SLT Helen A. Arthur Scholarship

The Sippican Lands Trust seeks applicants for its Helen A. Arthur Scholarship. The applicant for this $1,000 award must be a Marion resident in their last year of high school or enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college elsewhere. The following schools will be notified: Bishop Stang High School, Old Rochester Regional High School, Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School, Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, Bristol County Agricultural High School and Tabor Academy. A preference will be given to applicants who are majoring in or plan to major in environmental studies or a related field.

            The scholarship is made available through the Sippican Lands Trust Scholarship Fund. This award was created and named after Helen Adams Arthur (1940-2008), who was a beloved resident of Marion and alongside her husband Richard I. “Dick” Arthur, a long-time volunteer for the organization. Helen held a deep interest in the preservation of the beautiful open spaces in Marion.

            SLT’s Scholarship Committee will review all completed applications and will award the scholarship to the student(s) whose pursuits most closely reflect Helen’s wishes, as mirrored by the mission of Sippican Lands Trust: to acquire, preserve and provide access to open space throughout Marion for the benefit of the public today and for future generations.

            Requirements for the application include:

-A completed Helen A. Arthur Scholarship information sheet

-A personal statement highlighting the applicant’s educational goals and interests. Please include information about environmental course(s) taken, community service completed, volunteer involvement, or jobs held, as applicable.

-Two letters of reference with contact information (examples: teacher, guidance counselor, coach, employer, Scout leader, community leader, etc.).

            All forms will be available in guidance offices and on the SLT website at

            Completed applications should be postmarked by May 1, 2024 and mailed to: Sippican Lands Trust, Attn: Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 848, Marion, MA 02738. All applicants will be notified of status by email by June 1.

            For more information, contact the Sippican Lands Trust at 508-748-3080 or Please note that volunteer opportunities are available at the Sippican Lands Trust.

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