National Garden Clubs announces local scholarship award winner

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Jacob Yankee
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Shrewsbury – National Garden Clubs (NCG) has awarded a scholarship to Jacob Yankee of Shrewsbury, a student at the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, studying natural resources conservation with a concentration in policy.

Yankee was selected as one of 35 recipients of the organization’s 2018-2019 college scholarships.

The NGC scholarship program offers financial aid to students and promotes study in agriculture education, horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, biology, plant pathology/science, forestry, agronomy, environmental concerns, economics, environmental conservation, city planning, wildlife science, habitat or forest/systems ecology, land management and/or other related or allied subjects. Applicants must be majoring in one of these fields of study. All scholarships are advanced one-year scholarships, which are available to junior, senior and graduate students.

National Garden Clubs, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with its headquarters in St. Louis. With 175,000 members and 5,000 member garden clubs across the U.S., NGC offers extensive educational programs and resources to promote gardening and environmental responsibility.