The Rockport Garden Club awards two different scholarships: one to a graduating senior and one to a college or graduate schools student.
The High School scholarship is available to a graduating Rockport high school student " who has demonstrated leadership in a 'green initiative' (e.g.sustainability, ecology, environmental protection or conservation)." The guidance department traditionally chooses the recipient and a Rockport Garden Club member awards this at the Rockport High School graduation.
The Rena Kurth Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate (or graduates) of Rockport High School who has successfully completed one year at an accredited institution of higher education pursuing studies in horticulture, ecology, environmental studies or conservation. The recipient (or recipients) of this scholarship will be presented with the award at the Rockport Garden Club's August picnic meeting. Applicants must submit a letter of interest detailing their career plans. With this letter, a summary of school and/or community activities during the previous year and a summary of volunteer and/or employment since finishing high school must be included. A copy of final grades for the school ear just completed is to be submitted as well.
Last year we awarded one high school scholarship to James Fritz and two Rena Kurth scholarships to Sarah Visnick and William Gleckner. Each individual received $2000. The amount of the scholarship is determined each year by the Rockport Garden Club Board Members.
The letter of interest and copy of grades should be sent to Ms. Cynthia G. Johnson@ Rockport Garden Club, P.O. Box 712, Rockport, MA 01966, no later than June 17, 2019.