The Mattapoisett Land Trust is seeking applicants for their $1,000 ‘”Blanche B. Perry Scholarship.” This award is available to a Mattapoisett resident interested in the field of environmental studies, science, technology, or a related field, and is a graduating senior from a secondary school by June 2021. The scholarship is made available through the Edith Glick Shoolman fund, a bequest left to provide support for children in the community. Offering this scholarship is consistent with the mission of “preserving land in order to enrich the quality of life for present and future generations of Mattapoisett residents and visitors.”
Along with the application, the following additional information is required: 1. A personal statement about career goals as they relate to the mission of the MLT, past and present; 2. A signed community service form documenting a minimum of 20 hours of community service; 3. Professional letter of reference (teacher or guidance counselor); 4. A character letter of reference from an employer, scout, or community leader and or neighbor is required; 5. Official school transcript including credits and class rank.
Applicants will be assessed according to academic achievement, personal statement, professional and personal references, community service, and financial need. Preference will be given to individuals who are members of the Mattapoisett Land Trust or whose parents or grandparents are members of the MLT.
The participating schools are Old Rochester Regional High School, Bishop Stang High School, Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School, and Tabor Academy. The deadline for submitting the forms will be April 29.
The recipient will be selected by May 20 and will be notified by mail. The recipient will be recognized at his or her school’s awards ceremony. The award will be disbursed after the student submits an official college transcript documenting a successful completion of his or her first semester in college to the President of the Mattapoisett Land Trust.
The application forms will be found in the guidance offices at the local public and private schools and at the Mattapoisett Land Trust website at mattlandtrust.org/education/grants-and-scholarships.