Sippican Lands Trust scholarship

Apr 11, 2023

The Sippican Lands Trust seeks applicants for its Helen A. Arthur Scholarship.

The applicant for this $1,000 award must be a Marion resident in their last year of high school or enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college elsewhere.

A preference will be given to applicants who are majoring in or plan to major in environmental studies or a related field.
The scholarship is made available through the Sippican Lands Trust Scholarship Fund.

This award was created and named after Helen Adams Arthur (1940-2008), who was a beloved resident of Marion and, alongside her husband Richard I. “Dick” Arthur, a long-time volunteer for the organization.

Helen held a deep interest in the preservation of the beautiful open spaces in Marion.

Sippican Land Trust’s’s Scholarship Committee will review all completed applications and will award the scholarship to the students whose pursuits most closely reflect Helen’s wishes, as mirrored by the mission of Sippican Lands Trust: to acquire, preserve, and provide access to open space throughout Marion for the benefit of the public today and for future generations.

Requirements for the application include a completed Helen A. Arthur Scholarship information sheet and a personal statement highlighting the applicant’s educational goals and interests.

Please include information about environmental course taken, community service/volunteer involvement, or jobs as applicable.
Two letters of reference with contact information are required (examples: teacher, guidance counselor,coach, employer, Scout leader, community leader, etc).

All forms will be available in guidance offices and on the Sippican Land Trust website at

Completed applications should be postmarked by May 1, 2023 and mailed to:

Sippican Lands Trust
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 848
Marion, MA 02738
All applicants will be notified of status by email by June 1, 2023.