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June 18, 2019
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Maine Seacoast Mission Announces Its 2019 Scholarship Awards
BAR HARBOR, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission has announced its 2019 scholarship awards. The Seacoast Mission has 100-year history of providing financial support to promising young adults from Downeast and island communities. Scholarship Director Terri Rodick noted an overall increase in the 2019 total scholarship amount, commenting that “this year we renewed sixty scholarships totaling $106,500, and awarded twenty-eight new scholarships totaling $59,000.”
Mission scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need and academic promise. Most scholarships are renewable, permitting students to reapply for all four years of college as long as they meet the Mission scholarship criteria. Scholarships range in amount from $1,500 – $5,000.
John Zavodny, Maine Seacoast Mission President, indicated that “the Mission has a long tradition of supporting the aspirations of the students involved in our educational programming – from their elementary school years, continuing through post-secondary opportunities. We look forward to continued investment in the potential of these young people, the future of our community,” said President Zavodny.
Among the Mission’s new scholarship recipients this year, Becca Blanch, an outstanding student at Washington Academy in East Machias received the Mary Turnbull Elliot Nursing Scholarship, a new scholarship award. Ms. Blanch, who has always known she wanted to be a nurse, will be attending Husson University in Bangor.
The David and Ann Ingram Scholarship was awarded to Matthew Correia from Sumner High School in Sullivan. Mr. Correia is a volunteer firefighter for Winter Harbor and has trained for certifications in CPR and first aid. The three-sport athlete looks forward to entering Eastern Maine Community College in the fall and will study Fire Science Technology, pursuing his passion.
The Mission’s Angus MacDonald Scholarship, named after one of the Mission’s founders, was awarded to Shead High School student Madison Greenlaw. Ms. Greenlaw has received academic recognition from the Maine Society of Women Engineers and Phi Beta Kappa. She has also served as President of the Passamaquoddy Chapter of the National Honor Society for the past two years. She will be a freshman at the Maine College of Health Professions in Lewiston in the fall.
Terri Rodick said applications and re-applications for the Mission’s 2020 Scholarships will be available from December 2019 to May 1, 2020. Ms. Rodick can be reached by email at [email protected].