Abigail Segal, of Chelmsford, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Chelmsford Garden Club.

Garden Club President Cynthia Bryant and club members Janet Altobello, Betty Gruber, Janet Dubner, Monica Kent and Carolyn Langevin officially awarded the scholarship to Segal on June 6.

Segal is a 2019 graduate of Chelmsford High. She has been interested in animal science since age 6, when her grandfather, a veterinarian, introduced her to his work. Segal says she will attend Bates College in Maine to “try new things in the science field… to challenge myself intellectually and make an impact on society.”

This scholarship is awarded annually by the Chelmsford Garden Club to any student who is a resident of Chelmsford at either Chelmsford High School or Nashoba Valley Regional Technical School or currently attending college. The requirement is that the student plan on studying environmental studies, landscape design, earth sciences, forestry or watershed protection, agriculture, arborculture, horticulture, animal science, wildlife biology, oceanography or another related field.