BAR HARBOR — The first two recipients of the Inge C.B. Weber Memorial Scholarship were announced at a small gathering on April 18.
Ezra Hallett and Peter Kennell are both juniors attending College of the Atlantic. Members of the Weber Family and Bar Harbor Garden Club, as well as the College of the Atlantic, were represented at the presentation.
The purpose of the scholarship is to offer financial aid to those who are interested in majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design or botany.
Applicants must be graduates of Mount Desert Island High School, or be attending a two-year or four-year accredited college or university.
The Weber Family established the scholarship in memory of Inge, who was a former president of the Bar Harbor Garden Club and is remembered for her volunteer service to the Bar Harbor and MDI community.
Helmut Weber was on hand to make the presentation and extended his hope that the two winners would fulfill their dreams of pursuing a career in landscape architecture and design. Each student will be awarded $500.
Hallett is a Maine native and a Mount Desert Island High School graduate. He has completed courses in community planning and landscape architecture and would like to someday explore urban and national Parks found on the West Coast. He will be working as a summer intern at the Asticou Azalea Garden, updating its garden maps, among other things.
Kennell, a native of Eureka, Ill., believes his interests in art, sculpture and gardening will be good assets as he pursues a career in landscape architecture. He’s currently studying how to use some software technology at Coplon Associates, a landscape architecture and planning firm and will work there this summer as an intern.