The Belfast Garden Club announces 2013 scholarship winners
The Belfast Garden Club awarded $2,500 in scholarship funds to two deserving students, Alexis Morse, of Unity, and Erin Elizabeth Rollins, of Lincolnville, who each received $1,250. The guidelines for the award stipulate that the student must be a Waldo County resident working toward a degree in conservation, ecology, horticulture, natural resources, sustainable agriculture or a related field.
Morse recently graduated from Mount View High School at the top of her class of 95 students. She will be attending New England University in the fall, studying biology. Alexis has been on the high honor roll throughout her high school years, as well as being a member of the National Honor Society. She received awards for Excellence in Science, the Citizenship Award, Excellence in English, Phi Beta Kappa Certificate of Recognition, Society of Women’s Engineers Certificate of merit, Dirigo Girl’s State Participant, Best Athlete Award, Excellence in Bank, first place in the poetry contest and Excellence in Social Studies. During her high school years she has also been a volunteer at Maine Farmland Trust, Waldo County Action Partners, Inland Hospital volunteer, Special Olympics, Soccer Youth Camp, Basketball Youth Camp, Military Support Group, Y.M.C.A., and a Mount view High School Writing Mentor.
Rollins, a second time scholarship winner, will be a sophomore at Husson University studying biology with a focus on plants and genetically modified crops. Erin is also very active in the community volunteering at Aldermere Farm and the Girl Scouts of America, as well as many other community service organizations. Erin has been on the Board of Outreach at First Congregational Church of Camden, a STAR Program Volunteer Instructor, an Honorary Page, in the Maine House of Representatives, a Knox County Animal Rescue Team volunteer, and become an Americn Red Cross Certified Babysitter.
The Belfast Garden Club awards at least one scholarship each year to a Waldo County high school graduate who is planning to pursue an associate's or bachelor's degree in conservation, ecology, horticulture, natural resources, sustainable agriculture or a related field. The funds for the scholarship are raised at the Club’s annual Green Thumb Sale in May.
For more information about The Belfast Garden Club please visit www.belfastgardenclub.org.