Mattapoisett Land Trust seeks applicants for its first $1,000.00 “Blanche B.Perry Scholarship Award”, which will be awarded to a Mattapoisett high school senior graduating by June 2010, from secondary school pursuing an education in environmental studies or a related field.
The scholarship is made available through the Edith Glick Shoolman Fund, a bequest left to provide support for children in the community. The scholarship is consistent with the MLT mission of preserving land in order to enrich the quality of life for present and future generations of Mattapoisett residents and visitors and of furthering environmental education in the community.
Along with an application; the following additional information is required:
- A Personal Statement about career goals as they relate to the mission of the MLT, past and present.
- A signed Community Service Form documenting a minimum of 20 hours of community service.
- Professional letter of reference (teacher or guidance counselor) 4. A Character letter of reference (such as employer, Scout leader, community leader and or neighbor).
- Official school transcript including credits and class rank.
Application forms can be found in guidance offices at the local public and private schools or at the MLT Web site,www.mattlandtrust.org, after March 1, 2010. The deadline for submitting the forms will be April 16,2010.
Applicants will be assessed according to academic achievement, pursuit of education in the environmental studies or a related field, personal statement, professional and personal references, community service, and financial need. Preference will be given to individuals who are members of the MLT or whose parents or grandparents are members of the MLT.
The recipient will be selected by May 10, and will be notified by mail. The recipient will be recognized at his or her school’s awards ceremony. The award will be disbursed after the student submits a college transcript documenting successful completion of his or her first semester in college to the President of the MLT.
For more information contact the MLT at: Mattapoisett Land Trust, ATTN: Education Committee, P.O. Box 31, Mattapoisett, MA 02739 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org