deadline April 1

Waldo County Extension Association 2024 scholarship available to local students

Wed, 03/13/2024 - 5:00pm

The Waldo County Extension Association, in cooperation with the Maine 4-H Foundation, announces the availability of a $1500 scholarship for a Waldo County resident entering their first or second year of post-secondary education.

Applicants must be pursuing a career in a field that supports Cooperative Extension’s mission to help Maine people improve their lives through an educational process that uses research-based knowledge. Examples of eligible fields of study include, but are not limited to agriculture, horticulture, crop science, animal sciences, natural resource conservation, environmental sciences, home economics, nutrition, food systems, preventative health, youth development, and education.

Students who apply for this scholarship must complete the application and a 500 to 600-word essay discussing their future career goals and how this scholarship will help them achieve these goals. Applications must be returned to the Waldo County Cooperative Extension office by April 1. A single scholarship recipient will be announced by April 15, with funds awarded following completion of a successful first semester. 

More information as well as application materials can be found at  

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Sadee Mehuren at or call 207.342.5971 or 1-800-287-1426 (toll free in Maine). 



About University of Maine Cooperative Extension:  As a trusted resource for over 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 seeks to build thriving communities and grow the food-based economy, focusing on aspects from production and processing to nutrition, food safety and food security. Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H which offers hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagement and creates a positive environment where participants are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.