Waldo County Extension Association awards scholarship to Anastasia Tsomides
The Waldo County Extension Association recently awarded Anastasia Tsomides a check for $500. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Waldo county student who is intending to serve the community in a field associated with the mission of Cooperative Extension or has been involved in Extension Activities.
Anastasia is currently a freshman at Connecticut College and is pursuing a degree in biology. She hopes one day to attend medical school after completing her undergraduate studies. Anastasia became involved in Extension activities through the “Kids Can Grow” program at Mount View High School.
The Waldo County Extension Association Scholarship is maintained by a fundraising event held every year called "Rural Living Day." This year the event will be March 29 at Mount View School and will feature more than 20 different educational seminars. If you are interested in attending Rural Living Day, please visit http://umaine.edu/waldo/rld or call 1-800-287-1426.
Graduating seniors who are interested in applying for the 2014 scholarship are encouraged to visit www.umaine.edu/waldo and click on Waldo County Extension Association Scholarship. Priority will be given to students who have been involved with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension or intend to pursue higher education in a field related to food systems, agriculture or youth development. The deadline for receipt of applications is April 30, 2014.