Anna Coit Memorial Scholarship
Each year, in memory of beloved member Anna Coit, the North Stonington Garden Club offers a $1,000 Scholarship to a high school senior student who will be pursuing a higher education degree in agriculture, conservation, environmental studies, horticulture, landscape design/architecture, plant science, or a related field. Applicants should reside in towns from which the club draws its membership: North Stonington, Bozrah, Groton, Ledyard, Mystic, Noank, Norwich, Pawcatuck, Preston, Stonington, or Waterford, CT; or Ashaway, Charlestown, or Westerly, RI.
The 2023 winner of the Anna Coit Memorial scholarship is Alaina Antcliff. Alaina graduated from Ledyard High School and plans to attend New River Community College in Virginia, where she has moved with her parents, Jennifer and Steve. She plans to study Earth or Environmental Science. During high school she volunteered at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, where she also worked as a counselor. She was also active in the AG Science program and Future Farmers of America.