Maine 4-H Foundation and the Waldo County Extension Association are proud to announce the availability of one $1500 scholarship.
To apply for the scholarship, students must submit a 500-1000 word essay, which must be typed and double spaced, that discusses in what ways, if any, they have been involved with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, their employment history as well as any community service or volunteer work related to their future field of study and what they hope to do after completing their education. Preference will be given to students who intend to serve the community in the fields associated with the mission of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension such as agriculture, horticulture, home economics, nutrition, preventative health, health education, youth development, early childhood education and adult education.
Please note that our evaluation criteria do not include student performance records or GPA information. This is a purposeful decision in order to include those deserving applicants who may not have the best grades but are dedicated and hardworking, and may not have access to scholarships that focus strictly on academic performance.
Deadline for scholarship applications is April 15.