Student Scholarships

To help future generations keep our environment beautiful and clean, Rye Driftwood Garden Club has sponsored scholarships at the UNH Thompson School of Applied Science and UNH's summer Plant Camp! for children for many years.

We have awarded up to two scholarships yearly to second-year horticultural technology students who have maintained an overall GPA average of 3.0 or better. We have also awarded up to two scholarships a year for the summer Plant Camp!  As UNH has discontinued its Horticultural degree and Plant Camp, RDGC is now investigating other schools and college programs to support.

2018 Scholarship Winners

  • Sabrina Bellerose - Horticultural Technology

  • Elaine Friedrichsen - Horticultural Technology

2017 Scholarship Winners

  • Leann Tsou plans to manage a commercial greenhouse specializing in tissue culture so that she can create plants that are disease and bacteria free. She hopes to bring people the joy of growing exotic plants.

  • Susanna Bicknell is a Horticultural Technology major with a BS degree in Business Administration. Her vision is to invest in property in New England to cultivate the land into a sustainable greenhouse or nursery.

Plant Camp Scholarships

In 2018, the Club voted to support the UNH Plant Camp! on a yearly basis. In 2017, RDGC sponsored 2 students to attend the camp. Plant Camp! a fun-filled, week-long day camp for children to explore and learn about plants, their use and their role in our world.

2017 Plant Camp

2018 Plant Camp