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Mabel S. Matthews
Mabel Matthews Photo 1917 - 2010

Mabel Matthews love of flowers went back to her childhood in Charlotte, North Carolina, near where she was born and lived on a small farm. Her grandmother and grandfather lived next door and had a large farm and flower garden. After Mabel visited "Daddy Tom" Hughes Mansfield, Texas daylily garden, she began collecting and hybridizing daylilies. In 1987, she registered her first daylily, Hemerocallis 'Lady Callie'. She registered 61 cultivars, primarily with the pre-name of "Hurst."

Mabel was a member of the North Texas Daylily Society since its beginning in 1988. She enjoyed the friendship of daylily friends who visit her Hurst garden each bloom season, and in 1995, her garden was designated as an official Region 6 AHS Display Garden.

Mabel provided scholarships for women in need of assistance enrolled at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth and Tarrant County Junior College. It was only natural that she thought of members of AHS. In 2008, the AHS Board approved the terms for the Mabel Matthews Scholarship, named in her honor. The scholarship pays tuition for an AHS member seeking a bachelor degree or postgraduate degree in any college or university. While the scholarship is without restriction to a specific field of study, preference will be given to horticulture, botany, chemistry, and landscape architecture.

– Courtesy AHS Archives

 
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Mabel Matthews Scholarship Recipients


2012 Recipient: Nicholas Kyle Walker, Ruston, LA

Mabel Matthews Scholarship

General Terms of the Mabel Matthews Scholarship

• The scholarship amount will be announced each year and will be based on the interest on the balance of funds in the endowment account, and donations that are made to the fund. For 2013, the amount available will be $3000.

• The scholarship may be awarded to a maximum of two individuals each year.

• In the event a scholarship is not awarded in a given year, the funds will be available for the following year.

• Eligible to any AHS members (no age requirement) with three or more years of membership.

• Eligible for AHS members seeking a bachelor degree or postgraduate degree in any college or university to include on-line entities, provided it is accredited in the applicant’s chosen field.

• While the scholarship is without restriction to a specific field of study, preference will be given to horticulture, botany, chemistry, and landscape architecture.

• An applicant must demonstrate service to an AHS club or at an AHS regional level.

• The scholarship shall be given annually, subject to the selection of an eligible applicant.

• The recipient must maintain a grade point equivalent of 3.0 based on 4.0 system.

• The scholarship may be given to an individual recipient for up to a maximum of six years.

 




Year Recipient School
2013 Christopher von Kohn, TX
U-Wisconsin - Madison
Graduate Studies
2013 Nicholas Kyle Walker, Ruston, LA Louisiana Tech University
2012 Nicholas Kyle Walker, Ruston, LA Louisiana Tech University
2011 Elliot Turkiew, Bathpage, NY Johns Hopkins University
2010 Elliot Turkiew, Bathpage, NY Johns Hopkins University
2009 Christopher von Kohn Texas A & M University

 









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