Gifts + Scholarships

Stonington Garden Club Scholarship Awards

The Stonington Garden Club proudly supports the Stonington High School Environmental Sciences and offers monetary awards annually to seniors graduating in good standing from the school.

Environmental Studies Award

A $1000 monetary award is offered to a SHS senior who is pursuing a college degree related to environmental awareness.  GPA and successful completion of a SHS Environmental Science course considered.

Environmental Awareness Award

A $1000 monetary award is offered to a SHS senior who is pursuing a college degree related to environmental awareness.  GPA optional, course not required.

Stonington High School applicants should contact Mrs. Lamb in the career center for an application.

Any questions can be directed to Ms. Whitman in the Environmental Sciences department or to Michelle Kutz of the Stonington Garden Club, michellekutz@me.com.

Applicant Requirements:

1) Student is enrolled or has been enrolled in the Environmental Science class. If not, please explain why they chose not to.

2) Student played or is playing an active role in at least one gardening/horticulture/landscaping/conservation project at Stonington High School.

3) Student is interested in developing/furthering their knowledge in these sciences.

4) Student demonstrates enthusiasm and spirit for environmental awareness and stewardship.

5) Student has the approval of his or her teacher, and will graduate in good standing at the end of the current academic year.

6) Student shall participate in a short one on one discussion with Environmental Science teacher, Ms. Whitman.

The SGC has made charitable contributions to the following organizations:

Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc.

American Horticulture Society

Borough of Stonington, CT  Wayland’s Wharf Rain Garden and U. S. Post Office Gardens

Connecticut College Arboretum

Clean Up Sound & Harbor (CUSH)

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center – Coogan Farm Giving Garden

Eastern Connecticut Conservation District

Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut

Garden Club of America

Garden Conservancy

La Grua Center – Children’s Greens Workshop

New England Wildflower Society

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center – supporting Community Garden, Holiday Toy Drive

Salt Marsh Opera

Stonington Cemetery Inc. – Bulb planting and beautification

Stonington Free Library – Garden Book donations, holiday and weekly floral arrangements in the summer

Stonington Historical Society – supporting public open space at Lighthouse Museum and Captain Nathaniel Palmer House Museum

Stonington Land Trust

Stonington Elementary Schools – Naturescapes 3rd Grade School Field Trip Program

The Nature Conservancy

The Stonington Community Center (COMO) – Children’s Garden, Village Fair

Town of Stonington – Stonington Beautification Committee

Town of Stonington High School teaching garden

Town of Stonington High School Environmental Science Scholarship & Stewardship Award

Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association

Local area senior long and short-term residences – the SGC creates and donates over 200 holiday bedside table centerpieces. 

Stonington Garden Club
P.O. Box 385
Stonington, CT, 06378
The Stonington Garden Club's objective is to educate and encourage interest in the environment, conservation, community projects and to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening.