Scholarship available for environmental advocates

Mar 12, 2018

The Mattapoisett Land Trust is seeking applicants interested in helping the environment for its $1,000 "Blanche B. Perry Scholarship."

The award is available to a Mattapoisett resident interested in the field of Environmental Studies, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Technology or a related field.

Applicants must be seniors graduating from a secondary school in June. The scholarship is made available through the Edith Glick Shoolman fund, a bequest left to provide support for children in the Mattapoisett community. Offering this scholarship is consistent with the mission "of preserving land in order to enrich the quality of life for present and future generations of Mattapoisett residents and visitors."

Along with the application, the following additional information is required from the applicant: 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; a professional letter of reference (teacher or guidance counselor);  a character letter of reference from an employer, scout or community leader and or neighbor; an official school transcript including credits and class rank.

Applicants will be assessed according to academic achievement, personal statement, professional and personal references, community service, and financial need. Preference will be given to individuals who are members of the Mattapoisett Land Trust or whose parents or grandparents are members.

Included amongst eligible applicants are students from Old Rochester Regional High School, Bishop Stang High School, Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School and Tabor Academy.

The deadline for submission of an application form is May 1.

The recipient will be selected by May 20, and will be notified by mail. The award will be disbursed after the student submits an official college transcript documenting a successful completion of his or her first semester in college to the president of the Mattapoisett Land Trust.

The application forms can be found in the schools' guidance offices, as well as at the Mattapoisett Land Trust website,