2017 Student Scholarships are Awarded
By Mollie Frielicher, New England Chapter Secretary
October 2, 2017 Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center, Southbridge, MA. Since 1990 the NEC-ISA has awarded scholarships to students pursuing an education in field of study dedicated to plant material-oriented fields. The purpose of the awards is threefold: to help promote interest in shade and ornamental trees, to recognize scholarly endeavors, and to assist in financial aid.
Now the New England Chapter grants two scholarship awards of $1,500. Recipients of the scholarship award will receive $1,500 toward their educational expenses. We encourage recipients of our scholarship to become involved within the profession of arboriculture. The NEC-ISA will also provide the recipient a free full conference registration, one night lodging, and two complimentary banquet tickets for accompanying guests.
2017 Winners are:
Tierney is a graduate student, pursuing a Master’s of Science in Forest Resources at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass-Amherst), Department of Environmental Conservation. She graduated in Cum Laude in 2015 from UMass-Amherst with a B.S. in Natural Resources Conservation and a focus on Wildlife Ecology & Conservation. Currently, she is pursuing research on the ecology, impact, and economics of establishing oaks in urban environments. Congratulations Tierney!
Casey Reed is student at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture – UMass-Amherst, pursuing a degree in Arboriculture and Community Forest Management. Casey will be finishing up his Associate’s Degree this spring and will pursue a Bachelor’s at UMass-Amherst. Congratulations Casey!