Scholarship providers Zoe Siegel and Parker Harnett have submitted the following:
“How to Help in Maine” is so excited to announce the How to Help in Maine Community Outreach Scholarship, sponsored by Martin’s Point Health Care.
We are Zoe Siegel and Parker Harnett, seniors at Yarmouth High School, and co-founders of “How to Help in Maine” (www.howtohelpinmaine.org). We founded the organization “How to Help in Maine '' in November of 2018 because we wanted to help out in our community but were having trouble knowing how to get started. The mission of “How to Help in Maine” is to raise awareness of all the places students of any age can donate their time, stuff, and money to organizations who need them most. We created an engaging space where students can learn about the benefits of volunteering and then link to organizations which reflect their specific interests.
Even during these challenging times we believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing Maine today. Thanks to a generous partnership by Martin’s Point Health Care, we are so excited to announce the first annual How to Help in Maine Community Outreach Scholarship. We will be rewarding two $1500 scholarships to a pair of high school students who are making a profound impact on their community through innovative work and community service.
Applications are due by Friday, April 23, 2021. We will announce the winner in June. We hope to have some kind of ceremony, whether it be virtual or in person. This ceremony will celebrate all the great volunteers throughout the state, feature a keynote speaker, and recognize the scholarship winners.
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