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The Mary Clinton Scholarship Award

Awarded Annually. Deadline Spring 2021 -- check back in early 2021 for updated application form

The Redding Garden Club is proud to continue its tradition of awarding the Mary Clinton Scholarship, dedicated to Mary Clinton's years of service and devotion to the town of Redding.

The scholarship program awards up to $2,000 to one or more applicants who are legal residents of the town of Redding, Connecticut, and who are high school seniors and beginning their studies in the field of agriculture, horticulture, environmental studies, forestry, landscape or floral design, conservation or related areas.

Click here to download a 2021 Scholarship Application (for reference only. Form will be updated in early 2021)

Submission Guidelines:

To be considered for this award, please submit the following:

-- Your completed Application Form.
-- Your essay that explains how you, your interests, activities and goals relate to your future field of study. (See details on Application Form.)
-- A letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or employer.

The completed application, essay, and letter should be mailed by April 8, 2020 to:

Scholarship Committee
c/o Irene C. Reynolds
59 Sherman Turnpike
West Redding, CT 06896

*Applications will also be available at JBHS, The Mark Twain Library, and Redding Town Hall

Mary Clinton Redding Garden Club ScholarshipWho was Mary Clinton?

Mary Clinton was a charter member of the Redding Garden Club who was always willing to share her vast knowledge of horticulture and floral design with people of all ages. Read more about Mary's story by clicking here.


Meet 2020 Scholarship Winners

Natalie Pirro
Max Nonnenmacher
Leah Sharon


The Redding Garden Club is proud to announce three recipients of the Mary Clinton
Scholarship for 2020, all from Joel Barlow High School in Redding.

Max Nonnenmacher will be pursuing environmental studies at Kenyon College, Natalie Pirro will be studying animal science at the University of Delaware, and Leah Sharon will be involved in zoology and environmental studies. All three students demonstrated a commitment both to their community and to protecting our environment and reflect the philosophy and goals of the Redding Garden Club. 

We are happy to support these students who plan to pursue fields of environmental studies and the animals that inhabit it. Congratulations, Max, Natalie, and Leah!

Meet 2019 Scholarship Winner Sean Mullin

The Redding Garden Club is proud to announce the recipient of the 2019 Mary Clinton Scholarship Award. Sean Mullin, a senior at Joel Barlow High School, received the award at the JBHS Awards Ceremony on May 30, 2019.


Sean will be majoring in the field of Ecology and Environmental Science because he cares about the health and sustainability of our planet. His commitment to protect both his community and our environment reflects the philosophy and goals of the Redding Garden Club, and we wish him much success in his future endeavors. Congratulations!

Meet 2017 Scholarship Winners: Austin Lewis Houser and Amanda Duffy

Redding Connecticut Garden Club scholarship Amanda Duffy
Scholarship Chair Nita Alarcon (l) with Scholarship winner Amanda Duffy

The Redding Garden Club is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Mary Clinton Scholarship Award. 

Austin Lewis Houser, a senior at Joel Barlow High School, will be attending Santa Barbara City College in the fall.  Austin’s passion for the ocean and the human impact on marine life has guided his decision to pursue a degree in Marine Biology and Environmental Studies.

Amanda Duffy, who is currently attending The University of Vermont, is majoring in Environmental Studies and is hoping to use her knowledge and passion in the creation of more urban agriculture and community gardens with a particular focus on elementary youth. Congratulations!


Meet Our 2016 Scholarship Winner, Robert Hermenze

Meet Our 2015 Scholarship Winner, Anthea Taeuber

The Redding Garden Club is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 Mary Clinton Scholarship Award. This year’s award has gone to a Joel Barlow High School senior, Anthea Taeuber, who represents the spirit and the mission of The Redding Garden Club.

Anthea, who has a lifelong passion for our environment, will be attending Occidental College in Los Angeles, California in the fall to study Environmental Science. Anthea has been active in both town and school activities focused on protecting our environment. She serves as the Student Representative on the Redding Earth Day Committee and founded the Envio-tation Club at Joel Barlow to help students be more environmentally and self-aware.

The scholarship award was presented to Anthea on June 4, 2015 at The Joel Barlow Awards Ceremony.

Meet Our 2014 Scholarship Winners

Jamie Curtis, who will be attending the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the fall, is part of a student team at the Gilbert and Bennett wire mill site investigating the potential of water resources with particular focus on hydroponic farming.
Sarah Pardee, who has a lifelong passion for nature, will be attending The University of Vermont in the fall to study Environmental Science. She hopes to pursue a career in conservation and has a particular interest in endangered species.

The scholarship awards were presented to Jamie and Sarah on June 5, 2014 at The Joel Barlow Awards Ceremony.

Click Here to Meet Our 2012 Scholarship Winner

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