The Chanticleer Foundation Board of Directors announces the latest recipients of the Chanticleer Scholarship in Professional Development.

Samantha Peckham (left), Senior Horticulturist at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois will complete the University of Illinois Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Master of Science program.

Elin Filbey (middle), Director of Programs and Community Engagement at Allen Centennial Garden in Madison, Wisconsin will complete the University of Wisconsin Certified Professional Coach Program and to travel to gardens to study their internship programs.

Whitney Costner (right), Conservation Biologist at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida will complete a graduate certificate program in Ecological Restoration at the University of Florida.

The Chanticleer Scholarship in Professional Development promotes creativity and leadership by providing professional development opportunities for public garden staff. Established in 2008, the Scholarship has supported 63 public garden professionals from gardens of all types and sizes. It has two core components, academic study to improve leadership skills and support of travel to meet with leaders to build on that academic experience. Each Scholar has the opportunity to visit other gardens, including Chanticleer, a 47-acre pleasure garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania. The next scholarship application deadline is November 1, 2020.