WALDO COUNTY — Waldo County Extension Association, in cooperation with the Maine 4-H Foundation, is accepting applications for a $1,500 scholarship for graduating Waldo County high school seniors.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s mission is to help Maine people improve their lives through an educational process that uses research-based knowledge focused on issues and needs. The scholarship is designed to assist students interested in pursuing a degree that aligns with that mission, and has focused program areas in the Maine food system and youth development.
Students may apply by sending a 500- to 1,000-word essay, typed and double-spaced, that discusses their field of study and future plans. Priority will be given to those with experience with UMaine Extension or their field of study.
The award will be presented in May at the Maine 4-H Foundation annual meeting.
More information and access to the application are online; completed applications are due April 15. For more information or to request a paper application, contact Viña Lindley, firstname.lastname@example.org; 207.342.5971, 800.287.1426 (in Maine).
University of Maine Cooperative Extension:
As a resource for more than 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine's land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in the state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated, according to the Extension, in a news release. UMaine Extension also conducts an out-of-school youth educational program through 4-H.
About the University of Maine:
The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant, sea grant and space grant university. As Maine's flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the state's only public research university and among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast, according to UMaine. It attracts students from all 50 states and more than 70 countries.
UMaine currently enrolls 11,561 undergraduate and graduate students who have opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn master's, doctoral or professional science master's degrees, as well as graduate certificates. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide to conserve energy, recycle and adhere to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit umaine.edu.