The Sugar Land Garden Club presents two annual scholarships to worthy students enrolled in the study of horticulture at Texas accredited institutions. The students are selected by the university faculty to receive these scholarships based on academic performance and leadership roles.

Scholarship Recipients 2016

Kali Wight

Kali Wight is a student at Stephen F. Austin University.  After earning her Associates Degree in Child Development, Kali worked for the Santa Fe School District, serving for several years as After School Program Director.  Last year, she returned to SFA to pursue a degree in Agriculture with a focus in Horticulture.  She is an officer in the SFA Horticulture Club, and works in the Gayla Mize Garden and Arboretum in Nacogdoches, and in the campus greenhouses.  Her goal is to eventually open a nature-based day care / afterschool program to help children learn about and appreciate trees, plants, and edibles.


Chisolm Tessem   

  lChisolm Tessem is studying Horticulture at Stephen F. Austin University, with an interest in plant production and the roles of technology and biological pest control.  Chisolm returned to SFA in his late twenties and is pursuing a horticultural degree.  He states he is interested in “what the future of plant production holds, and the impacts it will have on environments locally and globally”.  Chisolm is a member of the Horticulture Club at SFA.  He is also managing the SFA greenhouse operations, scheduling and coordinating plant production and pest management.


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