The National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc. is delighted to present scholarships to four students for the 2021-22 academic year:
Julia Hakeem is completing her Junior year at George Mason University. She is majoring in Biology and minoring in Spanish and Conservation. Her career goal is to combine her love for the health of the environment, animals, and humans together with languages and building bridges through communication. In addition to working part-time, Julia supports the Virginia Environmental Justice Summit by organizing workshops and recruiting speakers.
Calla Reidy is completing her Freshman year at Warren Wilson College majoring in Environmental Studies. Her career goal is to be an environmental educator for young children. Calla works in the family landscaping business and volunteers with the Rowe Center as a camp counselor developing kid’s connection to nature and community.
Our new awardee, Kana Furukawa, is a Sophomore at Berry College majoring in Environmental Science with Minors in Biology and Spanish. Her career goal is to find a position with a government agency like the Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Fish and Wildlife Service or the National Park Service. She has a part-time job with Berry College grounds crew and the student-run Berry Bees Enterprise which keeps bees and sells their products.