The Springfield Garden Club congratulates their Student Scholarship Recipient, Ben Bolaski, on his graduation from Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH on May 19, 2012.
The Springfield Garden Club sponsored Bolaski for the four years of his college education with a continuing scholarship provided by the club through their fundraising efforts of the "Festival of Trees", widely supported by the local community businesses and individuals.
Bolaski received a BS in Environmental Science and Policy including minors in Geography and Geographic Information Systems. He plans to continue his education by pursuing a two year masters degree in Environmental Science and Policy at Plymouth State University with a specialty in Paleoclimatology.
He presented his senior research in Duluth, MN in late June 2012 and attended a Paleoclimatology graduate summer school in Urbino, Italy for the month of July.
During his summers he was able to take advantage of internships in his field of studies, due in large part to the scholarship help he was given.
It is with great pride that the Springfield Garden Club is honored to have been a part of supporting a deserving young man's educational dreams. He has always shown thanks and appreciation for the club's support and has kept in touch with the club with reports of his activities. Ben is the son of Jean and Joe Bolaski of Springfield, VT.
HIgh School seniors and college age students and their families interested in learning more about the requirements and availability of Springfield Garden Club's scholarships can contact Scholarship Chairperson, at 479 Randall Hill Rd. Springfield, VT 05156. Students from the wider Springfield area are eligible, including Springfield, Weathersfield and Chester and other school districts served by the River Valley Technical Center located at the Howard Dean Education Center in Springfield, VT. The guidance offices of the schools have information about the scholarship. Scholarships are awarded to students studying in the fields of horticulture, landscape design, forestry, conservation, natural resources, and environmental sciences.