Waldo County Extension Association announces available scholarship for graduating seniors

Mar 02, 2014

The Waldo County Extension Association is proud to announce the availability of two $500 scholarships. One is available to a graduating Waldo County high school senior who seeks to pursue higher education. The second $500 scholarship is available to any University of Maine, Kennebec Valley Community College or Unity College student studying sustainable agriculture.

To apply for a scholarship, students must submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay, which must be typed and double-spaced, that discusses in what ways, if any, they have been involved with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, their employment history as well as any community service or volunteer work related to their future field of study, and what they hope to do after completing their education. Preference will be given to students who intend to serve the community in the fields associated with the mission of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension such as agriculture, horticulture, home economics, nutrition, preventative health, health education, youth development, early childhood education and adult education.

Please note that our evaluation criteria do not include student performance records or GPA information. This is a purposeful decision in order to include those deserving applicants who may not have the best grades but are dedicated and hardworking, and may not have access to scholarships that focus strictly on academic performance.

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