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 Bosci

Tierney Bocsi
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!

Tierney Bosci Recognized at Annual ConferenceCasey Reed
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!

Casey Reed
Casey was unable to attend conference.