing in the Carlisle Area School District, the Cumberland Valley School District, the South Middleton School District, and the Big Spring School District.
Eligible students must be planning to attend an accredited institution with the intent of earning a degree in horticulture, floriculture, landscape architecture, sustainability, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental policy, city planning, and land management and/or related issues.
Applications must be received by April 1, 2024 to be considered, and the winning recipient will be notified by April 26, 2024.
Carlisle Garden Club awards $2,000 scholarship to Haylee Myers
The Carlisle Garden Club is pleased to present a $2,000 Scholarship to Haylee Myers, a 2023 Camp Hill High School graduate. Haylee has been accepted at Dusquesne University and will major in Environmental Science in the fall. The Carlisle Garden Club awards at least one scholarship every year to local students who plan to attend an accredited institution to study horticulture, floriculture, landscape architecture, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, land management, sustainability, environmental policy, city planning, and/or related issues. Proceeds from the Carlisle Garden Club’s fundraising activities, including the December Greens Sale and May Mart Sale are used to fund these scholarships.
Haylee is an Award recipient of the National Honor Society. The society recognizes exemplary academic performance, commendable character, and notable community involvement. In addition, Haylee was a three-time Apollo Award nominee and recently received the 2023 Apollo Award for “best featured performer in a musical” for her role as “Dolly” in “Hello Dolly.”
Haylee’s other interests include serving as a volunteer as a “Youth Exhibit Guide” for the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD. In this capacity, she developed skills engaging with aquarium guests by answering questions and providing information about unique species and ecosystems.
Haylee is interested in studying environmental science and policy to understand how societies have come to produce so much waste. Ultimately, she intends to work professionally in environmental analytics and policy to reshape how our economy’s means of production and consumption reflect the sustainable values necessary to ensure health and longevity for Earth’s ecosystems. Haylee enjoys recycling and conservation efforts, saying “as I attend conservation classes and pick up litter, I’ll remember the people, plants, and animals that prove how beautiful the world can be.”